Compare Goldman Sachs vs McKinsey & Company BETA

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Goldman Sachs

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McKinsey & Company

Employee Ratings

  • McKinsey & Company scored higher in 8 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Both tied in 1 area: Work-life balance.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.0
(based on 9023 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.4
(based on 5501 reviews)
McKinsey & Company employees rated their Overall Rating 0.4 higher than Goldman Sachs employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
4.0
Career Opportunities
4.5
McKinsey & Company employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.5 higher than Goldman Sachs employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.8
Compensation & Benefits
4.4
McKinsey & Company employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.6 higher than Goldman Sachs employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
2.9
Work-life balance
2.9
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.6
Senior Management
4.1
McKinsey & Company employees rated their Senior Management 0.5 higher than Goldman Sachs employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.8
Culture & Values
4.3
McKinsey & Company employees rated their Culture & Values 0.5 higher than Goldman Sachs employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Goldman Sachs Ceo David M. Solomon
85%
85%David M. Solomon
CEO Approval
McKinsey & Company Ceo Kevin Sneader
95%
95%Kevin Sneader
McKinsey & Company employees rated their CEO Approval 10% higher than Goldman Sachs employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
75%
% Recommend to a friend
90%
McKinsey & Company employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 15% higher than Goldman Sachs employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
70%
Positive Business Outlook
85%
McKinsey & Company employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 15% higher than Goldman Sachs employees rated theirs.

Salaries

Of the top 3 common jobs between the two companies, Goldman Sachs salaries averaged £20,486 higher than McKinsey & Company.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Associate183 Salaries
£80,000/yr
Analyst270 Salaries
£51,834/yr
Vice President97 Salaries
£111,918/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Associate101 Salaries
£88,276/yr
Analyst10 Salaries
£45,915/yr
Business Analyst94 Salaries
£48,105/yr

What Employees Say

  • Goldman Sachs had 466 more reviews than McKinsey & Company that mentioned "Smart people" as a Pro.
  • Goldman Sachs had 164 more reviews than McKinsey & Company that mentioned "Long hours" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Smart people"(in 719 reviews)
"Work environment"(in 319 reviews)
Pros
"Smart people"(in 253 reviews)
"Great place"(in 159 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Working hours"(in 592 reviews)
"Long hours"(in 358 reviews)
Cons
"Long hours"(in 194 reviews)
"Lots of travel"(in 162 reviews)
Featured Review

Former Employee - Collateral Manager

I worked at Goldman Sachs full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

Knowledgeable driven colleagues focused on delivery

Cons

Progressing well to increase acceptability of flexible working practices but some way to go.

Current Employee - Engagement Manager

I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time

Pros

Brilliant, interesting colleagues, constant intellectual challenges, rapid personal and career development

Cons

Relentless work, unsustainable at times

Advice to Management

Focus more on sustainable working models

Job Postings

Goldman Sachs has 1,832 more recently posted open jobs than McKinsey & Company.