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"Neutral, impersonal and"

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)
Current Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Great brand to have on your CV
Opportunity to learn about a lot of sectors in a relatively short period of time
Get to work with some interesting people, and learn how to best do a project in a short period of time

Cons

Long, long hours (meaning way longer than necessary)
Quite a few arrogant know-it-alls

Advice to Management

Please put some more effort into looking after people's work-life balance and ensure appropriate bottom-up feedbacks are taken into account, and actioned!

Other Employee Reviews for McKinsey & Company

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Interesting work, great colleagues, local office culture could be better"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engagement Manager in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Former Employee - Engagement Manager in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at McKinsey & Company full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Interesting client work, ability for associates to work across many industries and also work directly with senior client members. Exceptionally smart and fun colleagues. Comfortable office surroundings.

    Cons

    Long hours. Travel is norm. Hong Kong management (and Greater China in general) do not seem to hold same values as North American counterparts -- more emphasis on business vs profession, more political environment, more hierarchical culture


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to start your career"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engagement Manager
    Current Employee - Engagement Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    1. Good place to learn basics that will put you in good stead for later e.g. problem solving, people management, communication
    2. Opportunity to meet and be known to very senior professionals across industries

    Cons

    1. Too much travel leading to very little time spend with family and friends. Especially in countries where Fridays in office is not a norm. Sometimes i miss even basic stuff like paying phone bills because I simply have such little time!
    2. Long hours can lead to health issues - I know of many people who have chronoic back problems because of sitting in one position on a computer for too long
    3. Although the firm prides itself on providing mentorship opporutnities, true mentors are hard to find as everybody is just trying to get done with their own work, most of the time.

    Advice to Management

    Engagement Manager and above, the stress of ":ticking the boxes" and doing too many things should be removed so people are happier and less stressed. This will ensure they spend optimal time of the most useful things, and not spread themselves too thin.


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