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McKinsey & Company Reviews

Updated 30 January 2015
Updated 30 January 2015
1,078 Reviews
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McKinsey & Company Managing Director Dominic Barton
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Very smart people to bounce thought off and get new angles that you haven't thought of (in 67 reviews)

  • Great people to work with, get to learn a lot from colleagues as well as senior leadership (in 26 reviews)


Cons
  • You have to have a lot of self discipline to keep work life balance reasonable (in 174 reviews)

  • Very long hours and a very high pressure environment leads to continual stress (in 175 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great company..very people oriented..amazing set of people to work with!

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    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Gurgaon, Haryana
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Gurgaon, Haryana

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

    Pros

    - Amazing people.talented , down-to-earth, lot of team spirit.
    - Employee benefits are great.
    - Love the travel opportunities
    - very collaborative environment
    - extremely focused on people development

    Cons

    - compensation definitely needs to be changed
    - gets a little hectic in terms of work pressure sometimes, but it's okay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please reconsider the compensation strategies for the so-called low cost centers. We definitely don't want people to say that McKinsey to pays peanuts.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    JRA

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    Former Employee - JRA in Delhi
    Former Employee - JRA in Delhi

    I worked at McKinsey & Company

    Pros

    Amazing place to work in

    Cons

    Competitive, fast, demanding yet fun

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Well done!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Amazing place to be at

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company

    Pros

    Get to work with the best brains in the world

    Cons

    Travel might get hectic after a while

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    Business Presentation Specialist (with 10 years exp. including mentoring experience)

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company

    Pros

    Employee perks, Shift timings, working atmosphere

    Cons

    Slow promotion process, training, no process transparency

  6.  

    Good learning experience but people are very hierarchical and promotes partiality

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company

    Pros

    You learn from best minds
    Good pay and perks

    Cons

    Promotions are based on how good you are on scratching your boss's back and not based on your productivity

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put values in practise

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    The 8 hours of sheer stress

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The HR
    The food and pantry
    salary
    pretty friendly environment

    Cons

    The salary they say is 3.2 lac but you get that fully only after 1.5-2 years
    Too much of work pressure during peak hours/months

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Network Enggineer

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    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Gurgaon, Haryana
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Gurgaon, Haryana

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company

    Pros

    Excellent Environment and work life balance

    Cons

    Professional Growth is slow .

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great company to learn and benefit from.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Solutions Specialist in Gurgaon, Haryana
    Current Employee - Solutions Specialist in Gurgaon, Haryana

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company

    Pros

    Learning opportunity, benefits, working with the best minds

    Cons

    work life balance sometimes. more onsite opportunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    personal development

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    One of the best brands to have on your CV but not worth it if you are joining McKinsey Implementation India

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    Current Employee - MI India in Delhi
    Current Employee - MI India in Delhi

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

    Pros

    Superb access to senior management, ability to have great client impact, push your own thinking

    Cons

    Lack of respect for McKinsey Implementation India folks within India office (poor pay parity v/s generalist consultants, lack of growth opportunities within McKinsey, seen as resources rather than colleagues by generalists, treated as intellectually inferior, lack of exit options post McKinsey stint) coupled with very bad lifestyle and heavy travel. Also, the much touted values often seem to be just on paper!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The days of charging multi-crore fees to clients for beautifully formatted strategy deck are fast coming to an end. Can you dare to walk the talk? McKinsey Implementation India has been responsible for much of the impact that you tout in the credentials for LOPs yet you ignore their contributions. Wake up and smell the coffee.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    A place where everyone needs to step in atleast once in their life

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McKinsey & Company (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fantastic career growth, great salary and benefits, excellent work life balance.
    Learning experience is awesome and you get to meet the finest people in business. Its a dream come true for people who join the McKinsey consulting (CSS) line.

    Cons

    Not a good place to work if you end up in the shared service center (especially in Chennai). No growth, no learning and it cannot be called McKinsey.

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