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McKinsey & Company Business Analyst Reviews

Updated Mar 19, 2020

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  1. "Working for 3 years"

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    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Mountain View, CA
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    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Best intellectuals to work with

    Cons

    Difficult to find the right people initially

    McKinsey & Company2018-12-28
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    "Great place to start"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Chicago, IL
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    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Great culture and focus on personal development - Flexible vacation time and you can take time off whenever

    Cons

    - Sometimes long hours if you pick the wrong study - Too much focus on optics sometimes

    McKinsey & Company2018-12-17
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    "Bittersweet"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst 
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    Neutral Outlook
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    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Flexibility to make your own path - Exposure to brilliant minds and interesting problems - Great coaching

    Cons

    - Work life balance is basically non-existent - Extreme high stress environment

    McKinsey & Company2018-12-16
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    "McKinsey"

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    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in San Francisco, CA
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    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Awesome people and development opportunities

    Cons

    Don't always feel like you really add value to the client

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    McKinsey & Company2018-10-29
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    "Everything I hoped for"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Washington, DC
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    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    +Opportunity to engage directly with senior leaders at major F500, government, and social sector organizations on their most pressing issues +More responsibility and impact at your tenure than any other organization +Low ration of BAs/Associates to Partners means that you have significant exposure to senior leaders +Major focus on lifestyle and sustainability has yielded dividends in the past year +You have significant control in charting your own path and pursuing the opportunities you are most passionate about

    Cons

    +While it is possible in some offices (such as D.C.) to pursue an entirely local portfolio of work, the Firm's model is still built around 4 travel days/week.

    McKinsey & Company2018-10-19
  7. "Senior Business Analysts"

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    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Philadelphia, PA
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    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great teams, high impact on the worlds largest and most influential private, public, and social sector organizations

    Cons

    Travel can become unsustainable once you have a family

    McKinsey & Company2018-09-20
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    "Great introduction to career"

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    Business Analyst in New York, NY
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    I worked at McKinsey & Company for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Amazing thing to have on your resume Benefits are amazing Frequently travel is great if you are young and single

    Cons

    Some offices can be very political in terms of staffing and promotions - your experience depends in large part on who you work with, which is not always fully in your control

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    McKinsey & Company2018-08-30
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    "Find a good place or get out"

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    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst 

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time

    Pros

    Smart and driven coworkers Chance to work on high profile and high impact projects for the CEO of a big company Great pay the longer you stay Adding McKinsey to your resume will undoubtedly open doors

    Cons

    Workaholic culture Long working hours, then pressure to be available until late at night Hierarchical: do as partners say, suck up to them and you’ll get far Fake: all smiles and no complaints until they quit the next day Luck plays a part in your career progression and happiness (I.e., your PDM, DGL, first few projects) Your clients are not the coolest, most innovative companies out there. You are serving large bloated organizations with the budget to pay an expensive McKinsey team

    McKinsey & Company2018-08-22

    McKinsey & Company Response

    August 27, 2018Recruiting Expert

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Sorry to hear you don't think your colleagues and leaders are genuine colleagues and collaborators as that's not reflective of the broader organization nor our aspirations.

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  10. "Amazing people and learning while serving clients through good and bad times"

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

    Pros

    Amazing, talented, caring, diverse, inspiring people Truly believes in and lives to the spirit of its values Tons of responsibility / rapid development for junior people Some of its projects are truly world-changing Practically unlimited exit options

    Cons

    Has grown too big for its own good; taking on implementation work that used to be focus of the Big 4 Tons of variability in lifestyle - depends on client & leadership

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    McKinsey & Company2018-08-22

    McKinsey & Company Response

    August 27, 2018Recruiting Expert

    Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts - it's exciting to hear that you've felt the focus on our values and had the chance to grow quickly as a BA. Clients are asking for more and more support with implementation vs. straight strategy work, so much of the innovation is a reflection of where clients are heading, but your feedback would be great to share with your local leaders to provide other thoughts about the potential impact of adding to our expertise.

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  11. "Inspiring Place to Work"

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    Business Analyst in San Francisco, CA
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    I worked at McKinsey & Company for more than a year

    Pros

    You'll never come across smarter people. Everyone pushes each other to be better and learn continuously

    Cons

    The hours can be long, but you know that going into it.

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    McKinsey & Company2018-07-03

    McKinsey & Company Response

    July 11, 2018Recruiting Expert

    Thanks so much for sharing your perspectives - we agree that McKinsey is at its best when our colleagues support and mentor each other at all levels.

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