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"You are always as good as your last review"

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Former Employee - Engagement Manager in San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Engagement Manager in San Francisco, CA
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I worked at McKinsey & Company full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Opportunities to work with very senior clients, on high-impact issues, with very smart people all around.
Some options to create/find your niche in a given industry and rapidly become a "go-to"/expert in that field (and be recognized for it)
Great trainings
Access to a vast network after your time at McKinsey

Cons

Being staffed on a 'good" engagement is like the lottery. It doesn't always happen because stars don't always line up (the consultant's availability, relevant skills, timing of the client, etc.). Getting staffed is a bit like being on the job market: you have to advocate for yourself unless a champion does it for you (e.g., a partner, an associate principal, or sometimes an engagement manager)

Especially outside the US, the organization is very different, less concerned with lifestyle if at all, ready to please the client at all costs, and not worried about squeezing the team like a lemon. Unacceptable behaviors from partners in the US are not sanctioned in other offices.

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    "McKinsey - review of the job"

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    Current Employee - Associate in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Associate in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great people, diversity, challenging, fun

    Cons

    it can be stressful, long hours


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    "Love the job, love the people!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Summer Business Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Summer Business Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at McKinsey & Company as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    $50 for dinner and $35 for lunch means great food all the time!
    Lots of miles and starwood points due to travel and hotel stays
    Incredibly smart colleagues to learn from from top MBA and PHD programs
    Very caring environment
    Instead of flying back home for the weekend, you can leverage the fly out to go anywhere you want!
    Exposure to top management in industry
    Ability to be exposed to multiple industries through going on different studies

    Cons

    Long hours (8am to 1am) occasionally
    There is a lot of travel which might be a bummer if you dislike traveling
    There is always high pressure to perform

    Advice to Management

    You're doing a great job!

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