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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work for the intellectually curious"

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Love the challenge of tackling a new issue/industry/function with each client. Firm provides ample trainings both in formal and informal settings to build your toolkit.

    Cons

    Work at times can be intense but firm provides flexibility between studies for recharging.

    McKinsey & Company2019-10-01
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Smart people solving interesting and impactful problems"

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at McKinsey & Company full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    + Work with high-level executives at clients + Training and mentorship programs

    Cons

    - Feedback may or may not reflect performance rating and bonus - Initiatives to increase female leadership/retention and reduce travel fall flat

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    McKinsey & Company2019-01-22
  3. Helpful (11)

    "worst company on the face of the planet"

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Chicago, IL
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    i hate everything about this company -- they're awful in every sense of the word

    Cons

    Everything at this company is terrible, starting from the partners down. They don't teach you anything, they don't train you on anything, they don't help you develop any new skill sets, they don't care about what your professional interests or goals are. You are there for the sole purpose of making the partners money. Shut up, listed to what the partner says, put it on a slide, and repeat that process about 100 times a day, for 17 hours a day, every day.

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    McKinsey & Company2018-09-21

    McKinsey & Company Response

    September 21, 2018Recruiting Expert

    We are really disappointed to hear that you've had such a challenging time. If you haven't done so already, please share your constructive feedback with your local professional development and leadership team so that they can try to help.

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  4. Helpful (1)

    "Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Jersey City, NJ

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great personal and professional development, really smart people, push you to stretch yourself and learn learn learn

    Cons

    Work life balance is really difficult

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    McKinsey & Company2018-05-14
  5. "Good company; great for fresh graduate"

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great training; great and smart people; high profile exposure; large supporting team compared to smaller firm; fair compensation; definitely no 1 choice for fresh graduates.

    Cons

    Sometimes over detail oriented, as what strategy consultants generally are; overwhelmingly travel; long working hour; dealing with client politics could be a pain

    McKinsey & Company2018-02-13
  6. "Great place to learn"

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

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very smart people, generally very good team dynamics, fantastic learning opportunities given fast pace, senior leadership exposure, and high levels of responsibility

    Cons

    Long hours; a lot of travel

    McKinsey & Company2016-09-20
  7. Helpful (31)

    "worst experience of my life"

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at McKinsey & Company full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    none; there are literally no positive things to say about McKinsey

    Cons

    awful lifestyle, excessive travel, pointless work, constant deliverables, intellectually arrogant co-workers, uninteresting clients, terrible managers, lack of training, complete lack of control over staffing, deceitful staffing personnel, incredibly deceitful partners, crappy overused/recycled "solutions", virtually no data-driven guidance (mostly just BS opinions), no autonomy, complete micromanagement...

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    McKinsey & Company2016-08-18
  8. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great place to work. Great people to work with

    Cons

    Work hours could be long, but then again it's consulting

    McKinsey & Company2016-06-24
  9. "Senior Associate"

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    Senior Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at McKinsey & Company for more than 3 years

    Pros

    One of the most amazing places to work, strong mentorship culture, lots of independence, lot of focus on training and skill development. An absolutely outstanding culture

    Cons

    Lots of travel, little challenging on lifestyle

    McKinsey & Company2015-12-03
  10. Helpful (9)

    "Ok if you want to exit"

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at McKinsey & Company full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Best place to leave from

    Cons

    Almost everything else, exlc. the pro is bad

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    McKinsey & Company2015-08-29

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