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Updated September 20, 2018
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  1. "-"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at McKinsey & Company full-time

    Pros

    Unmatched team members and global reach

    Cons

    Demanding environment makes work/life balance a challenge

    Advice to Management

    -


  2. Helpful (191)

    "Grateful to have been there, just as grateful to have left"

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    Former Employee - Engagement Manager (Previously Associate) in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Engagement Manager (Previously Associate) in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    + People - both colleagues and most clients
    + Learning opps - both in terms of the consulting toolkit but also for the opportunity to get exposed to different industries, functions and geographies
    + Option value - great launching pad for career switching (pre-McK, I was in oil and gas in Houston, post-McK I'm in edtech in the Bay Area)
    + Alumni network - incredibly well-placed and people are actually super-responsive to asks for help
    + Brand recognition - helps in the jobs marketplace
    + Travel opps - if this is important to you

    Cons

    + Lifestyle - enough said
    + Success/failure at the Firm is highly dependent on luck -- a lot really depends on the luck of the draw with respect to staffing. You want to be staffed on the right project with the right team at the right time. The Firm does its best to give you a fair shot, but a fair number of people fall through the cracks.
    + Nature of consulting -- eventually you might get tired of providing advice and want to actually build stuff.
    + People are uber-rational -- in MBTI parlance, almost everyone is an ''NT". It creates a very logical / rational culture - you need to make sure you can fit into the culture.

    Advice to Management

    Keep innovating to provide a strong value proposition to both clients and staff - not always an easy balance, but necessary given all of the disruption we're seeing in the consulting industry.

  3. "Great people and great training"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You learn a lot from some of the smartest and nicest people out there.

    Cons

    Travel and work-life balance can be a challenge.


  4. "Senior Business Analysts"

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    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time (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


  5. "Senior Research Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits, Awesome culture and people

    Cons

    It takes ome time to build network and navigate your way through the organization. Not very easy to change tracks


  6. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work. Super trajectory

    Cons

    Life balance can be difficult


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Outstanding development, insane pace"

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    Current Employee - Associate in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Associate in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are 2nd to none - the default assumption is that everyone wants to make you a better leader and consultant, which really helps feedback sessions be productive and engaging.

    You will get to work on the most important problems that companies are facing.

    You can take advantage of a large variety of work.

    Cons

    The work/life balance is horrendous. I didn't see a single partner that didn't put work above all other aspects of their life, and there were 1-2 managers in my 2 years that I felt put their family first.

    Advice to Management

    If you really want to be an unparalleled environment for exceptional people, include a people component in partner compensation. This will help drive real, actionable change in how partner treat their teams and make McKinsey a sustainable career for the many talented people we lose on a consistent basis.

  8. "Summer Business Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Incredible work experience -- people were excellent and help you succeed

    Cons

    Hours were very tough. traveling made it difficult to maintain.


  9. "Great People"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at McKinsey & Company full-time

    Pros

    Amazing bosses, fun co-workers, flexible leadership

    Cons

    Long hours and lots of travel


  10. "Hard but formative"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McKinsey & Company full-time

    Pros

    Great exposure to interesting problems and inspiring colleagues.

    Cons

    Often unsustainable travel and lifestyle


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