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Interesting and diverse work, bad lifestyle, perfect for few years but not for longer

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Former Employee - Business Analyst
Former Employee - Business Analyst

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

Pros

You can choose industry, function and, sometimes, geography to work
Projects are all different and often interesting
You interact with top management of top companies - there is what to learn from them
Smart colleagues
Steep learnig curve
Many exit options

Cons

Long hours (not much better than in IB: you work even more on weekdays but typically have free weekends)
Extensive travel
You are paid not enough for this lifestyle: travel and hours

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Positive Outlook
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Best place to develop your core values and hone your leadership skills

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    Former Employee - Knowledge Specialist in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Knowledge Specialist in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    Pros

    Employees are empowered to shape their future and dictate their career development.

    Cons

    While the group is large, it should take conscious effort to remove under-performing individuals to revitalize the establishment. More often than not, the Firm could be more dynamic and nimble in driving internal transformation to avoid global scrutiny of its actions.

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    Quicker actions to evolve traditional practices/approach will renew its leading edge in the consulting world.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good career booster, but be prepared for trade offs

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Practice Expert in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Practice Expert in San Francisco, CA (US)

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent experience, great opportunity to advance your career, and opportunities to learn a variety of topics based on your interest

    Cons

    Very political, ambitious colleagues may down you to higher ups for gain (seen this with those of similar tenure and had lower tenure employees do the same when I was senior), company now tracks every thing you do via electronics and you may run into problems if your private political views are expressed on company email or phone are different than those in your office (e.g. You are a Christian conservative in Cali), keep you personal life absolutely private

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    None

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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