Employee Review

  1. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Awesome firm

    20 Jun 2020 - Corporate Manager, Strategy in Sydney
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Best working environment for young professionals

    Cons

    Life style is a big issue

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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Great client exposure and on the job training

    14 Jun 2021 - Associate in Chicago, IL
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    Pros

    Interesting studies and amazing people to work with. Also great exit opps

    Cons

    Long hours and client facing nature can lead to multiple changes in project scope

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  2. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Grateful to have been there, just as grateful to have left

    9 Apr 2017 - Engagement Manager (Previously Associate) in Houston, TX
    Recommend
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    Pros

    + People - both colleagues and most clients + Learning opps - both in terms of the consulting toolkit but also for the opportunity to get exposed to different industries, functions and geographies + Option value - great launching pad for career switching (pre-McK, I was in oil and gas in Houston, post-McK I'm in edtech in the Bay Area) + Alumni network - incredibly well-placed and people are actually super-responsive to asks for help + Brand recognition - helps in the jobs marketplace + Travel opps - if this is important to you

    Cons

    + Lifestyle - enough said + Success/failure at the Firm is highly dependent on luck -- a lot really depends on the luck of the draw with respect to staffing. You want to be staffed on the right project with the right team at the right time. The Firm does its best to give you a fair shot, but a fair number of people fall through the cracks. + Nature of consulting -- eventually you might get tired of providing advice and want to actually build stuff. + People are uber-rational -- in MBTI parlance, almost everyone is an ''NT". It creates a very logical / rational culture - you need to make sure you can fit into the culture.

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