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McKinsey & Company Employee Reviews about "long hours"

Updated Dec 11, 2019

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  1. "One of the best first jobs out of college"

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    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    + Great people who are willing to mentor you

    Cons

    + Work/Life balance with long hours and travel

    McKinsey & Company2019-11-21
  2. "good"

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    Current Employee - Data Scientist 

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time

    Pros

    good benefits nice people to work with

    Cons

    long hours some partners are hard to work with

    McKinsey & Company2019-11-04
  3. "Double edge sword"

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

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

    Pros

    -Ability to gain experience across industries (E.g. Pharmaceuticals and government) and functions (e.g. Strategy, Operations) -Hard working and smart team mates -Access to C-suite/ Corporate leaders

    Cons

    -Grueling lifecycle with long hours ( 70-80 hr week) and intense travel (Sunday/Monday-Thurs most weeks) -Very fast pace (new set of skills were expected to be mastered every ~6 months, you're never doing enough) -Transactional personalities -Very little control on staffing (especially in your first year)

    McKinsey & Company2019-11-06
  4. "Intenso"

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    Current Employee - Associate in Boston, MA

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Interesting projects, learning opportunities, good exit

    Cons

    Long hours, a lot of travel, many difficult people, full of cliques

    McKinsey & Company2019-10-21
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    "Lots of room to grow"

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    Current Employee - Associate in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Serious responsibility from Day 1 - Autonomy to drive your own work - Access to the toughest problems facing the Fortune 100 - Incredibly smart, passionate colleagues - Flexible, progressive benefits

    Cons

    - High-stakes nature of the work can make for some long hours

    McKinsey & Company2019-09-24
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Unrivaled professional development"

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    Current Employee - Partner in Summit, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Lots of autonomy and ability to drive impact, Firm is very committed to learning & development at all levels, Ability (but not requirement) to work globally

    Cons

    Long hours and travel but this is true for management consulting in general - and the Firm is getting much better about creating options to reduce hours and travel

    Advice to Management

    Continue investing in new tools and capabilities

    McKinsey & Company2019-09-29
  7. "Great place to start a career"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst 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

    Exposure to senior leadership and senior clients

    Cons

    Long hours and can be stressful

    McKinsey & Company2019-09-29
  8. "Great learning opportunities with fantastic growth"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst 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

    + Growth opportunities + Coaching / mentoring + Intellectually challenging projects

    Cons

    - Long hours depending on the type of the project

    McKinsey & Company2019-09-24
  9. "Great workplace"

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    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work with the best people in the industry

    Cons

    Sometimes can be long hours

    McKinsey & Company2019-09-18
  10. "Great place to work, demanding hours at times"

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    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people and the projects

    Cons

    Sometimes long hours, sometimes highly variable hours

    McKinsey & Company2019-09-16
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