McKinsey & Company Employee Reviews about "smart people"

Updated 20 Jan 2021

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  • "You'll work with some really smart people who really care(in 253 reviews)

  • "Great place to work and good opportunities(in 159 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

    5.0
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    KEY NOT FOUND: reviews.self_employ-former - Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at McKinsey & Company

    Pros

    Smart people, interesting problems, good comp

    Cons

    Demanding hours and too much commercial focus

  2. "Analyst review"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Analyst in London, England

    I worked at McKinsey & Company part-time

    Pros

    Worked with very smart people

    Cons

    Very fast-paced and long working hours


  3. "Terrible work life balance"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Associate in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time

    Pros

    Good learning opportunity and very smart people

    Cons

    Terrible work life balance and overbearing partners

  4. "great company, very little career progression for technology staff"

    4.0
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    Current Contractor - Computer Programmer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great projects, smart people, travel

    Cons

    travel, smart people (often insensitive)

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  5. "Design and digital expert"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Associate Design Director in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    We work with the most ambitious and smart people (nothing is impossible), gain diverse experience. As a designer have high impact as we work directly with c-suite, and you work as a "full stack designer" - from setting business strategy through customer and market research to implementing solutions (designing and developing) and consulting on hiring design professionals to our clients (e.g. chief design officer). It also gives you the leadership skillset and sets you up for success after McKinsey.

    Cons

    Fast passed environment, exhausting, lack of focus on social and ecological problems (but slowly getting better on this front, so staying hopeful), lack of diversity in leadership possitions

  6. Helpful (1)

    "Challenging"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Engagement Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time

    Pros

    Smart people making the teams. Challenging Broad Global Excellent People

    Cons

    Work hard Long hours Competitive Behaviour between colleagues unfortunately

  7. "Great place to kick your career off, but be prepared to work hard"

    4.0
    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.

  8. Helpful (3)

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

    4.0
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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

  9. "Great place but volatile"

    4.0
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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

  10. "Great starting place for career"

    5.0
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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

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