McKinsey & Company Employee Reviews about "smart people"

Updated 5 Aug 2020

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Ruthless yet rewarding"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Exposure to high level clients - Working with really smart people

    Cons

    - Ruthless in approaching development - Experienced hire take a while to understand the way of working - Most relationships are transactional - People are treated as machines not human - Long hours - Perception management is very important which leads to lots of stress

    McKinsey & Company Response

    December 11, 2019Recruiting Expert

    We're sorry to hear of your challenges, especially with colleagues. If you have not already addressed this is local leadership, please do share your feedback and suggestions.

  2. Helpful (4)

    "Great learning - tough worklife balance"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Engagement Manager in Sydney
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at McKinsey & Company full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great reputation. Lots of perks. Get to work on interesting problems. Smart people

    Cons

    Worklife balance is a challenge for everyone. Culture demands to be connected 24 / 7 (even when not necessary)


  3. "Great place to work"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Practice Management Specialist in Brussels
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Very smart people, great collaboration within teams, health benefits, flexible schedule

    Cons

    Career advancement opportunities come slowly

  4. "Senior Analyst"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Shanghai, Shanghai
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at McKinsey & Company full-time

    Pros

    Good learning, work with smart people

    Cons

    Long hours, high working pressure

  5. "Learned a lot and enjoyed the work"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Newark, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting work, smart people, time off between projects

    Cons

    Long work hours and push to perfect work. all the time

  6. "great program!"

    5.0
    Former Intern - FDLA in Norwalk, CT

    I worked at McKinsey & Company

    Pros

    It is a great company to learn from with smart people

    Cons

    It is not well situation in Norwalk, CT

  7. "Challenging"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engagement Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time

    Pros

    Smart people making the teams. Challenging Broad Global Excellent People

    Cons

    Work hard Long hours Competitive Behaviour between colleagues unfortunately

  8. "Why are you so smart?"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Part-time Assistant in Taipei

    I worked at McKinsey & Company for less than a year

    Pros

    Smart people with dedicated working culture

    Cons

    People are quite snobbish and unsmpathetic

  9. "Great place to work"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Associate in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at McKinsey & Company full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Smart people and lots of learning opportunities

    Cons

    Work life balance can be tough to manage

  10. "Great company"

    4.0
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    Former Intern - Intern - Monthly in Moscow
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at McKinsey & Company for more than a year

    Pros

    Smart people, great salary and benefits

    Cons

    Overcompetitative nature, some colleagues are too arrogant

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