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Updated September 25, 2017
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  1. Helpful (108)

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

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "Management Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McKinsey & Company full-time

    Pros

    It is the best company to work and start career

    Cons

    Some attempt to manage work life balance

    Advice to Management

    None

  3. "McKinsey & Company Business Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst
    Former Employee - Business Analyst
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at McKinsey & Company full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Best management consulting firm in the world.

    Cons

    Challenging work / life balance for new parents.


  4. "McKinsey Implementation is amazing!"

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    Current Employee - Implementation Leader in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Implementation Leader in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time

    Pros

    Partner with senior leaders to drive results that make a fundamental difference for their organization. Same career trajectory (Partner path) and compensation as rest of McKinsey. You get to work with very caring and talented people within the implementation practice.

    Cons

    None. MI is an amazing group to be a part of.


  5. "One Year Review"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Implementation Coach in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Implementation Coach in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1) We coach and mentor clients to build their capabilities
    2) We shape MI's growing practice with our experience, while still becoming experts in the firm's traditional tools
    3) We focus on our values, in which client impact is the top priority. This focus has given us a reputation for working alongside client senior leaders to get things done

    Cons

    Much of our work requires us to be on the ground so Mon-Thu travel is a must


  6. "Engagement Manager"

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

    I worked at McKinsey & Company full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    values, people, all-in initiative

    Cons

    lifestyle, lack of interest in non-profits and other work that has direct impact on society in positive ways


  7. "Great place to work!"

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

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time

    Pros

    Great development and exit opportunities; amazing colleagues

    Cons

    Tough working hours and travel can be tiring.

  8. "It is a Very good company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good working environment good salary nice people

    Cons

    Long hours a lot of business trip


  9. "Senior Research Analyst"

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

    I worked at McKinsey & Company full-time

    Pros

    - Bi-annual reviews and opportunity to ask for assignments in a direction you want to grow in
    - Unparalleled exposure to senior members
    - Culture of mentorship and sponsorship

    Cons

    - If you are hired for a team, you have to play within those constructs
    - When you are looking for high growth, your work-life balance will suffer


  10. "Great experience with McKinsey Implementation!"

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    Current Employee - Senior Implementation Coach in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Implementation Coach in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    +Talented and experienced colleagues at McKinsey Implementation (MI)
    +Strong tight-linked network within MI, with a great entrepreneurial spirit
    +Great opportunities for real client impact in MI; we work alongside clients ranging from front line to senior leadership to drive real change
    +Challenging environment with great development opportunities
    +Strong culture of mentorship and apprenticeship throughout McKinsey
    +Values-driven culture both at MI and McKinsey as a whole

    Cons

    Consistent travel is challenging. Typical model is to travel to clients Monday morning and return home Thursday evening.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to pursue opportunities for smart travel and remote work options whenever possible.


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