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We work with leaders across sectors to tackle some of their toughest challenges, e.g.: how to best grow a start-up, improve early education, or quickly enter a new market. We serve organizations of all sizes, ranging from small-to-midsized companies with revenues less than $5bn ... Read more

Mission: Our mission is two-fold: to help our clients make distinctive, lasting, and substantial improvements in their performance; and to build a firm that attracts, develops, excites, and retains exceptional people. These elements are strongly connected. Helping clients solve their ... Read more

Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2020 (#24), 2019 (#19), 2018 (#12), 2017 (#11), 2015 (#9), 2013 (#2), 2012 (#2), 2011 (#18), 2010 (#5), 2009 (#12)

Top CEOs: 2019 (#7), 2018 (#15), 2017 (#12), 2016 (#3), 2013 (#3)

McKinsey & Company – Why Work With Us?

Exciting work that makes a difference. Colleagues and experts at the top of their fields. Supportive colleagues and a culture of mentoring. Endless opportunities to take what you know, develop your skills, and be at your best taking on the world’s toughest challenges. That’s life at McKinsey, and it could be for you.

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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.

Hear our colleagues describe how they’ve found their communities at the firm:


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“How can I help my company enter new markets?”

“How can I improve education or healthcare in my country?”

“How can I help my clients become better leaders?” 

McKinsey’s thought leadership is embodied in the McKinsey Global Institute  and the McKinsey Quarterly . If you’re interested, you can stay abreast of our latest thinking through the McKinsey Insights app or our website

In July 2014, we launched the McKinsey Social Initiative, an independent non-profit, to build cross-sector partnerships to develop and implement scalable solutions for global issues.



McKinsey & Company Reviews

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    Lots of developmental opportunities. Most folks really care about you - have made a lot of great friends here. Incredible exposure at a young age.


    Long work hours - lack of focus on lifestyle from many older partners at the Firm

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    Focus on retention - this means adjusting scope sometimes, having bigger teams, etc. Better lifestyle for all will drive the future growth of the Firm

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    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at McKinsey & Company (London, England (UK)) in May 2018.


    Great communication, relaxed process. Two face to face interview comprising a case and a personal experience question. Both interviewers put you at ease and worked through the case with you, and asked engaged follow up questions in the personal experience section.

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McKinsey & Company Awards & Accolades

  • "Triple Crown" Achievement: Ranked First in all Three Regions Surveyed, Vault Consulting 50, 2014
  • The Best Consulting Firms: Prestige in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific, Vault, 2015
  • #2 in Asia, Best Consulting Firms in Asia for Diversity, Vault, 2015
  • McKinsey Global Institute ranked #2 in the ‘Go To Global Think Tank Index’, The Think Tanks And Civil Societies Program, 2015
  • Forbes 2016 ‘30 Under 30’ list - McKinsey winners represent 6 of the 20 total categories with 1 based in India, Forbes, 2016
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