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McKinsey & Company Reviews

Updated July 20, 2017
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  • Steep learning curve with a supportive team environment, feedback heavy culture that is focused on strengths based personal development (in 75 reviews)

  • Working with really smart people (in 149 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Research Intern"

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    Current Employee - Research Intern in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Research Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing work culture
    Creative minds working and moving on same career path

    Cons

    Team mates travel a lot which makes u miss the place since we are left in office as interns
    No holiday rule for interns


  2. Helpful (1)

    "consultant"

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    Former Employee - Associate Partner in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate Partner in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at McKinsey & Company full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    great teams to work with

    Cons

    getting too large and complex

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Crear experience"

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    Former Employee - Senior Research Analyst in Waltham, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Research Analyst in Waltham, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work with very sharp people

    Cons

    Long hours, tough work life balance


  4. Helpful (1)

    "An incredible place to learn"

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    Former Employee - Associate in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Associate in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at McKinsey & Company full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Fast-paced environment
    - Stunningly smart colleagues who want to help you learn
    - Always working on really big, really hard problems that matter

    Cons

    - Exhausting travel schedule (cool for a little bit, then gets old)

    Advice to Management

    - Continue working on ways for consultants to travel less


  5. "supporting staff"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great efficiency, great pay, great team

    Cons

    nothing unusal to the industry


  6. "Support staff - great company!"

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    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.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Fabulous people"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    + The smartest, hardest working people anywhere
    + Interesting problems of all types
    + Values driven approach and commitment to putting the client first
    + Very healthy pay and incredible benefits

    Cons

    + Work life balance is tough to find
    + It's an ocean -- if you don't find a mentor, it can be huge and overwhelming
    + If you don't look out for your own best interests, no one else will

  8. "Good place"

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    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


  9. Helpful (1)

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

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    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.


  10. "Senior Business Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Distinctive people, great exposure to senior people

    Cons

    Politics all the way - you have to talk to partners all the time to be distinctive


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