McKinsey & Company Employee Reviews about "long hours"

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  • "You'll work with some really smart people who really care(in 253 reviews)

  • "Great place to work and good opportunities(in 159 reviews)

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  • "Lots of travel, although some perks come with this(in 162 reviews)

  • "Poor lifestyle, no work life balance(in 61 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great place to work

      Dec 9, 2020 - Consultant in Washington, DC
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      Pros

      Salary, professional development, smart and dedicated colleagues, flexibility

      Cons

      Long work hours, need to travel

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Incredible place for growth

      Jan 14, 2020 - Conflcits Atty in Boston, MA
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      Pros

      Lots of developmental opportunities. Most folks really care about you - have made a lot of great friends here. Incredible exposure at a young age.

      Cons

      Long work hours - lack of focus on lifestyle from many older partners at the Firm

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great Firm

      Nov 24, 2020 - Business Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
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      Pros

      Great employer. Dedicated to professional development

      Cons

      Long working hours, like any other consulting firm

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Hard rewarding work

      Dec 12, 2020 - Engagement Manager in New York, NY
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      Pros

      Great colleagues intellectually stimulating work. Good pay

      Cons

      Long work hours. Need to care about office politics

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    5. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great environment

      Sep 17, 2020 - Technology Analyst in New York, NY
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      Pros

      It was pretty travel oriented and impactful

      Cons

      Long work hours sometimes clients are not good

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    6. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Learned a lot and enjoyed the work

      Jul 10, 2020 - Senior Business Analyst in Newark, NJ
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Interesting work, smart people, time off between projects

      Cons

      Long work hours and push to perfect work. all the time

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    7. 5.0
      Current Intern, less than 1 year

      McKinsey Intern Experience

      Jun 17, 2020 - Business Analyst Intern in New York, NY
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      Pros

      great culture, brilliant peers, great mentors

      Cons

      long work hours, a lot of traveling

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Happy!

      Apr 16, 2020 - Engagement Manager in San Francisco, CA
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      Pros

      People, clients, opportunities, exit, network

      Cons

      Long working hours, lots of travel, hierarchical in the US

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    9. 3.0
      Current Employee

      External Relations Manager

      Jan 2, 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      -- very smart people -- flexible work / location -- new challenges everyday -- high pay

      Cons

      -- inconsistent salary / have to do your own research to ensure you're being paid the right amount relative to peers -- long work hours (including weekends) -- emailing is primary form of communication

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Tough lifestyle, but great brand name

      Mar 22, 2009 - Associate in New York, NY
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      Pros

      Incredible network building opportunity at both Mckinsey and the clients. Excellent brand name to put on your resume, which would open many doors post McKinsey career. Access to one of the best knowledge databases in the world and to experts on almost any topic you could think of.

      Cons

      Lifestyle is very tough, which means not only long working hours (65 - 70), but also very intense working environment (lot's of deadlines), travel (3-4 nights away from the office every week), and very political environment (you serve large organizations, which are always infiltrated with politics at all levels). People also vary very much from one to another (some care about your lifestyle, some could not care less how many hours you work).

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