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Updated 24 June 2018
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  1. "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time

    Pros

    Strong culture of teamwork and impact

    Cons

    Intense work life with lots of travel. Difficult to manage work life balance.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Ok experience"

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    Current Employee - Associate in Sydney
    Current Employee - Associate in Sydney
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Brand image, problem solving expertise, availability of expert support

    Cons

    Cut throat competition to get staffed on exciting projects

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Many positives, but not compatible with a life outside of McKinsey"

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    Current Employee - Associate in Sydney
    Current Employee - Associate in Sydney
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work with high caliber people, develop useful skill set for the real world, mix with the C-suite, build strong network

    Cons

    Terrible work/life balance, high stress and fatigue, little predictably to allow you to plan for things outside of work during week


  4. Helpful (3)

    "I used it, it used me"

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    Former Employee - Associate in Sydney
    Former Employee - Associate in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at McKinsey & Company full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Brand name, alumni and career progression

    Cons

    No work-life balance and some awkward competition between colleagues


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Learned a lot but they don't understand experienced hires"

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    Former Employee - Engagement Manager
    Former Employee - Engagement Manager
    Recommends

    I worked at McKinsey & Company full-time

    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


  6. "Fantastic company"

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    Current Employee - Engagement Manager in Melbourne
    Current Employee - Engagement Manager in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time (More than a year)

    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.


  7. "IT Program Manager"

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    Former Employee - IT Program Manager in Sydney
    Former Employee - IT Program Manager in Sydney
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at McKinsey & Company full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Innovative company, strong culture, encourages creativity

    Cons

    Work/life balance could be improved, especially when operating in different time zones

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Terrible employer - partners take advantage of people to make profit"

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    Current Employee - Engagement Manager in Sydney
    Current Employee - Engagement Manager in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time (More than 3 years)

    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


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Couldn't find a better learning experience"

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    Current Employee - Associate in Sydney
    Current Employee - Associate in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Wide range of sectors. Ability to move to new projects every 3-4 months. Work is almost always on challenging interesting problems. Smart and challenging people to work with and learn from

    Cons

    Work life balance is not sustainable over the long term without major sacrifices to health and personal life

    Advice to Management

    NA


  10. "McKinsey"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Challenging problems and interesting work.
    Real commitment to flexible working

    Cons

    Demanding hours, out of town travel


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