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  • "You'll work with some really smart people who really care(in 253 reviews)

  • "Great place to work and good opportunities(in 159 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Lots of travel, although some perks come with this(in 162 reviews)

  • "Poor lifestyle, no work life balance(in 61 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      its great

      May 5, 2021 - McKinsey Consultant in New York, NY
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      Pros

      fun people, great experience within management

      Cons

      lots of hours, late nights

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    2. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

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

      Apr 9, 2017 - Engagement Manager (Previously Associate) in Houston, TX
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      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.

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    3. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Great place to learn

      May 5, 2021 - Business Analyst 
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      Pros

      It is a great place to learn.

      Cons

      The hours can be really demanding at times

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    4. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Great School

      May 5, 2021 - Engagement Manager in Chicago, IL
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      Pros

      Great team, knowledge base, brand

      Cons

      Long hours, up or out policy

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great company

      May 5, 2021 - Software Engineer in New York, NY
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      Pros

      Great benefit, health insurance and perks

      Cons

      pay somewhat not too competitive

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Excellent job

      May 3, 2021 - Associate Partner 
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      Pros

      Focus on clients Personal development Problem solving Exit opportunities

      Cons

      Can get intense. Definitely not for everyone. I am staying on because I learn so much... and contribute so much to my clients, that it make me happy...

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      A good place to work

      May 3, 2021 - Summer Business Analyst in San Francisco, CA
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      Pros

      Very flexible and friendly. Not an intimidating environment at all.

      Cons

      Potential lack of autonomy in project work. You don't get to choose where you're placed, you're assigned.

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    8. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Meh (Tampa Support Center)

      May 5, 2021 - Systems Administrator in Tampa, FL
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      Pros

      Great people, good culture (emphasis on 'cult'), decent pay. During COVID work from home was suddenly an option.

      Cons

      Before COVID, very little WFH options, had be above a certain pay grade, no questions. Big time cult feeling, constant reinforcement of values.

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    9. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Great place

      May 4, 2021 - Senior Analyst in Houston, TX
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      Pros

      Brilliant people, incredible benefits, huge impact, learn a ton

      Cons

      Long hours, some tough personalities

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Good

      May 4, 2021 - Business Analyst in Denver, CO
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      Pros

      Great growth opportunities and training programs

      Cons

      Workload can be too big

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