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"Lots of opportunities...so long as you are not in the wrong place at the wrong time"

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Former Employee - Associate in Atlanta, GA
Former Employee - Associate in Atlanta, GA
Approves of CEO

Pros

As a general rule you will: 1) work on Interesting projects; 2) work with really bright, motivated people; and 3) receive amazing benefits (e.g. medical/dental, life insurance, retirement) while you are with McKinsey. You do have an incredible opportunity to move ahead compared to peers in traditional companies. As a result, if you leave after a few years, you can come in at a higher level than if you had been at a company for the same amount of time.

Cons

Three downside; 1) no matter what people tell you, there are going to be long hours and you will need to work hard to protect your weekends; 2) you can be on the wrong study at the wrong time and end up having a poor review that can do you in on bonus/pay raise percentage; and 3) travel... it is usually Monday through Thursday nearly every week of the year.

Advice to Management

Continue to work hard to push the work/life balance and find ways to give consultants more opportunities to do less traveling.

Other Employee Reviews for McKinsey & Company

  1. "good consulting company to build your resume"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good bonus, lots of travel opportunities and networking with executives

    Cons

    no time to socialize and spend with family

    Advice to Management

    hire some talented people


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great place for development, very peculiar type of personality"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    1) Great career advancement
    2) Mentors really care about your development
    3) Extremely smart group of people
    4) Perfect job right out of school

    Cons

    1) Very long hours
    2) Superstars are not appropriately rewarded
    3) Incentive structure of staffing sometimes creates non optimal staffing
    4) Very heavy internal politics

    Advice to Management

    1) Be more understanding of people's commitments
    2) Actually follow through with strength based feedback orientation. Idea is great, execution is very poor


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