McKinsey & Company Reviews

Updated 23 April 2015
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McKinsey & Company Managing Director Dominic Barton
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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. Fantastic place to start your career

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    Former Employee - Engagement Manager in New Delhi
    Former Employee - Engagement Manager in New Delhi

    I worked at McKinsey & Company full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    + Unparalleled learning opportunities
    + Exposure to top management in leading global companies
    + Terrific peer group
    + Outstanding culture - meritocratic, developmental, impact driven
    + Mobility opportunities
    + Great pay and benefits

    Cons

    + Poor work life balance - You'll easily be working 70-80 hrs a week (India specific, differs a bit around the world. Korea/Japan are worse; Europe is better)
    + Huge amount of (unwanted) travel - particularly for people with a more stable personal life. Monday 5.30 am flights become a nightmare

    Advice to Management

    Help emerging leaders (EM/AP) craft individual paths vs. sending them down '2 clients and a KIP' direction. Need a huge effort on sustainability and Sr. Partners/Directors need to do some role modeling here.

  2. A great learning experience

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Gurgaon, Haryana
    Former Employee - Analyst in Gurgaon, Haryana

    I worked at McKinsey & Company

    Pros

    The company has got great corporate culture

    Cons

    Dont really think there is a downside to working in McKinsey

  3. Great place to understand about different industries

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Mumbai
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Mumbai

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people development
    Excellent peers
    Strong support for finding external opportunities as well

    Cons

    Long working hours
    Short tolerance for mistakes
    High performance expectations in very short time

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  5. Great place to work!

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    Current Employee - Associate Partner in Mumbai
    Current Employee - Associate Partner in Mumbai

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Great set of colleagues
    - Exciting work which helps clients solve their topmost problems
    - Decent compensation

    Cons

    - Lack of focus on work life balance

    Advice to Management

    - Ensure adequate focus on work life

  6. Great first job!

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    Former Employee - Junior Research Analyst in Gurgaon, Haryana
    Former Employee - Junior Research Analyst in Gurgaon, Haryana

    I worked at McKinsey & Company full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Induction into a system and method, the McKinsey way which is invaluable.

    Cons

    Very little work life balance.

  7. Bad experience.

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    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Bangalore
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Bangalore

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Medical Benefits. Apart from this i don't see any other offerings are benefit
    it feels like a trap for me.

    Cons

    Pleasurable work culture
    Worst office politics
    NO HR
    No respect for an individual
    Hiring a Graphic designer for a DTP work is a wrong idea.

    Advice to Management

    Kindly hire the right candidate for do the job.Kindly don't Hire a Professional and treat him like a scrap.
    Worst Training structure in my entire career.

  8. Helpful (1)

    Good company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good for ug graduates but not for mba

    Cons

    very low salary, asking people to stretch

    Advice to Management

    Please increase the salary, please do not ask people to stretch

  9. Very good

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    Current Employee - Junior Analyst in Calcutta
    Current Employee - Junior Analyst in Calcutta

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Opportunities provided to its staff

    Cons

    Limited growth opportunities, you get stuck in a role

    Advice to Management

    na

  10. Helpful (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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  11. Helpful (1)

    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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    Put values in practise

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