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McKinsey & Company Reviews

Updated February 22, 2017
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Pros
  • challenging work, steep learning curve, best first job ever (in 69 reviews)

  • Get to work with really smart people (in 136 reviews)

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  1. "Support staff - great company!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Incredible benefits, competitive pay, stimulating work, and a good work environment.

    Cons

    There aren't opportunities to transfer to other offices or to work remotely.

    Advice to Management

    Reconsider work location policies.


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    "Amazing place to grow"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McKinsey & Company full-time

    Pros

    Ability to learn and work in different industries

    Cons

    Long working hours and heavy travel


  3. "Pressure cooker"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engagement Manager
    Current Employee - Engagement Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great perks, get to travel to interesting places, steep learning curve, amazing training events

    Cons

    No matter how well you're performing, there's always pressure to do better. It never stops.
    Highly political atmosphere
    No real generalist track - you get pigeonholed fairly early (not an issue if you know exactly what you want to do coming in)


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  5. "Great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Periscope Data Engineer
    Current Employee - Periscope Data Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very competitive compensation, flexible schedule, lots of perks. Meritocracy oriented, plus it is always very interesting to work with some of the most brilliant people alive, on some of the most important business challenges for the key players of the world.

    Cons

    As the expectation is too high, selection process really thought, some people resent it. I've seen people who used to be the best employee at their previous employer, feeling barely average here, or even being considered underperformers. complex things that take years at other companies to begin grasp are to be flawlesly solved in weeks at McK, usually the right people and tools are available to make it happen. but is a real challenge some people love it, but not for everyone

    Advice to Management

    Keep the good work!


  6. "Good place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Associate in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Well paid, smart people, every one is driven to succeed at any costs. You will make life long friends at this office

    Cons

    No work life balance, you definitely need to work harder than you have ever thought possible. Only then will you succeed

    Advice to Management

    Give better bonuses


  7. "Love this company!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, value home/work balance, really takes care of their employees

    Cons

    pay is a bit lower than other EA positions, and it would be nice to work from home a few days a week, since this job does NOT need to be done from an office.


  8. "Great firm"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time

    Pros

    Dynamic, high energy place to work. Work with the best.

    Cons

    Long hours, demanding travel schedule.


  9. "Decent introductory experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good benefits, good compensation, lots of room to learn

    Cons

    really long hours, hard to get in touch with managers

    Advice to Management

    none


  10. "Great Place as long as you play the politics correctly"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Technician in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - IT Technician in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at McKinsey & Company full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Fun and Rewarding place to work

    Cons

    Overly Political place to work

    Advice to Management

    Your best people are usually the ones you neglect.


  11. "Engagement Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    cuture, picture, salary, people, experience

    Cons

    lifestyle, hours, travel, bonus, tone



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