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McKinsey & Company Reviews

Updated 23 April 2015
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Pros
  • Very smart people to bounce thought off and get new angles that you haven't thought of (in 67 reviews)

  • Great people to work with, get to learn a lot from colleagues as well as senior leadership (in 26 reviews)

Cons
  • You have to have a lot of self discipline to keep work life balance reasonable (in 174 reviews)

  • Very long hours and a very high pressure environment leads to continual stress (in 175 reviews)

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  1. great for personal development

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    great for personal development and coaching
    great culture
    great opportunities

    Cons

    life style can be very poor
    can be too disconnected fom operational type of jobs

    Advice to Management

    have your employees go to real, normal businesses
    do more experienced hires

  2. Consultant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Great exposure
    - Huge learning opportunity
    - Impact driven work
    - Great development and client capability building
    - Authentic care
    - Network
    - Good package

    Cons

    - Life style generally poor coule be difficult to manage if have family
    - Exessive travelling

  3. Associate

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    Current Employee - Associate in London, England
    Current Employee - Associate in London, England

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company

    Pros

    Good career opporutnity for early age

    Cons

    Lifestyle can be challenging from time to time

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  5. Terrific employer; takes care of both clients and staff/employees

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    Current Employee - Associate Principal in London, England
    Current Employee - Associate Principal in London, England

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Interesting work, amazing resources, top clients.
    Some of the strongest values I've ever seen in the industry

    Cons

    Hard work, but nobody would expect this to be a 9 to 5 job. That said, I still manage to see my kids evenings and week-ends!

  6. Fulfilling job experience, working on key/important topics with high profile colleagues and clients.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Topics worked on, Exposure of senior management/clients

    Cons

    Limited work life balance, limited bonus

  7. Great way to start a career

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Tremendous people
    - Great learning opportunities
    - Natural networking
    - A well-known brand

    Cons

    - Very long hours
    - Lots of travel

  8. Excellent way to start your career

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company

    Pros

    Top colleagues, exciting projects, lots of perks and an absolute door opener for later career move

    Cons

    Can have very tough working hours and travel schedules; some projects seems a bit fluffy

  9. Fantastic place to work

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    Former Employee - Engagement Manager in London, England
    Former Employee - Engagement Manager in London, England

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent people, fantastic coaching and life experiences.

    Cons

    Working hours, travel. High pressure environment which leads to stress.

  10. Big data analytics through software as a service, aligned to McKinsey & Company

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    Current Employee - Client Service Executive in London, England
    Current Employee - Client Service Executive in London, England

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Strategically aligned to one of the top management consultancies in the world

    Cons

    New, growth business, trying to establish and identity and culture outside of McKinsey & Company

  11. Everything was incredible, except for the work-life balance

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in London, England
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in London, England

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great experiences
    High exposure to top-level management
    Unparalleled learning opportunity with loads of training and on-the-job experience

    Cons

    Insane hours.
    High-stress work environment.
    Some of the EMs are not that great at leading teams.

    Advice to Management

    Manage the scope of the projects. Don´t let the clients ask for more and more work from the same team, and in the same amount of time.

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