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Updated 25 March 2019
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Pros
  • "Steep learning curve on both technical & soft skills, high exposure to senior leadership" (in 98 reviews)

  • "Great people, tremendous learning opportunity" (in 190 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work life balance is challenging" (in 529 reviews)

  • "Long hours and bad work life balance" (in 586 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (14)

    "Best experience ever"

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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 (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The benefits are unmatched. Colleagues are smart, helpful, & supportive. The work is interesting.

    Cons

    Work life balance is a challenge

    McKinsey & Company Response

    7 Mar 2019 – Recruiting Expert

    We're thrilled to hear you've had a great experience overall - thanks for sharing your perspectives.


  2. "Amazing work environment"

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

    I worked at McKinsey & Company full-time

    Pros

    Wonderful people, supportive environment, great development opportunities and really interesting work

    Cons

    Intense hours - but worth it

  3. "Great company!"

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

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people, truly global opportunities

    Cons

    Lifestyle involves lots of travel


  4. Helpful (1)

    "The most incredible place to work"

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

    I worked at McKinsey & Company full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - amazing people and a uniquely caring performance culture
    - unmatched growth trajectory - be challenged and grow fast
    - work on incredibly interesting problems of huge scale
    - non-hierarchical working environment
    - c-level client access from day one
    - global pool of incredible experts ready to take your call

    Cons

    - long hours
    - travel (great at first but can become tiring if staffed outside of home office and travelling weekly)


  5. "No better place to start - make sure you know why you're there"

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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 (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Learning: no where else do you grow every day and continually get better.
    Impact: biggest projects/problems in the world. They won't all be that, but on average you do incredible work.
    People: 90% of those around you are impressive - get used to feeling like a hiring mistake!

    Cons

    Lack of control: client first (which is great)
    It's about the Firm, not you: people engage McK for the brand, not for the people. Personal brand building is seen as a no-no, and it means when you leave your access to opportunities and networks instantly goes away.

    Advice to Management

    Don't let up on the diversity agenda - it is hard and it will move slowly. Remain committed!


  6. "Events and Marketing Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Events and Marketing Coordinator in Sydney
    Former Employee - Events and Marketing Coordinator in Sydney
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at McKinsey & Company part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    flexible working arrangements and attractive remuneration

    Cons

    Can work very long hours

    Advice to Management

    New regime will bring a fresh culture


  7. "Great place to start your career"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    They take care of you, amazing diversity, intelligent people, great exposure and development

    Cons

    During peaks of demand, it can be pretty hard on lifestyle. But I've found significant flexibility to alternate between hard and less-intense projects. Also, culture could be improved to be more collegiate- a bit of a feeling of 'everyone prioritising work over office culture'

    Advice to Management

    Promote office culture more; there are certain times where work and clients should not always be the most important thing

  8. "THE Best!"

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

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

    Pros

    Amazing opportunities to learn and grow. Great mentorship environment!

    Cons

    Nothing that I can think of! If you can manage the travel, rest is easy!


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Consultant"

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

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

    Pros

    McKinsey is a team sport. No one person has or pretends to have all the answers.

    Cons

    This is not for everyone so as much as the firm bends over backwards to make it work, you need to be fully prepared for the commitment.


  10. "Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time

    Pros

    Provides step up opportunity
    Filled with smart minded people

    Cons

    Long and stressful working hours