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"Fantastic experience, will highly recommend early in anyone's career"

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Former Employee - Engagement Manager in Cleveland, OH
Former Employee - Engagement Manager in Cleveland, OH
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Diversity of clients / industries / functions that one can get to know and understand. Huge personal growth and exposure to cutting-edge thinking. Great brand name recognition. Overall - it's one of the best places to get to understand multiple facets of business in a number of industries.

Cons

Intolerable hours and travel. Lack of "follow through" on most projects (i.e. only early implementation is usually included in a scope).

Advice to Management

Foster office culture - since most of the people are travelling all the time - attachment to people from the office suffers

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  1. Helpful (6)

    "Great learning experience - but issues"

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    * Great environment to learn core skills like problem-solving and communication -- which will serve you well wherever you go

    Cons

    * Work-life balance terrible
    * They aspire to be a meritocracy - but is not always followed (e.g., some senior partner and partners "protect" those individuals that further their own interests
    * The company says they support expert consulting tracks - but has an ingrained "generalist" mentality - and values generalists more

    Advice to Management

    work on all the "cons" mentioned


  2. Helpful (9)

    "Former Administrative Employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - work/life balance encouraged, but administrative staff "not allowed" to have a blackberry to stay on top of emails.
    - fellow Admins stepped up to support each other when blantant disrespect/problems caused by management
    - performance reviews partially based on how "colleagues" rated you
    - some friendly employees (including Managing Director), but it does not always trickle-down

    Cons

    These all coming from a very proactive, collaborative, positive, former employee:
    - archaic mentality towards management of administrative personnel (could not leave desk without telling someone)
    - overall stress from the job is felt across all personnel. There are ways to work more efficiently and reduce stress but they are not open to hearing it.
    - clear disconnect between Consultants and Administrative staff (communications, social outings, networking opportunities, team-building)
    - most new-hires have no idea how to work with an Assistant
    - "up or out" and "client always comes first" policies creates self-promoting consultants and terrible work environment for many administrative personnel
    - performance reviews do not include input from direct reports
    - direct manager and HR person were one in the same (conflict of interest)
    - very "shut up and do as you're told" environment
    - some upper management verbally abusive/disrespectful with zero repercussions or apology
    - Administrative personnel not located in-office for lower management. Title of "Executive Assistant" seems to be handed out like candy, which is a disservice to everyone.
    - not focused on personnel retention

    Advice to Management

    Get with the times. Administrative staff need to be treated as colleagues/partners. Instead of shoving corporate values down people's throats, open your eyes to real-life values and foster a positive work environment.

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