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"Great company"

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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 a year)

Pros

Great, smart colleagues and interesting work across many industries, very powerful and intriguing corporate culture

Cons

none outside of traditional downside of being a strategy consultant (travel, hours)

Advice to Management

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Other Employee Reviews for McKinsey & Company

  1. "High powered organization that really drives impact"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Leadership inspires its employees to work hard and drive impact for the clients. Great network and potential to work on interesting projects across the world

    Cons

    Long hours is definitely at the top of the list and the need be on all the time


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    "Marvin Bower should be turning in his grave"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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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