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Updated 14 November 2018
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  • "Awesome Workplace, Steep learning curve" (in 97 reviews)

  • "Great people, tremendous learning opportunity" (in 187 reviews)

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  1. 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.


  2. "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

  3. "Amazing organization"

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    Former Employee - Associate in Melbourne
    Former Employee - Associate in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Outstanding people calibre - smart, dedicated, professional.

    I really love the culture. John Lydon (the MD) keeps the firm focused on improving quality of live and social inclusion in Australia and New Zealand.

    The approach is very professional, putting client interests above our own, an obligation to dissent (to get the right answer), and focus on delivering impact. Part of the professional culture is continuous learning, and there's extensive infrastructure to help us learn and grow.

    Cons

    The adherence to client confidentiality (part of the professional culture) is important, but can be personally frustrating when you're excited and want to talk about your work with friends and family.

    Advice to Management

    Keep maintaining the high standards on professionalism, values and culture.


  4. "Amazing company!!!"

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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 8 years)

    Pros

    Great colleagues, super growth driven environment

    Cons

    None, it is a super company


  5. "Senior transformation leader with a family - loving it ;0)"

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    Current Employee - Senior Transformation Leader in Melbourne
    Current Employee - Senior Transformation Leader in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The access to amazing people, knowledge, training and 'only McKinsey' client situations is far better than I ever expected. I thought the place would be emotionless, conservative and stale. Quite the opposite is true. In terms of managing my role as a mum and a leader, every support is given, every flexibility to make me succeed. I am so glad I moved across. #noregrets

    Cons

    Not having enough time to do everything at McKinsey that I would like... so many things to be involved in... There is travel, but for me it has been exciting travel, short trips, new places, new people and awesome weekends exploring

    Advice to Management

    Not sure how you have managed to hold onto the McKinsey values and culture but *thank you* for putting in the effort, makes for a truly exceptional environment and experience


  6. "Lead by values"

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    Current Employee - Partner in Melbourne
    Current Employee - Partner in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I rejoined the Firm after working with other firms for >15 years. A lot has changed in terms of what we do and how we do it (e.g. Digital, Analytics, RTS). What hasn't changed is our values and how they lead us - client impact is first and foremost; attracting and exciting the best people from all paths; and continuously building the best professional services firm in the globe.

    Cons

    I work hard, but I think that is more me than anyone else (I worked too hard at my previous firm).


  7. "Senior Research Analyst"

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

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work at, high intellectual ppl

    Cons

    Poor work life balance and too much travel

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Short term career accelerator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You'll learn far more than you ever imagined. Caring leadership. Interesting client work. Amazing team/mate-ship. Great perks! Fantastic personal & professional growth.

    Cons

    The hours & travel are intense -- you need to be okay with high expectations of you/your time. Extreme pressure to perform. Not ideal for families & tough to sustain long term.

    Advice to Management

    A focus on the generalist practice tends to overshadow innovation. Improve integration with other practices to deepen client outcomes.


  9. "Face paced, fun, caring culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good pay. Efficient processes. Get to work with important people.

    Cons

    Working from home culture not yet embraced.

    Advice to Management

    Development also important for EAs.


  10. 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


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