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McKinsey & Company Reviews in Sao Paulo Brazil

Updated Jun 26, 2014
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4.3 7 reviews

100% Approve of the CEO

McKinsey & Company Managing Director Dominic Barton

Dominic Barton

(3 ratings)

100% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Very smart people to bounce thought off and get new angles that you haven't thought of(in 65 reviews)

  • Great people to work with, get to learn a lot from colleagues as well as senior leadership(in 24 reviews)


Cons
  • You have to have a lot of self discipline to keep work life balance reasonable(in 160 reviews)

  • Very long hours and continual expectation of over-performance(in 158 reviews)

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    Engagement Manager (Former Employee) São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

    ProsAwesome Brand that opens many doors

    ConsFocus on specialization quite early in career as compared to other consulting companies

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Challenging work, great learning opportunities, outstanding people at work, but leadership average.

    Senior Associate (Current Employee) São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

    Pros1. Learning most relevant methods, frameworks to solve any kind of problem you find in a business context
    2. Working with biggest companies in any sector
    3. Team-working with highly motivated people

    Cons1. Feedback-system only focused on negative aspects
    2. Evaluation often not fair, despite a "clear process", taking in account irrelevant criteria (e.g. taking in account criteria not relevant for the specific position)
    3. National culture tops firm culture, e.g. latin america is not process driven at all (not following standard procedures), very implicit, hard to understand what truly matters in that company

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    Great learning and exposure to building strategy with CEOs

    Engagement Manager (Current Employee) São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

    ProsClients pressure who are unrelenting

    ConsClients pressure who are unrelenting

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Engagement Manager

    Engagement Manager (Former Employee) São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

    ProsSimply THE best top-tier consulting firm, if you want a career in management / strategy consulting, this is the place to be! Amazing learning opportunities, great leadership from hands-on partners, coaching and mentoring culture, very top notch people!

    ConsHigh pressure environment, with lots of expectations and long working hours. Way too much travel, not very mindful of consultant base city for staffing purposes.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry to review staffing policies to account for people's base location (i.e. staff people from Rio in Rio)

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Business Analyst (Former Employee) São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

    ProsYou learn a lot, work with top people both internally and at clients, solve top management issues, good perks.
    McKinsey is a great place to start a career: you grow quickly, learn about several industries and functions, have the opportunity to do a top MBA and in the end, if you find that it is not for you there will be a ton of other companies fighting to get you.

    ConsLong hours, below the average compensation in Brazil (don't know other countries).
    And least but most important to me: after some time the learning curve start flattering, every project start looking the same and you start get frustrating on some projects that never leave the paper (or the power point - get used to it)

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great environment to work with talented people

    Proofreader (Current Employee) São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

    ProsIt's one of the best companies in its sector and has lots of benefits

    ConsToo hierarchical, no opportunity to develop creativeness

    Advice to Senior ManagementNo advice

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good career progress, tough lifestyle.

    Associate (Current Employee) São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

    Pros- Clear career track with fast advancement
    - High caliber of colleagues and superiors
    - Very meritocratic environment
    - Good place for people who like to learn fast and diverse topics

    Cons- Very intense lifestyle
    - You have to travel a lot (though less in Brazil/Mexico than other countries)
    - Not the coolest environment (e.g. Google)

    Advice to Senior Management- Learn how to adapt to create a more friendly environment
    - Improve lifestyle of consultants
    - Make the work more fun!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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