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McKinsey & Company Reviews

Updated 24 November 2014
Updated 24 November 2014
1,004 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 66 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 172 reviews)

  • Very long hours and a very high pressure environment leads to continual stress (in 171 reviews)

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  1. 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.

  2.  

    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
  3.  

    Valuable learning experience, excellent group of people to work with

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time

    Pros

    Very high focus on people and skill development

    Cons

    tough on work life balance deponding on the project

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Unique experience at an unique firm

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    Current Employee - Expert in New Delhi
    Current Employee - Expert in New Delhi

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

    Pros

    1. Great minds to work with - The "Up and Out" ensures that the best of the best remain with the firm
    2. Very strong problem solving culture - The best and most common-sensical solutions are arrived through exhaustive problem solving
    3. Entrepreneurial culture - Everyone is expected to be an entrepreneur of sorts. Working in utter ambiguity, high profile clients, great work with high impact
    3. Self - Actualization opportunities - Everyone is expected to find a niche within the firm, usually is the one, one is really passionate about

    Cons

    1. Complete Dog eat Dog world
    2. High levels of work pressure on a continual basis
    3. Strong person alignment within the firm - strong coterie culture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Nothing better then to start your career with Mck

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    Current Employee - IT Business Analyst
    Current Employee - IT Business Analyst

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time (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
  7.  

    Incredibly awesome first job!

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    Current Employee - Knowledge Specialist in Gurgaon, Haryana
    Current Employee - Knowledge Specialist in Gurgaon, Haryana

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time (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
  8.  

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

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    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
  9.  

    Excellent

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyze in Chennai
    Current Employee - Financial Analyze in Chennai

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

    Pros

    Good cluture work, they give more important to though sharing

    Cons

    Application is very poor and often network problem

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To get the best team player award

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Among the finest place to jump start the career

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

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time (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
  11.  

    McK is the best place to work

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    • 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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Values & Culture, Amazing people

    Cons

    Very hard to find any. Practically nothing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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