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"Great learning experience"

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Former Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY
Former Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Amazingly smart, capable co-workers
Intense focus on delivering results
Culture of cooperation and helping each other succeed
Opportunity to gain experience very quickly in many areas

Cons

Real focus of the firm is on building relationships with clients and selling more projects
Most projects are on very un-inspiring problems like setting prices or managing call centers
Generally don't feel like you're making the world a better place, and sometimes are finding profitable ways to make it worse

Advice to Management

Drive for expansion and growth has led to taking on more and more projects, and developing relationships with more and more clients. This means less ability to pick and choose the opportunities where the firm can make an important contribution. Consider more focus, and less growth

Other Employee Reviews for McKinsey & Company

  1. Helpful (1)

    "intense but friendly"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    work on challenging projects with amazing people
    huge amount of variety
    great training programs
    rapid growth
    great benefits and perks

    Cons

    very demanding of time
    constantly feeling stretched


  2. "Amazing learning, very intense, often unproductive work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Most pure form of meritocracy
    Tremendous learning curve
    Wide range of opportunities
    Wealth of resources
    Great benefits package
    Pretty good salary (though not for the hours)

    Cons

    Too intense
    Really poor lifestyle, often driven by travel/work that isn't necessary
    Clients often not capable of executing the strategies we give them, so less fulfilling

    Advice to Management

    Treat people more like people and less like workhorses

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