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You bring an incredible set of skills, abilities, and interests to McKinsey. We provide the mentors, training, and practical opportunities you need to develop your future.
We make sure learning is continual at McKinsey. We invest more than $200M a year in our learning curriculum, and you’ll spend up to five weeks in full-time classes during your first two years at the firm. You’ll also attend trainings hosted by your office, practices of interest to you, and any affinity groups you choose to join. You’ll also have access to a growing suite of virtual learning options that will teach you about specific topics and expand your skills.
More importantly, you will have peers and leaders dedicated to helping you be at your best, offering guidance about everything from which engagement to do, to how to develop, balance your full life, and make the most of what the firm offers. Because ours is a culture of coaching, you’ll find mentors wherever and whenever you need them. In fact,we have dedicated sponsorship and McKinsey Mentor programs to help make sure everyone has support at every stage.
Additionally, we have a culture of flexibility. Day to day, you’ll establish team norms so everyone on your team achieves their personal and professional goals.. We absolutely want you to pursue what you love outside the office, and we offer specific programs that support you. For example, Take Time gives consultants the option to take an extra 5 to 10 weeks of unpaid leave in between projects; colleagues have used it to travel the world, write novels, learn foreign languages, and binge watch Game of Thrones. Pace enables consultants to stay in their current roles longer when needed to see clients, themselves or their families through transitions. And our commitment to families includes extensive leave benefits for biological and adoptive parents; extra coaching and support; and a phase back option that helps consultants transition back to work after parental (or other extended) leave.
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At McKinsey, a team isn’t just a group of people with the same to-do list. Teamwork is core to our culture. Everyone is a full-fledged member of their team from day one forward, and every voice is heard, thanks to our strong, shared values.
The people on your teams will be diverse and inclusive. Data scientists, change management veterans, language arts majors, MDs, JDs, and athletes from around the world come together to deliver the expertise clients need. You’ll learn from them – about their areas of focus, leadership, and life in general. And you’ll have a blast doing it.
Outside the team room, you’ll find a strong community within your home office and perhaps through one of our affinity networks. These groups provide additional connectivity, mentorship, training, and opportunities to do meaningful work promoting diversity & inclusion in the community at large. Read more about them:
The people you meet at McKinsey will be your colleagues, mentors, and friends. From your first team to our 30,000+ member alumni network, the connections you make and the experiences you share will last the rest of your career, wherever it takes you.
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