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Updated 23 March 2019
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Pros
  • "Steep learning curve on both technical & soft skills, high exposure to senior leadership" (in 98 reviews)

  • "Great people, tremendous learning opportunity" (in 190 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work life balance is challenging" (in 529 reviews)

  • "Long hours and bad work life balance" (in 586 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (14)

    "Best experience ever"

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

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The benefits are unmatched. Colleagues are smart, helpful, & supportive. The work is interesting.

    Cons

    Work life balance is a challenge

    McKinsey & Company Response

    7 Mar 2019 – Recruiting Expert

    We're thrilled to hear you've had a great experience overall - thanks for sharing your perspectives.


  2. "Great exposure"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time

    Pros

    Training is extremely great for BAs — you learn PowerPoint, Excel, communication skills etc. in a short span of time

    Cons

    Working hours can be long, but it is often worth the steep learning curve you will experience

    Advice to Management

    Provide more opportunities for your lower-tenured consultants — let them have more flexibility and choice in their staffing to maximise impact!

  3. "Work Life Balance"

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    Current Employee - Recruiter in London, England
    Current Employee - Recruiter in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Food and benefits some flexibility if ill

    Cons

    Team constantly changing secretive favouritism

    Advice to Management

    Listen to non consultants


  4. "Excellent career progression for non consultants"

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

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time

    Pros

    Excellent career progression for non consultants

    Cons

    None really to say apart from keep up the good work


  5. "Excellent Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at McKinsey & Company full-time

    Pros

    Great colleagues, lots of learning

    Cons

    Work life balance can be a bit strained!


  6. "Amazing company to work with"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time

    Pros

    Great and intelligent people. Great perks

    Cons

    long hours and travelling can be tiring


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Best place to start your career"

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst
    Former Employee - Business Analyst
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at McKinsey & Company full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Opportunity to work with and learn from smart, ambitious and fun people. Great colleagues and team atmosphere. The culture is very feedback-driven and personal development is a key focus area. Interesting and challenging projects during which you work with top-management.

    Cons

    Maintaining a balanced lifestyle is difficult due to long working hours, amount of travelling, flexibility to be staffed abroad

  8. "Truly global, challenging environment w amazing talent"

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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

    Pros

    - amazing talent who are motivated and intellectually curious
    - truly global firm with access to knowledge across the globe
    - balances client impact and attracting/ retaining top talent very well
    - international & challenging opportunities

    Cons

    - could be tough physically & mentally if you don't draw clear boundaries

    Advice to Management

    continue to help colleagues strike a right balance between work & personal life


  9. "Great culture, difficult lifestyle"

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    Current Employee - Engagement Manager
    Current Employee - Engagement Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Mobility, very easy to transfer to a new office
    Variety of projects
    People are really nice and friendly, especially at junior to AP levels

    Cons

    Poor lifestyle (travel and hours)
    Limited mentorship


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great experience, learnt alot"

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    Former Employee - Engagement Manager in London, England
    Former Employee - Engagement Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Covered broad range of topics
    Consulting toolkit
    Employers attracted to the name when leaving

    Cons

    Substantial travel requirements
    Often long hours