McKinsey & Company - Not at all like they market it during recruiting | Glassdoor
There are newer employer reviews for McKinsey & Company
There are newer employer reviews for McKinsey & Company

See Most Recent

Helpful (17)

"Not at all like they market it during recruiting"

StarStarStarStarStar
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Business Analyst in Palo Alto, CA
Current Employee - Business Analyst in Palo Alto, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

- Name brand and the apperance to the outside world that you'll be somehow qualified because of your time at McKinsey
- Smart, genuine, nice, and interesting people
- Cares about work life balance as best as they can given the necessary travel, etc
- Money to slosh around for team events and retreats

Cons

- Limited number of people care about personal development
- Stinginess and overall laser focus on profits above all else, including client impact
- Force consultant to specialize without any connectoin to personal interests or desire
- Senior management are disconnected and very hierarchical
- Does not follow many of its written values, which they tout so strongly

Advice to Management

Make your recruiting pitch - that you'll learn, that you'll be able to try out new things, that you'll be able to work with high level executives at clients - match the reality - that you'll learn very little, that you'll be forced to specialize quickly without any word in the process, and that you'll have little access to clients overall.

Other Employee Reviews for McKinsey & Company

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great Firm to work for"

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

    I worked at McKinsey & Company full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people, culture, value and corporate structure

    Cons

    Work-life balance not always ideal


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great experience"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting topics, smart colleagues, focus on professional development, Michelin dinners, lots of points

    Cons

    Lots of time away from home, company moving away from CEO as it becomes more operationally focused in order to grow, low salaries at junior level

There are newer employer reviews for McKinsey & Company
There are newer employer reviews for McKinsey & Company

See Most Recent

Work at McKinsey & Company? Share Your Experiences

McKinsey & Company
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
 
Click to Rate
or