McKinsey & Company Engagement Manager Reviews

Updated 23 Jun 2021

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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Kind people working on the world’s most challenging issues

    12 Oct 2020 - Senior Engagement Manager in Sydney
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    Pros

    Incredible workplace, with a structural support network in place to make people set-up for success.

    Cons

    Long hours. Consulting is not anywhere close to 9 to 5

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  2. 1.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Good pay good team/peers, uninspiring leaders

    29 May 2021 - Engagement Manager in Sydney
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    Pros

    Smart people at working level

    Cons

    Laddish, cliquish, non diverse, non inclusive, arrogant partners and senior partners, no real mentorship.

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  3. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Good

    11 Mar 2021 - Engagement Manager in Sydney
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    Pros

    Full of talent people here

    Cons

    Life style is different with corporate

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  4. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Incredible institution

    20 Feb 2021 - Senior Engagement Manager in Sydney
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    Pros

    Always at the top table, worlds biggest problems, worlds smartest people

    Cons

    Hours, travel and up or out means semi regular job uncertainty

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  5. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Worth it

    26 Apr 2020 - Engagement Manager in Sydney
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    Pros

    The best people and engagements that make a difference.

    Cons

    Long hours and constant pressure to succeed.

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  6. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Learned a lot but they don't understand experienced hires

    18 Sep 2017 - Engagement Manager 
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    Pros

    Fast learning, lots of relevant skills for future. Great alumni program keeps you in touch with Firm and other alumni

    Cons

    They hired me for by 20 years experience but didn't always seem to know that meant I wasn't always going to respond in the same way as their fresh MBA graduates

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  7. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Fantastic company

    21 Aug 2017 - Engagement Manager in Melbourne
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    Pros

    Great culture and people stick to values

    Cons

    Travel, I haven't been home more than 2 days in a row since I joined.

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  8. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Great learning - tough worklife balance

    12 Oct 2014 - Engagement Manager in Sydney
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    Pros

    Great reputation. Lots of perks. Get to work on interesting problems. Smart people

    Cons

    Worklife balance is a challenge for everyone. Culture demands to be connected 24 / 7 (even when not necessary)

    4 people found this review helpful
  9. 1.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Terrible employer - partners take advantage of people to make profit

    4 Jul 2017 - Engagement Manager in Sydney
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    Pros

    Could add a prestigious brand on your Resume

    Cons

    Long hours; Harsh environment (No respect for people); Overall salary is good but given the long hours, salary per hour is not; Limited real impact

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  10. 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
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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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