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Updated May 21, 2018
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  1. "McKinsey Culture"

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    Current Employee - Associate (FIG, Risk) in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate (FIG, Risk) in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The biggest asset of the firm is the quality of its people and the merit based career progression

    Cons

    The biggest con is bad work-life balance

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


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    "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. "Presitgious but long hours abond"

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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

    good reputation, decently good salary, coworkers

    Cons

    ridiculous hours, arrogance, consulting is boring, no satisfaction from not building or creating

    Advice to Management

    none


  4. "Expert at McKinsey & Company"

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    Current Employee - Expert in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Expert in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Quality of clients and colleagues. Prestige and recognition.

    Cons

    Intense travel. Can be tricky to find the right opportunities.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Great place to work in every way

    Cons

    Not any i can think of


  6. "Executive Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, great group of people, nice office environment, catered lunches every Friday.

    McKinsey is an excellent firm to work for. They truly care about their people and it shows through the excellent benefits and perks they offer.

    Cons

    The opportunity to work from home does not exist at this time.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing!


  7. "Fast moving, hardworking environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time

    Pros

    -you work with smart people
    -you learn a lot
    -great opportunity to grow and develop new skills

    Cons

    -travel schedule
    -unpredictable hours and or long hours

  8. "Enterprise Architect"

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible working environment, diverse, good work/life balance, work from home, work from anywhere, very smart colleagues, excellent benefit and perks

    Cons

    Lack of upward movement, minimal salary increase, no bonus, politics, does not practice what is preached


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    "good benefits"

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

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good benefits and experience - you work on everything

    Cons

    horrible work life balance & favoritism


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Smartest colleagues but hardest work"

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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

    You'll be surrounded by the smartest people you'll ever work with

    Cons

    Work can sometimes be overwhelming for those that have to balance family and work


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