McKinsey & Company Reviews

Updated 16 September 2014
Updated 16 September 2014
949 Reviews
4.2
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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 65 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 160 reviews)

  • Very long hours and continual expectation of over-performance (in 158 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Nothing better then to start your career with Mck

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - IT Business Analyst
    Current Employee - IT Business Analyst

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

    Pros

    Growth Opportunities
    Perks
    Agile Work Culture
    Not too many hierarchy in management

    Cons

    Commuting as it is located to Sohna Road
    New office Location is not too happening and upto company standards

    Recommends
  2.  

    Incredibly awesome first job!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Knowledge Specialist  in  Gurgaon, Haryana
    Current Employee - Knowledge Specialist in Gurgaon, Haryana

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

    Pros

    A dream first job - I literally steered my own career path for most of my tenure. Very steep personal growth curve, some of the brightest colleagues and friends and exposure to top notch business and government leaders. Flexible time-off policies and very generous perks

    Cons

    The Gurgaon knowledge center can be very bureaucratic, stingy and extremely process oriented. Lifestyle is also a challenge esp. at a senior level - travel and long working hours totally disrupts your work-life balance

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Smart People to work, Tough problems to solve - Amazing environment`

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Techlead  in  Gurgaon, Haryana
    Current Employee - Techlead in Gurgaon, Haryana

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time

    Pros

    Tough problems to crack every day excites you to go to job.

    Cons

    Short deadlines so more pressure - fragile work life balance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Consultants vs Researchers -- the McKinsey schism: Employees are not happy! don't trust reviews headlined 'impact'.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Research Analyst  in  Gurgaon, Haryana
    Current Employee - Senior Research Analyst in Gurgaon, Haryana

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits (not at all great), clean-ish office in gurgaon, well-run office building (except for canteen, falling ceilings, random fire-alarms, "newspeak" TV and poster mind-control)

    Cons

    1. No hope of advancement, back-office is not consulting (though we have more employees)
    2. Bad hygiene (nobdy washes hands in the bathroom!),
    3. Office in the boon-docks,
    4. Politics and sniping, gossip.
    5. Company's normative values hypocrisy: lofty lipservice to 'mckinsey standard' despite wallowing in a base gurgaon-back-office culture
    6. Drinking culture (colleagues are not forced, but it affects team bonding for abstainers)
    7. Traffic is insane, often lunch and office-cabs are cancelled because of traffic (see #3)
    8. Awful canteen
    9. Pervasive "newspeak" TV and poster mind-control
    10. 25-year old consultants are rude to 45-year old research leads on VOIP calls!
    11. Any review that uses the word "impact" (a favorite consultant/wannabe buzzword) is not to be trusted (mine excepted!)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Run your back-office like your front-office. GGN/Vatika office culture is abysmal: with the expectation of no-growth (combined with no work-life balance at all), the atmosphere has become one where corruption and the entitlement/perks-culture are endemic. Most of your employees (around the world) are probably back-office? Yet the way consultants talk to them (with entitlement, scorn, lack of respect) and their own prospects make it a very inward and existentially hopeless culture.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Among the finest place to jump start the career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst  in  Gurgaon, Haryana
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Gurgaon, Haryana

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

    Pros

    Exceptionally sharp and motivated people makes this journey a continuous learning process
    Exposure to a variety of intellectually challenging problem solving strengthens skills

    Cons

    Work-life balance because of endless travel and long working hours

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    McK is the best place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst  in  Gurgaon, Haryana
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Gurgaon, Haryana

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

    Pros

    Values & Culture, Amazing people

    Cons

    Very hard to find any. Practically nothing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Once a Business Presenation Designer, forever a Business Presenation Designer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Presentation Designer  in  Chennai
    Current Employee - Business Presentation Designer in Chennai

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

    Pros

    Friendly place, most people are nice, the office is well maintained. For those who prefer shift work, there are different timing options. Starting your career here is easy, it's a good start, for the first year or so you can learn new things.

    Cons

    No chance of real upward movement, so you stay in the same place for a long time. No growth. No new learning opportunities.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Proofreader  in  Chennai
    Former Employee - Proofreader in Chennai

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

    Pros

    Work-life balance
    Every minute of work is valued monetarily.

    Cons

    Growth
    Preference vs. requirement consideration vs. shifts

    Recommends
  10.  

    Amazing company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern  in  New Delhi
    Current Employee - Intern in New Delhi

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company as an intern for less than a year

    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 ManagementAdvice

    - Listen to the new creative ideas of young colleagues

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Its Professional

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Presentation Specialist  in  Chennai
    Current Employee - Business Presentation Specialist in Chennai

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

    Pros

    Good and professional Environment to work

    Cons

    As its a shift kind of job its difficult

    Approves of CEO

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