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McKinsey & Company Atlanta Reviews

Updated January 19, 2017
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  • challenging work, steep learning curve, best first job ever (in 69 reviews)

  • Get to work with really smart people (in 136 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Fabulous people"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    + The smartest, hardest working people anywhere
    + Interesting problems of all types
    + Values driven approach and commitment to putting the client first
    + Very healthy pay and incredible benefits

    Cons

    + Work life balance is tough to find
    + It's an ocean -- if you don't find a mentor, it can be huge and overwhelming
    + If you don't look out for your own best interests, no one else will


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Fantastic Organization"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engagement Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Engagement Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to learn and grow

    Cons

    Lack of work life balance


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent (and rapidly improving) compensation, high level of senior client exposure, wide range of geographic and functional opportunities, best-in-class colleagues

    Cons

    Challenging lifestyle (travel, hours), unclear long-term compensation trajectory


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  5. "Review"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great place to work. Great people to work with

    Cons

    Work hours could be long, but then again it's consulting


  6. Helpful (6)

    "It's not for everyone"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing benefits, lots of opportunities for go-getters, incredibly smart and nice people.

    Cons

    It's an incredibly tough job, especially if it's your first job out of university. Most of what you do here is either self-taught or figure-it-out-as-you-go. It's a sink or swim environment, no matter how much the company emphasizes "mentorship." If you're not sure this is what you want to do, the idea of traveling 4 days a week doesn't appeal to you, and if you need to survive on more than 4 hours of sleep a night, this may not be the job for you. Also, a lot of people here "drink the kool-aid," making it difficult to express your issues or doubts about the job with coworkers, which can be isolating.

    Advice to Management

    Create more of a support system for new employees, especially those coming from a non-business background. It might help to have a shadowing portion of training when people first join so they can get a better idea of what the demands of the position are. Help employees clearly understand what is expected of them, and also evaluate if your expectations are truly reasonable.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Unique experience for a young professional"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at McKinsey & Company full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Bright colleagues in a very challenging environment. Fantastic for personal development. Excellent jumping off place for the rest of your career

    Cons

    Work life balance can be impossible depending on engagement. Not all engagements are "thrilling." At times you feel like you have five people in the team room only discussing color / font on a page.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on career development. Put individuals in a position to succeed.


  8. "Nobody does it better"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engagement Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Engagement Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at McKinsey & Company full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    World-class colleagues, pay, and benefits. Accelerated learning and development through apprenticeship and the work. Working there is like winning a career gold medal; you get credit (in some but not all circles) for the rest of your life.

    Cons

    Travel and intensity; pace is set by you if you're super-confident or by those around you if you're normal

    Advice to Management

    Innovate - the industry is coming for you!


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Operator"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operator in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Operator in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company part-time

    Pros

    Brilliant and coaching upper level management who believe in learning.

    Cons

    Sometimes too professional, little social interaction with coworkers.


  10. "Left after 3 years; very happy with the experience"

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    Former Employee - Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at McKinsey & Company full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people are amazing. It's a privilege to work with smart, talented people every day. Project experience and trainings build skills and content knowledge very quickly.

    Cons

    Lifestyle. It depends on the project and can range from intense but sustainable to brutally unhealthy. I left because I had a kid and could not live with Monday through Thursday travel as a dad.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Great experience"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Colleagues, compensation, great clients, unrivaled learning opportunities

    Cons

    Lifestyle, lack of understanding of what you do

    Advice to Management

    Be more respectful of BA lifestyle commitments



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