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Updated 8 May 2021

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Pros
  • "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. "No. 1 management consulting firm"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Management Consultant in Melbourne

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time

    Pros

    International experience, latest technology and innovations

    Cons

    Requires to travel on a regular basis

  2. "Great place to work"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Associate Partner in Sydney

    I worked at McKinsey & Company full-time

    Pros

    Terrific professional development, opportunity to work across sectors

    Cons

    Long hours, potential for a lot of travel


  3. "Make a difference"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Consultant in Sydney

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company part-time

    Pros

    Great problems to work on with truely great people

    Cons

    Lifestyle sucks, very demanding time wise

  4. "Good"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Engagement Manager in Sydney

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time

    Pros

    Full of talent people here

    Cons

    Life style is different with corporate

  5. "Great training"

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

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

    Pros

    Sets you up amazingly for future career opportunities

    Cons

    Severe impact of life with long hours and tedious work

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  6. "Great Company"

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

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time

    Pros

    Only consulting firm that’s worth it for real people

    Cons

    Restricted but expected for most jobs

  7. "Great place to start your career - nice people and interesting work"

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

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

    Pros

    People have your best interests at heart. The work is very interesting (80% of the time)

    Cons

    Lifestyle - you can work late hours. My average finishing time over two years has been 10.30pm

  8. COVID-19

    "Great company, hard work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager 

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time

    Pros

    Accelerated development, generous compensation, pre-Covid - travel

    Cons

    Long hours, personal life suffers

  9. Helpful (1)

    "Worth the development"

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

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time

    Pros

    Amazing development opportunities Work on interesting problems to solve See real (and timely) impact from what you deliver/recommend

    Cons

    Long hours with lots of work Even when on leave, can few the pressure of work Haven’t fully utilised digital talent or capability with clients

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  10. "Incredible institution"

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

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

    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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