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Updated March 21, 2017
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  • challenging work, steep learning curve, best first job ever (in 72 reviews)

  • Amazingly smart people, high career flexibility (e (in 138 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (99)

    "Really liked it here, but not for life"

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

    I worked at McKinsey & Company full-time

    Pros

    Would recommend to anyone coming out of college. Gives you a strong general business background, and a great network of people who you'll run into again and again later on in life. A great training ground, and a strong culture.

    Cons

    Wouldn't recommend staying beyond the Business Analyst program. Career consultants often end up not really understanding how to make things happen in the real world, and this gets worse the longer you stay there.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the Firm's culture strong! People still look up to the McKinsey name. However, you need to rapidly change how McKinsey operates in a less and less linear world, especially one that features many more technology companies than more conventional companies. Oh, and junior consultants needs to understand complexity and real business decision-making better, beyond the analytics.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Execellent culture with high pressure job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good corporate value. Excellenct healthcare benefit. Excellent training opportunity.

    Cons

    Time pressure. Lots of travel.


  3. "My consulting company better than yours"

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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

    Prestige-We don't work for Goldman Sachs

    Cons

    Work-life balance-We work harder than BCG


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Engagement Manager"

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    Current Employee - Engagement Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Engagement Manager in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Compelling problems to work on and exposure across functions and industries

    Cons

    Travel and occasional tough client


  6. "Best place to start career"

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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

    Best learning experience to start career

    Cons

    Travel can be a negative if you don't like miles


  7. "Top company to sharpen your skill set for executive roles"

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    Former Employee - Associate in Summit, NJ
    Former Employee - Associate in Summit, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Amazingly smart people, high career flexibility (e.g., internal and exit options), access to CXO during studies, world-class resources

    Cons

    Expectations very high and can create an overly stressful environment, pace of works make its difficult (but not impossible) to find dedicated mentors, work/life balance is always a challenge

    Advice to Management

    Continue pushing on life balance initiatives and flexibility options; continue to innovate, educate and push the envelope; improve engagement level of partners with junior members


  8. "Business 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 (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Sharp learning curve, strategic projects, work for C-level, great team of sharp individuals, amazing mentorship program

    Cons

    Usually we work long hours, dedicating a lot of effort in making great presentations that will not necessarely be implemented


  9. "Great."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time

    Pros

    Awesome. I really like working here.

    Cons

    fantastico. It is hard to keep up with the hours.


  10. "Associate"

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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

    Extremely steep learning curve, great opportunities for growth

    Cons

    Long hours, multiple internal and external stakeholder management


  11. "Great company"

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

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

    Pros

    Great people, great culture, high compensation

    Cons

    Long hours, no work life balance

    Advice to Management

    Should have more initiative to promote better work life balance



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