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"Great experience at McKinsey in the High Tech Practice"

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Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY
Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Great projects, people and compensation

Cons

Consulting is tough on work life balance. It is no different at McKinsey

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    "High-end consulting"

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    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - exposure to senior clients
    - high diversity of topics
    - high level of trust and freedom to be independent
    - good perks
    - high degree of freedom in staffing choices

    Cons

    - work-life balance is challenging, particularly with travel
    - it's not a rat race but it is


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    "Non-consulting role: rewarding opportunities"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analytics Manager (Internal) in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Analytics Manager (Internal) in New York, NY
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - The Firm really lives their values, it is not just paid lip service
     - Really smart colleagues, everyone wants to be the best for the Firm, there are always some people but generally not in a competitive way
     - Constantly challenged, pushed in new areas, learn a lot, never boring; you are asked to solve tough problems no matter if that is your formal job responsibility or not

    Cons

    - Everyone is over-worked
     - You can't get anything done without a Partner sponsor and conversely, if a Partner, any Partner, has an idea then you have to do it. This can lead to a lack of vision and unifying strategy to the work we do
     - Ceiling of advancement for non-consultants; there is a lot you can do and a lot of options but the path isn't clearly defined so you have to work at it, and ultimately you will hit a ceiling
     - Most people treat non-consultant colleagues with respect and appreciation, but those that don't create enough of a bad feeling that it taints the whole experience

    Advice to Management

    The challenges, disappointment, and issues for non-consultants are obvious and well-known. Either get serious about fixing them or be prepared for the consequences.

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