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McKinsey & Company Reviews

Updated December 16, 2017
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  1. "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer(Internship) in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Software Engineer(Internship) in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    As an intern, I think that the people at McKinsey really lets you decide how your internship goes. If you are the driven type, I think you'd love it here. My team respects my opinion and allows me to do mostly as I wish, but they aren't afraid to tear down my work if they think that there's something wrong with it, which I appreciate. Overall, I think that working here has really allowed me to grow more competent and mature.

    Cons

    As I had said in my Pro's section, be prepared to work hard. Working at McKinsey can be rough sometimes, but it allows you to come out of the experience knowing a lot more.

    Advice to Management

    Overall, I think that the management is doing a good job!


  2. "Mckinsey has the greatest culture!"

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

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time

    Pros

    MCK has a great feedback culture, as well there is a lot of respect for every employee. MCK really cares for your happiness and motivation, it has a lot of different strategies to make you feel passionate about working in it.

    Cons

    I cannot complain, I really like this company.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Good for a time"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engagement Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Engagement Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Incredibly challenging environment that really gives tons of opportunities to learn about a number of different topics

    Cons

    Long working hours (70+ hours per week) and typically 3-4 nights away from home (hard if you have a family)


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay when compared to the market rate

    Cons

    long hours but can negotiate for lesser hours


  5. "McKinsey & Company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engagement Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Engagement Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great development opportunities, flexibility in geographies, caliber of people, caliber of clients, quality of training, importance of problems solved

    Cons

    Work-life balance is not always there and may differ drastically from project-to-project. The Firm is trying different innovative approaches on how to make this more manageable, but reality is that you have to embrace the suck sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    The best way to ensure we are properly consulting our clients is to make sure we are properly consulting ourselves first. Knowledge development and innovation should be staying our top priority, which I think our leadership is doing well.


  6. "Great company"

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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

    Learning fast about how businesses work
    Caring teammates and managers

    Cons

    Less focused on people development than it was before
    Lifestyle is a killer (working all the time)


  7. "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

    You get the opportunity to work with amazing, talented people on some of the biggest challenges in the world. For a young professional, you get opportunities to work on content and influence high-level decisions that you wouldn't have anywhere else.

    Cons

    The lifestyle can be very grueling - you need to understand what you're signing up for beforehand. Your experience will vary across teams and with different partners. Overall structure can be hierarchical at times.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "For the right type of person: huge!"

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    Former Employee - Associate
    Former Employee - Associate
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at McKinsey & Company full-time

    Pros

    +High level of talent
    +High comp

    Cons

    +Perks are disappearing due to cost cutting measures
    +High burnout rate due to long hours and harsh lifestyle; don't believe the hype around 'work-life' balance... in this firm the client always comes first

    Advice to Management

    +Don't reduce the value prop of working here with senseless cost cutting measures


  9. "Engagement Manager"

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

    Pros

    Exposure to great client and interesting problems

    Cons

    Difficult work life balance, still has a bit of an up or out culture


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Business Analyst; Hard-working & Soul-less"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at McKinsey & Company full-time

    Pros

    - Decent pay & great benefits
    - Good chance to make connections
    - Great on a resume

    Cons

    - Generally work with watered down human beings
    - Very poor treatment of IT & other support staff
    - Results-oriented, often have lie and be comfortable making things up


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