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  • Steep learning curve with a supportive team environment, feedback heavy culture that is focused on strengths based personal development (in 75 reviews)

  • Working with really smart people (in 151 reviews)

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  1. "Work at McK"

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Steep learning curve
    High exposure to senior client
    Good total compensation benefits

    Cons

    Long hours in some weeks

    Advice to Management

    Improve lifestyle a bit


  2. "Good company, lots of travbel"

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Steep learning,curve very smart Colleagues, Solid career growth opportunites, MBA sponsorship

    Cons

    A lot of Travelling and long working hours

  3. "Great springboard"

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    Former Employee - Engagement Manager in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Former Employee - Engagement Manager in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

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

    Pros

    - Learn skills that are incredible useful (hypothesis-driven problem solving, synthesizing, project management)

    Cons

    - Lifestyle (travel, 60+ hour workweeks) makes long-term career difficult


  4. "Great to grow your career, but no work-life balance"

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    Former Employee - Engagement Manager in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Former Employee - Engagement Manager in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture, great people, very smart
    Really good international brand for your CV, especially if you stay longer than 3 years
    Up or out culture means you are always stretched and learning, if you are up for it it's great to grow professionally

    Cons

    Too much travel, long work hours, stressful situations. A lot has been done to address some of these issues, but it still is hard to balance work and personal life, especially due to the travel. It's great when you are young and single, but gets hard if you want a family

    Advice to Management

    Continue the great work, focus on keeping the values, (this from my point of view as a current client): beware of doing too much program management and not enough "content impact", particularly on RTS type engagements.


  5. "What you expect"

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    Current Employee - Junior Associate in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Junior Associate in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very high calibre work, steep learning curve, variety and intensity of projects

    Cons

    Ridiculous long hours (12 hours is a super easy day) for no real reason; not enough appreciation of people with different skills/ with a profile that diverges from the norm. Calibre of colleagues is less than what I expected, and inspirational level of management is drastically less.

    Advice to Management

    If you are going to hire people with a broader range of skills you need to adapt the review process to reflect that.

    Try to kill the ridiculous culture of face time.


  6. "Awesome place"

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    Former Employee - Summer Business Analyst in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Former Employee - Summer Business Analyst in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at McKinsey & Company (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Challenging Tasks
    You will be surrounded to really well prepared people
    You will have exposure to high business rank people
    You have a lot of benefits
    You will learn a lot
    Accelerated career

    Cons

    The work hours can be tough for some
    The constant challenge can be a con for come
    Travelling a lot can be a con for some
    Rotating among industries in entry levels can be a con, for some.
    The work hours may very quite a lot among projects, which can be a con for some.

    Advice to Management

    You guys are great


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Associate, McKinsey Sao Paulo Office"

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent salary, company car, medical insurrance, bonus.
    Interesting tasks, great corporate clients.
    Steep learning curve.

    Cons

    Weak leadership (Feedback is understood as critic-session, not as "strength-based-feedback").
    You are only a soldier to fulfill orders.

    Advice to Management

    Practice what you preach during the Basic Consulting Readiness course

  8. "Values driven"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Recommends

    Pros

    strong global culture; colleagues always open to help, great people, friends.

    Cons

    For not consultants career development and growth opportunities are limited, long hours


  9. "Engagement manager"

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    Current Employee - Engagement Manager in São Paulo, Maranhão (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Engagement Manager in São Paulo, Maranhão (Brazil)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Culture
    People
    challenge projects
    good opportunites
    feedback and coaching

    Cons

    Worklife balance
    Long hours
    pressure
    underpaid


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Great place for professional development"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engagement Manager in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Engagement Manager in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    McKinsey offers a clear career path to is employers and several training and development opportunities

    Cons

    Life style is usually pretty bad and gets worse as you get longer in the job. It makes sense in the beginning of the career, when one does not have a family, but requires a lot of sacrifice later. Salary is a pro in some countries, not in Brazil.


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