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McKinsey & Company London Reviews

Updated June 24, 2017
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  • Steep learning curve with a supportive team environment, feedback heavy culture that is focused on strengths based personal development (in 74 reviews)

  • Working with really smart people (in 148 reviews)

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  1. "Excellence all round"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Junior Specialist in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Junior Specialist in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent people
    Excellent opportunities
    Excellent impact
    Strong culture of non-hierarchical feedback

    Cons

    Work hours can be long and intense during the week

    Advice to Management

    Spread the coaching mentality throughout all senior-level positions


  2. "Unhealthy job"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Junior Associate in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Junior Associate in London, England (UK)
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Smart people
    - Exposure to C-level
    - Brand name

    Cons

    - Insane working hours
    - Travel

  3. "Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - learning
    - career opportunity
    - amazing people to work with
    - own career path

    Cons

    - lifestyle can be difficult


  4. "Amazing company!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Caring, fun, humble and amazing place to learn from very smart people

    Cons

    I don't have any cons


  5. "Business Analyst"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Training and support, culture, people, opportunities, office

    Cons

    Staffing, lifestyle, compensation given average for strategy firms


  6. "Best place to start your career"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    True supportive meritocracy - great place to work and develop skills useful across industries. Opens a lot more doors than it closes. Best place to start your career

    Cons

    Can vary depending on your study - though most colleagues are great. You wil need to ensure you strike the right balance and stay healthy, balanced. But a decent work-life blend.

    Advice to Management

    Keep supporting younger colleagues - allow them latitude to be entrepreneurial. Invest in solutions and switch people between start ups and traditional consulting


  7. "Implementation leader"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Implementation Leader in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Implementation Leader in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people & support working on big challenges with every opportunity to grow

    Cons

    Lifestyle can be very painful

  8. "McKinsey and Company"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Interaction Designer in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Interaction Designer in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fantastic opportunities for growth and great culture.

    Cons

    Work to life balance could be better, yet it's a balance from both sides.


  9. "Digital McKinsey"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Digital Expert in London, England (UK)
    Former Contractor - Digital Expert in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lot of talented people to work with, you never stop learning and broadening your own horizon.
    Potentially interesting projects and interesting clients.

    Cons

    One of the core firm values is obligation to dissent, however, in reality my experience is that it is frowned upon and can get you in a lot more hot water that you'd bargain for.
    Digital McKinsey still has a long way to go to be a true game changer. At the moment the only thing it has going for it is the fact that projects are driven from the C level.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to those who dare to speak up. Diving in and out of projects and disrupting through problem solving sessions doesn't get the work done any faster.


  10. "Great company to start career"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great training programs and excellent colleagues

    Cons

    Unsustainable lifestyle for long-term and famillies

    Advice to Management

    Higher focus on values, a lot of senior leadership doesn't live the values


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