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Updated December 18, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Associate"

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    Former Employee - Associate in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Associate in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Multi-faceted operations, Good Travel Benefits

    Cons

    travel is rough, but the miles are a plus


  2. Helpful (3)

    "McKinsey Implementation is amazing!"

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    Current Employee - Implementation Leader in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Implementation Leader in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time

    Pros

    Partner with senior leaders to drive results that make a fundamental difference for their organization. Same career trajectory (Partner path) and compensation as rest of McKinsey. You get to work with very caring and talented people within the implementation practice.

    Cons

    None. MI is an amazing group to be a part of.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Implementation Coach"

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    Current Employee - Senior Implementation Coach in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Implementation Coach in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Brilliant people
    -Challenging work
    -Incredible stepping stone
    -Great benefits/comp

    Cons

    -Long hours
    -Heavy travel (Mon-Thurs) most weeks


  4. Helpful (6)

    "Executive Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at McKinsey & Company full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Incredible environment and professionalism. The people are amazing, always pushing to improve and expand upon the value we brought to clients, as well as internally. Lots of opportunity for learning, expanding your knowledge, and to get involved in different practice areas of interest. Full benefit package was outstanding.

    Cons

    Challenging to maintain balance. Sporadic flexibilty with support staff...sometimes great...but also sometimes extremely rigid. Compensation increases very low, and evaluation process while very thorough, was discouraging & demotivating.


  5. "Terrific place"

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

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people, collaborative culture, interesting work, and terrific values.

    Cons

    More than a job and less than a life as the saying goes. Requires more than your usual job in terms of time and intensity.

    Advice to Management

    Play to win and go for it. Don't let a great Firm rest on its laurels and fail to keep pace of the truly changing external environment.


  6. "Executive Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people and excellent benefits

    Cons

    Work/life balance. Life is very 24/7 so it can be stressful.


  7. "Incredible learning experience"

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    Current Employee - Senior Implementation Coach in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Implementation Coach in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    At McKinsey, you'll experience tremendous personal and professional growth. There will be opportunities to learn new industries and functions at an executive level. The culture is highly collaborative and inviting.

    Cons

    The work/life balance is challenging. Traveling away from the family is difficult, but the Firm is taking actions to help improve predictability.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to develop and grow your employees.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Positive vibes at McK"

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    Current Employee - Engagement Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Engagement Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Autonomy, client impact , salary and benefits

    Cons

    Work life balance, travel can be tough, some partner are dicks - but can be avoided

    Advice to Management

    Treat people like humans with families


  9. "Associate Partner"

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

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Pay, learnings, women's network, fun

    Cons

    hours, pressure, stress, demands, travel

    Advice to Management

    Change business model to support better lifestyle


  10. "Great place to start your career"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Professional Development, Down-to-earth people, Amazing Exposure

    Cons

    Long hours, more cool work than you have time for


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