McKinsey & Company Reviews

Updated 28 May 2020

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4.4
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McKinsey & Company Chairman Kevin Sneader
Kevin Sneader
653 Ratings
Pros
  • "Smart people and lots of learning opportunities(in 227 reviews)

  • "McKinsey is great place to work(in 136 reviews)

Cons
  • "Not a sustainable lifestyle with very long hours(in 702 reviews)

  • "Lots of travel and tough for young families(in 155 reviews)

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  1. "Great Values"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Partner 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at McKinsey & Company full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Tremendous ethics that are believed and followed by all

    Cons

    Work hours are off the charts, absolutely insane

    McKinsey & Company2020-05-19
  2. "NO respect to supporting staffs in China"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at McKinsey & Company full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    can learn a lot of useful skill set for the daily work. good training system, good working environment.

    Cons

    They do NOT respect their supporting staffs, which reflects on lower pay than market and much higher standard than market; the supporting staffs will not be count as a McK Alumni and never got invited to the Alumni events, not matter how long they worked for the firm. McK value does not applied well on the supporting staffs, especially in China.

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    McKinsey & Company2020-05-25
  3. "Great company, tough lifestlye"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, interesting work, good career opportunities

    Cons

    Long hours, up or out policy

    McKinsey & Company2020-05-15
  4. "Worth it"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engagement Manager in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The best people and engagements that make a difference.

    Cons

    Long hours and constant pressure to succeed.

    McKinsey & Company2020-04-26
  5. "Amazing place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting and impactful work, amazing people, caring culture

    Cons

    Like all professional services firms, you need to ensure you maintain good work life balance

    McKinsey & Company2020-04-26
  6. "Delivers the promise"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time

    Pros

    Great people, over-sized impact and exceptional development

    Cons

    Travelling gets old, some tribalism, recently tarnished values/ highest professional standards

    McKinsey & Company2020-04-07
  7. "Switch o your frameworks"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at McKinsey & Company full-time

    Pros

    Thinking structurally is critical but not all can do it

    Cons

    Not all can get it

    McKinsey & Company2020-03-12
  8. "Associate"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney

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

    Pros

    Flexible, good culture, good pay

    Cons

    high expectation, long work hour

    McKinsey & Company2020-02-22
  9. Helpful (3)

    "Ruthless yet rewarding"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Exposure to high level clients - Working with really smart people

    Cons

    - Ruthless in approaching development - Experienced hire take a while to understand the way of working - Most relationships are transactional - People are treated as machines not human - Long hours - Perception management is very important which leads to lots of stress

    McKinsey & Company2019-12-05

    McKinsey & Company Response

    December 11, 2019Recruiting Expert

    We're sorry to hear of your challenges, especially with colleagues. If you have not already addressed this is local leadership, please do share your feedback and suggestions.

  10. "Analyst"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at McKinsey & Company full-time

    Pros

    Most of things are pros

    Cons

    Nothing much in particular to add

    McKinsey & Company2019-10-26
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