Employee Review

  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Great work for those who can handle the lifestyle and pace of work

    Jun 12, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
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    Pros

    Great people - everyone I have worked with has been great and there doesn’t seem to be too much negative competition. Challenging and interesting projects - if you like a wide variety of projects with interesting clients this is the job for you Creates amazing opportunities

    Cons

    Lifestyle - lots of travel away from home Up or out - performance is expected quickly an those who stumble will find it hard to recover

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  1. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    The Leadership Development Factory

    Jul 25, 2021 - Engagement Manager in New York, NY
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    Pros

    + Great for professional development/growth + Outstanding peer group + Interesting, stimulating work + Attractive pay + Great benefits: employees are taken care of

    Cons

    + Limited time in between promotions (owing to up-or-out system) prevents junior employees from exploring a wide range of industries/functions + Travel needs and general lifestyle are unsustainable + Leadership ranks need true diversity of thought, in order to prevent groupthink

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  2. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

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

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