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McKinsey & Company Reviews

Updated 23 September 2018
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing and inspiring"

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    Current Employee - Digital Expert in London, England
    Current Employee - Digital Expert in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amount of impact
    Travel to amazing places
    Thought leadership and opportunities to contribute
    Autonomy and can do attitude
    Salary
    Entrepreneurial excitement and innovation
    Network of super intelligent like-minded peers

    Cons

    Travel can be isolating
    Traditional consulting business model focuses highly on utilisation
    Highly competitive nature of performance management system means less collaboration

    Advice to Management

    As we move from general consulting to digital strategy adopt more collective management practices


  2. "McKinsey"

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    Former Employee - Meetings and Events in London, England
    Former Employee - Meetings and Events in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at McKinsey & Company full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Fast paced, amazing people, great opportunities

    Cons

    Heavy workload, high pressure, intense!

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to start career"

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    Current Employee - Associate in London, England
    Current Employee - Associate in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good learning on the early positions (business analyst to associate)

    Cons

    Working hours and overall culture

    Advice to Management

    Be less snobbish


  4. "You get a lot, but you also have to invest a lot"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in London, England
    Current Employee - Associate in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Invests a lot in its employees, great brand name, good growth opportunities if you manage to build the right foundation to grow from

    Cons

    Long hours, a lot of travel


  5. "Great company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at McKinsey & Company full-time

    Pros

    Very strong brand and smart colleagues

    Cons

    Should be more innovative in some areas


  6. "Review of pros and cons"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McKinsey & Company full-time

    Pros

    Professional development, subject breadth, responsibility

    Cons

    lifestyle, work life balance, pay


  7. "Incredible apprenticeship experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at McKinsey & Company full-time

    Pros

    Incredible reputation across industries. Opportunity to learn so much in so little time.

    Cons

    Work life balance. Expectation to travel to progress.

  8. "Great place"

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    Current Employee - Director in London, England
    Current Employee - Director in London, England

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

    Pros

    Challenging environment, and lots to learn.

    Cons

    Office politics, but that's pretty normal.


  9. "Challanging but very rewarding"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great development opportunities and passionate, driven colleagues.

    Cons

    Work-life balance can be a challange on occasions


  10. "Clear pros and cons"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in London, England
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    *Learning curve is steep, you pick up a lot in a short space of time
    *Colleagues are high quality
    *Work can be interesting and varied
    *Opportunities to travel and "shape" what you're doing

    Cons

    *Work life balance
    *Value proposition diminishes after 2 years

    Advice to Management

    *Slow down on the growth and focus on QC at each level - particularly senior ones


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