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"Great, unique and intense"

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Current Employee - Associate in Lagos (Nigeria)
Current Employee - Associate in Lagos (Nigeria)

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

Pros

Challenge, exposure to CEOs, compensation, exposure

Cons

Life- balance, lots of travel

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great learning opportunities, but poor work-life balance; make sure you're a good fit before joining!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Practice Expert in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Practice Expert in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at McKinsey & Company full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great learning opportunities - I've learned so much that I can take to my next job
    Very intelligent colleagues - didn't like everyone, but I did respect them all for their abilities
    More a meritocracy than any other place I've worked (but not perfect as humans still make the decisions)

    Cons

    Poor work-life balance (very bad if, like me, you're an S on the Myers Briggs matrix vs. an N - this really matters, so please don't take it lightly!)

    Vast majority of people are very serious, and extremely work-focussed - very little office banter
    Sales skills (which I'm very good at) not really valued

    I've recommended that people do work for McKinsey - but PLEASE make sure you do so with your eyes open and take great caution if you're an S on Myers Briggs!!

    Advice to Management

    Don't believe your own hype so much; yes, McKinsey is a very good firm with lots of positives, but it's not nearly as good as the internal communications would have you believe - these are posted by senior management and are therefore skewed towards people who like it so much that they decided to make it their long term career

    Don't believe in your own 'values' so much. London office partner values comprise (or used to comprise) five different values, but one dominates all the others - putting clients first (e.g. over the work-life balance, happiness and health of their staff) - as to make the rest largely irrelevant


  2. Helpful (1)

    "General review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in New Delhi (India)
    Current Employee - Analyst in New Delhi (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent people, pay and work life balance

    Cons

    Cannot think of any thing. Excellent place to work for

    Advice to Management

    None

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