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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 151 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Good career progress, tough lifestyle."

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    Current Employee - Associate in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Associate in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Clear career track with fast advancement
    - High caliber of colleagues and superiors
    - Very meritocratic environment
    - Good place for people who like to learn fast and diverse topics

    Cons

    - Very intense lifestyle
    - You have to travel a lot (though less in Brazil/Mexico than other countries)
    - Not the coolest environment (e.g. Google)

    Advice to Management

    - Learn how to adapt to create a more friendly environment
    - Improve lifestyle of consultants
    - Make the work more fun!


  2. "Great learning and exposure to building strategy with CEOs"

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    Current Employee - Engagement Manager in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Engagement Manager in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Clients pressure who are unrelenting

    Cons

    Clients pressure who are unrelenting

  3. "Engagement Manager"

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    Former Employee - Engagement Manager in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Former Employee - Engagement Manager in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome Brand that opens many doors

    Cons

    Focus on specialization quite early in career as compared to other consulting companies


  4. "Awesome place"

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    Former Employee - Summer Business Analyst in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Former Employee - Summer Business Analyst in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Challenging Tasks
    You will be surrounded to really well prepared people
    You will have exposure to high business rank people
    You have a lot of benefits
    You will learn a lot
    Accelerated career

    Cons

    The work hours can be tough for some
    The constant challenge can be a con for come
    Travelling a lot can be a con for some
    Rotating among industries in entry levels can be a con, for some.
    The work hours may very quite a lot among projects, which can be a con for some.

    Advice to Management

    You guys are great


  5. "Work at McK"

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Steep learning curve
    High exposure to senior client
    Good total compensation benefits

    Cons

    Long hours in some weeks

    Advice to Management

    Improve lifestyle a bit


  6. "Great environment to work with talented people"

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    Current Employee - Proofreader in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Proofreader in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It's one of the best companies in its sector and has lots of benefits

    Cons

    Too hierarchical, no opportunity to develop creativeness

    Advice to Management

    No advice


  7. Helpful (1)

    "All about what you learn"

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You learn a lot, work with top people both internally and at clients, solve top management issues, good perks.
    McKinsey is a great place to start a career: you grow quickly, learn about several industries and functions, have the opportunity to do a top MBA and in the end, if you find that it is not for you there will be a ton of other companies fighting to get you.

    Cons

    Long hours, below the average compensation in Brazil (don't know other countries).
    And least but most important to me: after some time the learning curve start flattering, every project start looking the same and you start get frustrating on some projects that never leave the paper (or the power point - get used to it)

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Engagement Manager"

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    Former Employee - Engagement Manager in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Former Employee - Engagement Manager in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Simply THE best top-tier consulting firm, if you want a career in management / strategy consulting, this is the place to be! Amazing learning opportunities, great leadership from hands-on partners, coaching and mentoring culture, very top notch people!

    Cons

    High pressure environment, with lots of expectations and long working hours. Way too much travel, not very mindful of consultant base city for staffing purposes.

    Advice to Management

    Try to review staffing policies to account for people's base location (i.e. staff people from Rio in Rio)


  9. "Values driven"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Recommends

    Pros

    strong global culture; colleagues always open to help, great people, friends.

    Cons

    For not consultants career development and growth opportunities are limited, long hours


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Associate, McKinsey Sao Paulo Office"

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent salary, company car, medical insurrance, bonus.
    Interesting tasks, great corporate clients.
    Steep learning curve.

    Cons

    Weak leadership (Feedback is understood as critic-session, not as "strength-based-feedback").
    You are only a soldier to fulfill orders.

    Advice to Management

    Practice what you preach during the Basic Consulting Readiness course


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