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McKinsey & Company Reviews

Updated 3 Apr 2020

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McKinsey & Company Chairman Kevin Sneader
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Pros
  • "Working with incredibly smart people who are always pushing you to get to a better answer(in 223 reviews)

  • "McKinsey is great place to work(in 135 reviews)

Cons
  • "Not a sustainable lifestyle with very long hours(in 687 reviews)

  • "Lots of travel and tough for young families(in 152 reviews)

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  1. "Fantastic place to work at"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time

    Pros

    Brilliant, talented, driven people; lots of learning

    Cons

    Demanding job - could be long hours, but is fulfilling

    McKinsey & Company2020-03-30
  2. "Long hours, high pay, not that fulfilling work"

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    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in London, England

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Well compensated, good support, training, lots of variety

    Cons

    Not a sustainable lifestyle with very long hours. Work can be very basic at times (endless powerpoint and excel) at Associate level.

    McKinsey & Company2020-03-27
  3. "Overworked"

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    Current Employee - Experience Designer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Friendly and welcoming team members

    Cons

    Long hours, lack of support.

    McKinsey & Company2020-02-23
  4. "Impressive company"

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

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very smart colleagues, challenging work

    Cons

    Hard work and travel, demanding clients

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    McKinsey & Company2020-02-04
  5. "Fantastic place but everyone's experience differs"

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

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Broad project experience and skillset development - Fantastic culture for a high achieving firm of this size - Diverse, friendly and smart colleagues - Fantastic benefits (travel policy, medical, food etc.) - Global staffing model and ability to 'shape your own McKinsey'

    Cons

    - Political (as with most firms) with the difficulty of comparing people with very different project experience - Pays less than finance / law but hours are still long (although no weekend work)

    McKinsey & Company2020-01-30
  6. "Best professional services firm on the planet"

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    Current Employee - Associate Partner 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    This is a fantastic place to work

    Cons

    Can be difficult to sustain long hours, and requires clear thinking and choices

    McKinsey & Company2020-01-26
  7. "Good Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at McKinsey & Company part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Intensive learning experience, work on a complete project

    Cons

    some of my supervisors are not very supportive

    McKinsey & Company2020-02-09
  8. "Unmatched place to work"

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    Current Employee - Specialist Associate 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Opportunities, Strong (unmatched) values and actually living up to them, Strong ethical compass, Amazing clients, Amazing colleagues, Amazing support base

    Cons

    Obvious cons that are clear

    McKinsey & Company2020-01-16
  9. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Corporate Tax Manager in London, England

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    friendly, supportive culture, very fair

    Cons

    Rigid way of thinking on career development. does not really work for expertise driven roles

    McKinsey & Company2020-01-14
  10. "Good development, tough lifestyle"

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    Current Employee - Associate in London, England
    Recommends

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Experience and exposure Rapid development Travel International exposure

    Cons

    Long hours Constant false urgency Can be very stressfull

    McKinsey & Company2020-01-04
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