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McKinsey & Company Associate Reviews

Updated Feb 21, 2020

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  1. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Associate 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at McKinsey & Company full-time

    Pros

    Phenomenal company; great training and feedback process

    Cons

    Potential travel can be cumbersome

    McKinsey & Company2020-01-21
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Exciting work but extremely poor WLB"

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    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Growth, Great exit opportunities, Exciting work

    Cons

    WLB is terrible Subjective reviews Values issues

    McKinsey & Company2020-01-29
  3. Helpful (1)

    "smart people, interesting topics, bad lifestyle"

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    Current Employee - Associate Partner in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    working with smart people Solving interesting C-level challenges

    Cons

    lifestyle is not great (travel, hours)

    McKinsey & Company2019-12-12
  4. Helpful (1)

    "A company with limitless amount of knowledge and growth opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    -smartest people I have ever worked with -worked on real work from the start -direct access to senior executives at Fortune 500 companies -amazing pay and benefits -unparalleled exit opportunities

    Cons

    -hours can be long and work can be incredibly demanding -very high expectations, not for everybody

    McKinsey & Company2019-11-27
  5. "Great professional growth"

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    Current Employee - Associate Partner 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Learning. Development. Career opportunities

    Cons

    Work hours. Politics. Travel. Some senior partners are very old school

    McKinsey & Company2019-11-02
  6. "Double edge sword"

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    Former Employee - Associate 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at McKinsey & Company full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    -Ability to gain experience across industries (E.g. Pharmaceuticals and government) and functions (e.g. Strategy, Operations) -Hard working and smart team mates -Access to C-suite/ Corporate leaders

    Cons

    -Grueling lifecycle with long hours ( 70-80 hr week) and intense travel (Sunday/Monday-Thurs most weeks) -Very fast pace (new set of skills were expected to be mastered every ~6 months, you're never doing enough) -Transactional personalities -Very little control on staffing (especially in your first year)

    McKinsey & Company2019-11-06
  7. Helpful (2)

    "Great invaluable experience"

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    Current Employee - Associate 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great place to work and learn

    Cons

    No real cons here at all

    McKinsey & Company2019-10-16
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Incredible learning opportunities and talented and nice colleagues"

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    Current Employee - Associate Partner in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    + People + Exposure to experiences + Learning opportunities + Compensation + Strong culture and values

    Cons

    - Lifestyle - Sometimes confusing org structure

    McKinsey & Company2019-10-14
  9. "Great and challenging environment"

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    Current Employee - Associate 

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time

    Pros

    a lot of flexibility and travel

    Cons

    sometimes long and tideous working hours

    McKinsey & Company2019-10-13
  10. "Intenso"

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    Current Employee - Associate in Boston, MA

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Interesting projects, learning opportunities, good exit

    Cons

    Long hours, a lot of travel, many difficult people, full of cliques

    McKinsey & Company2019-10-21

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