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"Sharp people, high impact but demanding"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Associate
Former Employee - Associate
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at McKinsey & Company full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Sharp people
High profile projects
Opportunity to travel
Resume value

Cons

Long hours
Constant travel
Challenging projects
Dress code at client sites

Advice to Management

Reduce employee churn by improving work-life balance. Possible solutions include three day travel weeks, 9-10 hour workdays and allowing regular remote work.

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  1. Helpful (7)

    "Burning out the best and brightest"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time

    Pros

    Excellent learning opportunity with exposure to many environments and business problems. Any company who hires a McKinsey person - is very lucky to get them as they are the best, brightest and hardest working people.

    Cons

    Hours are brutal; a short day is 16 hours, many days are 20 hours. Partners state that this is a sign of problematic project management, but they rarely provide the EM or AP with guidance to how to address this.

    M-F you generally work 80 hours and put in another 10-15 on the weekends. If you divide salary by hours worked - average per hour is about $30-$40/hr.

    As an EM I have learned that it is impossible to balance work/life.

    Advice to Management

    There should be a limit on the number of hours you are allowed to work in a given week as this brutal schedule drives away the best and brightest.

    Your partners need to take a more active role in project management and in developing future leaders; otherwise you will continue to lose the best people in your organization.


  2. "Impressive people and challenging work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engagement Manager
    Former Employee - Engagement Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great network and accelerated career development

    Cons

    Long unpredictable hours
    Significant travel
    Limited control over industry and topic worked on
    Most of career options leaving are Strategy positions

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