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Updated 6 Mar 2020

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McKinsey & Company Chairman Kevin Sneader
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648 Ratings
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. "Great starting place for career"

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    Current Employee - 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

    Smart people, challenging work, great learning

    Cons

    Life style, balance can be challenging. Not great for people who don't like networking all the time

    McKinsey & Company2017-10-15
  2. "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
  3. Helpful (3)

    "Amazing first job, but difficult to reconcile with having a family"

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    Current Employee - Engagement Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    + Very smart people + Very varied work + Great first job - it will teach you to do fast, efficient, high quality work and to think about issues strategically + Opens amazing career opportunities

    Cons

    + Very long hours and all too frequent travel - very difficult to reconcile with family life + Many people have an 'insecure overachiever' personality and don't dare taking risks / standing up to the client when needed + The most inspiring and interesting people often leave after a few years

    McKinsey & Company2018-12-04
  4. "Great place but volatile"

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    I have been working at McKinsey & Company

    Pros

    Pay, smart people and high standards

    Cons

    Highly dependent on EM Value creation is in doubt

    McKinsey & Company2018-02-20
  5. "Unhealthy job"

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

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

    Pros

    - Smart people - Exposure to C-level - Brand name

    Cons

    - Insane working hours - Travel

    McKinsey & Company2017-06-24
  6. "Amazing company!"

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     in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company

    Pros

    Caring, fun, humble and amazing place to learn from very smart people

    Cons

    I don't have any cons

    McKinsey & Company2017-03-31
  7. "great company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - great culture - smart people - challenging work - sponsored education (MBA)

    Cons

    - long working hours at some projects - a lot of travel

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    McKinsey & Company2013-01-22
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Consultant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at McKinsey & Company full-time

    Pros

    Smart people, interesting projects, Starwood points

    Cons

    Always just an advisor, never a P&L owner

    McKinsey & Company2020-02-26
  9. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Implementation Specialist 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time

    Pros

    Smart people. Opportunity. Good salary

    Cons

    Must drink the coolaid. Cult

    McKinsey & Company2020-03-07
  10. "McKinsey"

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    Former Contractor - Asociado in Ciudad de México
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at McKinsey & Company for less than a year

    Pros

    Smart people, good people, good work environment

    Cons

    Balanced work life, work load

    McKinsey & Company2020-02-19
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