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"Great learning opportunities, but can be a directionless grind sometimes."

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Former Employee - Senior Research Analyst in Waltham, MA
Former Employee - Senior Research Analyst in Waltham, MA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

You will never run out of new, interesting things to work on. The benefits are gold-plated. You work with exceptional people. The Firm commits huge resources to continuing development through formal training, and on-the-job experience.

Cons

There is a lot of work that is wasted all for the sake of maintaining appearances with clients or because a project was poorly scoped. The environment is pretty intense and people are stressed by deadlines most of the time. Growth opportunities on the research path are difficult to define.

Advice to Management

Diversifying into different service lines is likely necessary for the Firm's survival, but management needs to do a better job of integrating them all culturally.

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  1. "A diverse social and work culture with broad opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Internet Technologist in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Internet Technologist in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Intelligent, well-versed and motivated colleagues who provide excellent opportunities for career development. A mindset of ownership of responsibilities within a collaborative and supportive environment. Global exposure.

    Cons

    Tight timelines and demanding work hours


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    "Overall, a good experience profesionally"

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    Former Employee - Associate in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Associate in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    High ethics, high integrity, opportunity to work on some of the toughest problems in the world's most prominent companies, colleagues extremely talented and motivated

    Cons

    Loosing (lost?) its way. Profess to be about doing what is right by the client, but really about selling large engagements. Engagements often not staffed with the right talent

    Advice to Management

    N/A

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