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"Best possible experience right out of school"

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Former Employee - Business Analyst
Former Employee - Business Analyst
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Incredible people (both talented and caring -- though of course there are always exceptions), steep learning curve, real company values, best possible preparation for future business environments (not to mention exit opportunities) that one could ask for

Cons

Work-life balance is obviously tough with 4 days+ weekly travel and highly variable project hours, though it can be managed by working with the right people and in the right functions; it is a large corporation at the end of the day, so it's a little tough to flex your 'entrepreneurial' muscles

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Marvin Bower should be turning in his grave"

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    Current Employee - Senior Member of Firm Functions in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Member of Firm Functions in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits
    Highly intelligent and capable co-workers, although many are insecure overachievers
    Interesting and challenging work for consultants

    Cons

    Horrible work-life balance
    Non-consultants are second class citizens
    1,000+ partners who each expect to be treated as king/CEO
    A business management consulting company that is woefully ignorant of its own management problems

    Advice to Management

    McK is straying further and further from its core values and the late Marvin Bower would be appalled at the current state of things. There is no more "One McKinsey"; it's more like "A Tale of Two Cities" between consultants and non-consultants and the firm's annual Values Day based upon Marvin's core values is sheer hypocrisy at this point. Too many seven-figure senior partners nevertheless still consumed by greed and Rajat Gupta is only a symptom of a more widespread problem at the top of the firm. Non-partner senior managers under enormous stress and workload to attempt to placate the endless demands of partners who all want immediate attention and special treatment and the rules to apply to everyone but them. Even junior level staff are expected to work long hours and be available 24/7 despite having no bonus opportunity ("prod pay"). In general, non-consultants are viewed as nothing but a cost center to be eradicated wherever possible with remaining members expected to put forth Herculean efforts for the sole privilege of working at McK. .


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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great company to work for.

    Cons

    Not many cons, plenty of work experience required.

    Advice to Management

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