McKinsey & Company
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Updated Apr 16, 2014
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96% Approve of the CEO

McKinsey & Company Managing Director Dominic Barton

Dominic Barton

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Pros:
  • "And you'll do it with incredibly smart people working on big league problems"
    in 61 reviews
  • "Great first job out of college or grad school to learn a lot very quickly"
    in 22 reviews
Cons:
  • "You have to have a lot of self discipline to keep work life balance reasonable"
    in 147 reviews
  • "Very long hours and continual expectation of over-performance"
    in 151 reviews
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Chennai

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

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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Work is very logistics oriented and no versitality

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsEmployee Friendly and the firm takes care of their employees

ConsHierarchy Based firm and a lot of consulting support divide

Advice to Senior ManagementIncrease Connectivity

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Nice place

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at McKinsey & Company full-time for more than 3 years

Pros1. Learning
2. Smart people
3. Good business problems

Cons1. don't implement things on-ground
2. lot of time wasted in creating presentations

Advice to Senior ManagementNothing.

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

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Very good friendly atmosphere

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

ProsGood package, pick up drop, less hours (8 hrs), Fun @ work

ConsNight shift for 3 months a year

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

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Awesome experience at the firm !!!

Engagement Manager (Current Employee)
Mumbai

I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time for more than 5 years

Prosself development, work with talented folks, problem solving experience, high quality exposure due to working with CEO, CXO level folks and mobility options post the job

Consas you become senior in the firm the travelling increases, also work life balance is tough to mange due to long work hours, might require to stay away from the base location for extended period of time

Advice to Senior Managementnone

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good place to work

Business Analyst (Current Employee)
Chennai

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

ProsGreat teams, fun at work, growth opportunities

ConsSometimes work pressure is huge and less work life balance

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

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Knowledge Analyst (Current Employee)
Gurgaon, Haryana

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

Pros- Great training programs
- Great exposure to multi billion dollar clients
- You will end up meeting some of the smartest people on the planet

Cons- Outsourced work given to people in India
- Hierarchical structure with a huge difference in how non consulting employees are treated compared to consulting staff

Advice to Senior ManagementEliminate the double standards that exist between consulting and non-consulting employees to increase productivity and decrease attrition

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

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A firm for analysts and consultants

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at McKinsey & Company

ProsGood opportunities for management role

ConsNot a firm for people with technical skills

Advice to Senior ManagementManagement of technical group needs to do a management course

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

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Great Launchpad for an aspiring career trajectory

Analyst (Current Employee)
New Delhi

I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time for more than 5 years

ProsSuperb exposure- Tremendous opportunity to work with best brains of the world and learn extensively from colleagues and C level executives

ConsWork life balance may become a concern at times, however, if you are a work alcoholic and love travelling, it is fine.

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

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Too much politics!

Trainer (Current Employee)
Chennai

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

ProsThe experience makes your stronger and enables you to appreciate other companies when you move on

ConsIt is all about making more money. It is not at all employee-friendly

Advice to Senior ManagementStart appreciating your team members. If all by himself/herself, the Manager can't do even 5% of the work done by one of his/her team members

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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