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McKinsey & Company Reviews

Updated Jul 23, 2014
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4.1 902 reviews

96% Approve of the CEO

McKinsey & Company Managing Director Dominic Barton

Dominic Barton

(513 ratings)

91% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Very smart people to bounce thought off and get new angles that you haven't thought of(in 64 reviews)

  • Great people to work with, get to learn a lot from colleagues as well as senior leadership(in 24 reviews)


Cons
  • You have to have a lot of self discipline to keep work life balance reasonable(in 157 reviews)

  • Very long hours and continual expectation of over-performance(in 157 reviews)

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    Amazing company to work for

    Intern (Current Employee) New Delhi

    Pros- Great people to work with, get to learn a lot from colleagues as well as senior leadership
    - Great work environment
    - Opportunity to grow is tremendous

    Cons- Lengthy interview process
    - Work life balance is difficult
    - Low compensation compared to market benchmark

    Advice to Senior Management- Listen to the new creative ideas of young colleagues

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Its Professional

    Business Presentation Specialist (Current Employee) Chennai

    ProsGood and professional Environment to work

    ConsAs its a shift kind of job its difficult

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    Good place to start a career after B School

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsExposure to C Level clients

    ConsWork Life Balance is tough because of the travel

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    portfolio manager

    Portfolio Manager (Current Employee) Gurgaon, Haryana

    Prosculture, benefits, flexibility, work life balance

    Consgrowth, group leadership, vision of leadership

    Advice to Senior Managementopen communication, transparency

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

    Senior Associate (Current Employee) Chennai

    ProsExtremely meritocratic. Extremely steep learning and growth curve, which allows you to rise faster than most other profe

    ConsWork-life balance can be extremely bad to non-existent.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company to work

    Process Associate (Current Employee) Chennai

    ProsGood work life balance and good infrastructure

    ConsShould give more values to the employee than the client

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease stop concentrating on cost cutting.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A great place to learn and grow

    Junior Associate (Current Employee) Mumbai

    ProsExtremely meritocratic. Extremely steep learning and growth curve, which allows you to rise faster than most other professions. Great people to work with and allows individuals to display leadership from day one.

    ConsWork-life balance can be extremely bad to non-existent. At times, the focus can excessively be on preparing presentations and maintaining clients.

    Advice to Senior Management- Understand the needs of people with prior work experience better.
    - Improve lifestyle to retain people

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    Been a part of Talent Acquisition for India and APAC

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsReal time feedback and awesome lifestyle

    Consnot much in particular to say

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    Average Place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsYou could emphasize to improve your comm skills. You can learn a bit leadership qualities.

    ConsAs it happens in any other typical NCR region's private company, this company is not an exception. People are very less skilled and less efficient on top management, while on the other side, techies are excellent and very good. But if you are good techie and joined Mckinsey, the environment will spoil your technical skills. After McKinsey, you will not be able to join any other company, because they dont have such a valuable or quality work. All works are done by contractors only and you will be insisted to pull into dirty and frivolous politics. You could never save your job unless you are efficient enough in buttering and cringes. The management will provide you the hints to build good and healthy relationships with your colleagues. But this is indirect indication that they are asking you for buttering. The buttering is of very high level and you must be superman in buttering. If you could not do this, if you are not a superman in buttering then this place is not for you. You could find many employees here whose contribution in company is zero, but yet they are earning a big amount of money. Its because that they possess exceptionally extra-ordinary skills of buttering and cringes which provides tremendous pleasure to management and they never think to replace their positions.

    While on the other hand, company policies and facilities are very good.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop Hiring techies.

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    Client development coordinator

    Client Development Coordinator (Former Employee) Chennai

    ProsGreat place to learn. Taking initiatives is appreciated and you are given great guidance if you ask. People are motivated and smart.

    ConsStressed out managers sometimes contribute to lack of interaction that in turns creates miscommunication

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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