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Updated 18 Jun 2019

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  • "Great people, truly global opportunities(in 195 reviews)

  • "Working with incredibly smart people who are always pushing you to get to a better answer(in 194 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (25)

    "Best experience ever"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The benefits are unmatched. Colleagues are smart, helpful, & supportive. The work is interesting.

    Cons

    Work life balance is a challenge

    McKinsey & Company2018-12-10

    McKinsey & Company Response

    March 7, 2019Recruiting Expert

    We're thrilled to hear you've had a great experience overall - thanks for sharing your perspectives.

  2. "Engagement Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great learning experience, constantly learning and developing new business skills

    Cons

    Travel is abit too much, no weekend work though

    McKinsey & Company2019-06-19
  3. "An unparalleled environment for exceptional people"

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

    I worked at McKinsey & Company full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Hard to name them all. Interesting work. Huge impact on the world around you. Fast and regular opportunities to grow and take on additional responsibility. Expectation that you will make yourself and those around you better

    Cons

    You inevitably sacrifice some things for the high life. Eventually, some of those things will wear you down or come back to bite you. That is usually when you decide it's time to leave.

    Advice to Management

    Stay true to traditions, and continue to work to create the future.

    McKinsey & Company2019-06-16
  4. "Great experience"

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at McKinsey & Company full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I found it to be an exceptional experience to get a wide set of experiences.

    Cons

    It could be seen as being more academic than practical.

    McKinsey & Company2019-06-12
  5. "Great company!"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time

      Pros

      Amazing training, smart team, great work ethic

      Cons

      Long hours, tough clients, challenging work environment

      McKinsey & Company2019-06-10
    • Helpful (1)

      "Great company"

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      Current Employee - Engagement Manager 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook

      I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time

      Pros

      Great people, great projects, supportive as you come in and when you decide to leave. Great pay, great benefits- not much to complain about

      Cons

      Staffing to projects is always messy- it's just a fact that you learn to live with. The hours are long, and the stress is high, but if you know that coming in, it is worth the trade-off.

      McKinsey & Company2019-06-05
    • Helpful (3)

      "Not a great place for women to succeed despite the firm's efforts"

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      Former Employee - Engagement Manager 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at McKinsey & Company full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      -Good benefits -Interesting work -Fun travel when you are young

      Cons

      -Punishing travel -Still a boys club -Hard to succeed as a senior woman -So many public scandals lately tarnishing the brand

      Advice to Management

      -Figure out how to get men in power to sponsor women. The leaders invest in people like them and given leadership is overwhelmingly male, it perpetuates the cycle of more male partners and directors. -McKinsey talks about promoting and supporting women, but the reality is very different

      McKinsey & Company2019-06-14
    • "Great place to work"

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      Former Employee - Associate Partner in Dallas, TX
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at McKinsey & Company full-time for more than 8 years

      Pros

      Interesting projects and fun people. Great place to work.

      Cons

      Long hours and lots of travel.

      McKinsey & Company2019-06-07
    • "Great place to work but low compensation"

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

      I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      World class people to work with

      Cons

      Work hours can be brutal

      McKinsey & Company2019-06-05
    • "Smart people, evolving model"

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      Current Employee - Senior Subject Matter Expert in Houston, TX
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      I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      Working with smart people. Working on big problems (sometimes).

      Cons

      Travel/lifestyle. New leadership, thus several things are changing. Not always for the better for some groups that were fostered under previous leadership. Natural, but not fun when it happens to you.

      McKinsey & Company2019-06-05
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