McKinsey & Company Employee Reviews about "smart people"

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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
      Former Employee

      Great

      Jan 15, 2021 - Analyst in New York, NY
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      Pros

      Smart people, great benefits, travel

      Cons

      Do not stay too long

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    2. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Horrible experience

      Dec 28, 2020 - Senior Engagement Manager in San Francisco, CA
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      Pros

      Smart people Great benefits Interesting client work

      Cons

      The Firm is not at all what it used to be. It’s living off the prestige it has earned in the 80s and 90s. There is something seriously wrong with the culture and values at the firm in recent years and I’m increasingly embarrassed to work here. Many folks here try to justify the atrocities we’ve committed by pretending that other firms supposedly do the same but that’s just delusional and arrogant. Our “CEO” objectively went to jail, Enron is not a fabrication of the NYT, etc. These are incidents that didn’t came to light because we were involved but only because they were criminal. It really really hurts to say that, but if I’d have the choice, I wouldn’t choose McKinsey over other competitors again.

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    3. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Amazing benefits, smart people

      Jan 20, 2021 - Product Design Lead in New York, NY
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      Pros

      You'll work with some really smart people who really care. The benefits are amazing with free health care which is an amazing plan (never paid for a thing while i was there) and other benefits are also good.

      Cons

      Design culture is not so great

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Challenging, rewarding, at times u will want to quit

      Oct 26, 2020 - Senior Business Analyst in New York, NY
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      Pros

      stimulating learning environment smart people great exposure

      Cons

      fluffy making pages depends on what kind of impact u wanna have

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    5. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Lot of work

      Jan 13, 2021 - Senior Business Analyst in Atlanta, GA
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      Pros

      Good salary, smart people, interesting projects

      Cons

      Poor lifestyle, no work life balance

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    6. 1.0
      Current Employee

      Tough hours, terrible culture, didn't care about employee development

      Dec 7, 2020 - Business Analyst in New York, NY
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      Pros

      A lot of smart people

      Cons

      The firm's only goal is to satisfy the clients which comes at the great expense of its own employees. Very tough hours and partners care nothing about employee development and will ask the BA to do whatever it takes to satisfy the client

      3 people found this review helpful
    7. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      good but gets old quickly

      Nov 27, 2020 - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
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      Pros

      smart people, wide range of experience

      Cons

      zero wlb, jumping from study to study doesnt allow for many opportunities to build

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    8. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Great experience but long hours

      Oct 16, 2020 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      * Very smart people * Great opportunity to work on a wide range of topics * Great way to build transferable skill sets

      Cons

      * Hours are very, very long

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    9. 5.0
      Current Intern, less than 1 year

      Great Environment for work

      Aug 12, 2020 - Summer Business Analyst in New York, NY
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      Pros

      Smart people, competitive environment, clear career progress goals

      Cons

      Working hours sometimes punishing, high pressure environment

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    10. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Learned a lot and enjoyed the work

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