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Updated 11 Jan 2020

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McKinsey & Company Chairman Kevin Sneader
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  • "Working with incredibly smart people who are always pushing you to get to a better answer(in 219 reviews)

  • "Interesting and challenging work, great people(in 218 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Engagement Manager in London, England

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

    Pros

    Good salary, great progression and learning

    Cons

    Long hours and high pressure

    McKinsey & Company2019-12-11
  2. "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
  3. "The best career start"

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    Former Intern - Summer Intern in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at McKinsey & Company for less than a year

    Pros

    Culture of networking - in the lifts, in the canteen Exposure to clients (often C-suite) even as a junior Interesting, high profile projects in UK and internationally Kick-off meetings allow you to mention work/life balance commitments Free breakfast, lunch and £35 dinner allowance

    Cons

    Long hours, very project dependent Moved office location from Piccadilly Sq

    McKinsey & Company2019-11-25
  4. "Great place to kick your career off, but be prepared to work hard"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst 

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time

    Pros

    Very smart people, great perks, some cool projects

    Cons

    Crazy long work hours, often quite mind numbing work for analysts.

    McKinsey & Company2019-11-16
  5. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Associate Partner 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company part-time

    Pros

    Fantastic culture and exciting opportunities

    Cons

    Potentially long hours and lots of travel

    McKinsey & Company2019-10-05
  6. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Analyst 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at McKinsey & Company full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great culture and learnings, excellent career start

    Cons

    Long hours, sometimes stressful projects

    McKinsey & Company2019-10-17
  7. "Supportive, challenging place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    Supportive, collaborative working environment Interesting and challenging work Clear progression opportunities

    Cons

    Occasional long work hours

    McKinsey & Company2019-08-22
  8. "Being a BA"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst 

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

    Pros

    Coaching and apprenticeship, exposure to high profile clients

    Cons

    Long working hours and intense pressure to perform

    McKinsey & Company2019-07-02
  9. "Amazing company to work with"

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    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

    McKinsey & Company2019-02-15
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    "Best place to start your career"

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

    I worked at McKinsey & Company full-time for 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

    McKinsey & Company2019-02-05
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