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Updated 19 Oct 2019

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  • "Working with incredibly smart people who are always pushing you to get to a better answer(in 206 reviews)

  • "Great people, truly global opportunities(in 196 reviews)

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  1. "Best culture!"

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    Current Employee - Coordinator in Sydney
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    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The firm is nonhierarchical - members, regardless of tenure and level are encouraged to voiced out their ideas. People are the best!

    Cons

    Long working hours for non-consulting members

    McKinsey & Company2019-09-18
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    "The Firm always ensure a two way growth"

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

    Pros

    The Firm always strive for the best for the welfare of both the clients and its firm members.

    Cons

    For me, it would be the standards. The high standard of the Firm in all aspects that makes work difficult yet purposeful and meaningful.

    McKinsey & Company2019-08-22
  3. "Digital Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time

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    Flexibility to work from home, amazing culture, opportunity to travel

    Cons

    I can't think of any

    McKinsey & Company2019-07-23
  4. "Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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    I worked at McKinsey & Company full-time

    Pros

    Professional development opportunities are great

    Cons

    Can be long working hours when on engagements

    McKinsey & Company2019-07-02
  5. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Associate 

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

    Pros

    Interesting, great colleagues, global travel opportunities. Every day is different.

    Cons

    Long hours, can be ruthless

    McKinsey & Company2019-06-04
  6. "Excellent"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Sydney

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

    Pros

    bright motivated people, great client list

    Cons

    long hours, often not seeing through what you do

    McKinsey & Company2019-06-02
  7. "Amazing work environment"

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    I worked at McKinsey & Company full-time

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

    Cons

    Intense hours - but worth it

    McKinsey & Company2019-03-10
  8. "Great company!"

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    Current Employee - Associate Principal in Sydney
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    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great people, truly global opportunities

    Cons

    Lifestyle involves lots of travel

    McKinsey & Company2019-03-03
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    "The most incredible place to work"

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    I worked at McKinsey & Company full-time for 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)

    McKinsey & Company2019-01-29
  10. "No better place to start - make sure you know why you're there"

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    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time for 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!

    McKinsey & Company2019-01-17
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