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"Super smart people but insecure and driven by fear"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Consultant in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Senior Consultant in San Francisco, CA
Recommends
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

The opportunity to work with very clever people and to see lots of different organizations

Cons

Led by folks who don't really understand what it means to excite, inspire and motivate people
The premium here is on how smart you are and how well you come off to your senior colleagues

Advice to Management

You ask for people to be entrepreneurial and yet the systems and structures in place discourage that and reward safe-bets, pleasing senior colleagues

Other Employee Reviews for McKinsey & Company

  1. "Management Consulting"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Name recognition / exit opportunities

    Cons

    The people aren't that fun

    Advice to Management

    Measure performance based on impact to clients


  2. "Exhilarating"

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

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    > The network: people are smart, capable, diverse and well connected
    > Rapid development of hard and soft skills
    > Steep trajectory of increasing challenge and responsibility

    Cons

    > Exhausting between frequent travel and long hours, but better than i-banking or corporate law
    > Up or out
    > Marginal utility of the Firm diminishes with tenure

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