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"Challenging work with brilliant colleagues, though overstressed and underpaid"

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Current Employee - Engagement Manager in New York, NY
Current Employee - Engagement Manager in New York, NY
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Pros

Provides some of the most fascinating work you can get. I've had access to CEOs, head financial leads, and even advised a president in an emerging market. Colleagues are nearly all brilliant, though some may lack interpersonal skills (or a life outside the firm).

Cons

Work life balance is the most difficult part of working at McKinsey. I've seen colleagues become incredibly unhealthy (stop working out, put on weight), turn to alcholism, and one even had a psychological breakdown and had to go on leave. It is a very high pressure environment, and can be difficult to maintain in the long term, which contributes to the high turnover. Also, compensation is rather weak, given the hours we work.

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    "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Engagement Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Engagement Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lot's of opportunities to do different jobs. Good compensation. Strong sense of values.

    Cons

    Excessive travel, and difficult to do long-term planning as things change quickly.

    Advice to Management

    Keep lifestyle top of mind.


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    "great place to learn"

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    Current Employee - Engagement Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Engagement Manager in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    diversity, growth trajectory, personal growth, hotel and airline points

    Cons

    travel ALL the time, long hours, uncertainty in planning

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