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Former Employee - Project Manager in Seattle, WA
Former Employee - Project Manager in Seattle, WA
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

The people I worked with were great! Everyone who worked there, with the exception of senior and middle managers all tried to pull together to get all assignments completed. I couldn't speak more highly of the people in the trenches!

Cons

Very sexist! Women will not advance, unless in the "support" roles. When I started there, there were a number of women in Project Management roles. When I left, there was 1 woman working in P.M. Not a friendly place for women in a male-dominated industry.

Advice to Management

Treat your people better. Get rid of managers who do not "manage" well. They knew who they were, but didn't seem to care.

Other Employee Reviews for McKinstry

  1. "Good company to learn and grow"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at McKinstry full-time

    Pros

    Great freedom to self-direct and work with others to explore new ideas. Company allows you to make mistakes and learn from them as you grow.

    Cons

    History of over-reaching on services offered leading to high stress delivery model to meet expectations and keep business lines connected.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on support and growth of middle management.


  2. "Challenging, satisfying, fun - and often frustrating!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at McKinstry full-time

    Pros

    Very smart, industry-leading business model - integrated services and delivery.
    Awesome CEO!
    Great people - smart, committed, very hard working.
    Uber-cool environment at Seattle hdqtrs - gym, deli, driving range (...!!!)
    Committment to maintaining and enriching the culture as company grows and matures.

    Cons

    Tolerance of silos and siloed-behavior prevent full execution of strong business model.
    Lack of standards and accountability result in inconsistent project execution; unpredictable margins.
    Measurement and rewards don't reinforce strategic or tactical priorities.
    Company struggles to embrace the organizational sophistication necessary for growth while preserving the best aspects of entreprenurial zeal.

    Advice to Management

    Define, communicate and reinforce process and performance standards!
    Cultivate and reward "positive pragmatism."
    Hire people to lead who have successful experience building organizational systems and processes in companies with similar growth trajectories.
    Value, respect and support people with real management/leadership skills; give them scope to develop and don't micro-manage them.
    Identify leaders early and nurture them - intentionally.

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