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McKinsey & Company New York City Reviews

Updated February 17, 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. "Research Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Intern in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Research Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing work culture
    Creative minds working and moving on same career path

    Cons

    Team mates travel a lot which makes u miss the place since we are left in office as interns
    No holiday rule for interns


  2. "consultant"

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    Former Employee - Associate Partner in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate Partner in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great teams to work with

    Cons

    getting too large and complex


  3. "Senior Business Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Distinctive people, great exposure to senior people

    Cons

    Politics all the way - you have to talk to partners all the time to be distinctive


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  5. "Associate"

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    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great learning and career opportunities

    Cons

    High stress, work life imbalance


  6. "Higher is only heaven"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Implementation Coach (Associate) in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Implementation Coach (Associate) in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A bunch of brilliant folks saving the world

    Cons

    Saving the world can be very very tiring and weary

    Advice to Management

    Not everyone is cut out to be a mentor, gotta somehow pimp up the mentorship program.


  7. "Unique culture with ability to pursue your own path"

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    Current Employee - Associate General Counsel in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate General Counsel in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart people, ability to be flexible in the way you work if you take ownership

    Cons

    if not on partnership track then compensation quickly hits glass ceiling, the feedback can be brutal at times and tenure can be cut short if not meeting standards

    Advice to Management

    be more flexible with the people models to give people bigger piece of the pice - more profit sharing


  8. "Digital Expert"

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    Current Employee - Digital Expert/Big Data Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Digital Expert/Big Data Engineer in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Professional Environment, and Challenging Opportunities

    Cons

    Extensive Traveling, Long Working hours


  9. "Social Media Analyst"

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    Current Freelancer - Social Media Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Freelancer - Social Media Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great exposure to various industry, flexible hours based on project, culture of excellence.

    Cons

    Hours are often determined by project availability.


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    "Creatives and hands-on owners may feel out of place"

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    Current Employee - Present Business Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Present Business Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    No boss
    Extensive travel benefits
    International work options
    Credibility for young professionals
    Incredible flexibility in range of projects/work
    Clear path to promotion
    Minimal compensation relative to other roles in comparable qualifications pool

    Cons

    Same cons as other client services:
    Need to play the system if you care about reviews
    Pressure to specialize early
    Work with 50% subpar direct managers (EMs) - many control for this by working for the same clusters repeatedly
    Somewhat long hours - 9-2am is not uncommon during the week for interesting work
    Senior leaders are fairly stagnant - would not be role models for innovation except in rare cases when they return to McKinsey from industry/startups to build up a new practice


  11. "Engagement Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engagement Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Engagement Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very steep learning curve. Regular interactions with top management on complex and strategic business decisions

    Cons

    Lifestyle can be challenging depending on type of client and McK leadership, as well as team colleagues

    Advice to Management

    Better focus on lifestyle problems to allow for the necessary flexibility and preferences of employees



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