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Updated Jun 1, 2021

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  1. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Poor work life balance at junior levels

    Jul 25, 2019 - Senior Associate in Mumbai
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    Pros

    Good brand. Cv building. Easy to get next job.

    Cons

    Poor work life balance. Affects health.

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  2. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

    Jun 12, 2014 - Senior Associate in Chennai
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    Pros

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

    Cons

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

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  3. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Go work in tech

    Feb 9, 2021 - Senior Associate in London, England, England
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    Pros

    - One of the most powerful brands for employability; instant interview/respect - High salary (at associate level upwards but discount for hours worked/career earnings vs opp cost of MBA/fast growing startup) - Problem solving toolkit - Travel if you're lucky in these times - Free food in some offices - Melting pot of diverse smart people

    Cons

    - Lies (Firm values are actually a load of rubbish, look to NYT and alumni) - Toxic environment (many receiving therapy, pretentious people) - Long, boring work to excruciating level of detail (200+ slide powerpoints) - Boring, insecure, overachievers who do not know how to enjoy themselves - Very American work culture; dominant despite local office championing own culture

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  4. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Good school, terrible lifestyle

    Jun 1, 2021 - Senior Strategy Associate in Geneva, Geneva
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    Pros

    Fantastic learning experience both at an industry and function level.

    Cons

    Lifestyle and career prospects are not great.

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  5. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Great working experience and learning curve - especially at beginning of career

    Feb 16, 2021 - Senior Associate 
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    Pros

    insight into multitude of industries, exposure to senior clients and leadership, high levels or project responsibility early on, competitive salary, absolutely stellar personal development and mentoring systems

    Cons

    a lot of travelling, often not as heavily analytics/data modelling driven (if that is what you like), long work hours, risk of being staffed on projects that don't thrill you

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  6. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Amazing experience though "Making you own Mckinsey" can be tough

    Apr 26, 2021 - Senior Associate 
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    Pros

    People who care Great benefits High intensity learning and problem solving experience

    Cons

    Work life balance is limited especially autonomy over your time, some engagements are less aligned with your growth and passion

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  7. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Great company to work

    Feb 24, 2021 - Senior Associate in München, Bavaria, Bavaria
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    Pros

    Smartest people on earth, fantastic career path,

    Cons

    Junior levels work long hours and have an unbalanced life. It improves dramatically as you scale

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  8. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Working for "the Firm"

    Mar 24, 2021 - Senior Associate in München, Bavaria, Bavaria
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    Pros

    - Smart people and challenging projects

    Cons

    - Working Hours and travelling schedule

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  9. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Unsustainable lifestyle

    Mar 11, 2021 - Senior Associate in São Paulo, São Paulo, São Paulo
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    Pros

    Great package : high salary + many awesome benefits

    Cons

    No lifestyle, a lot of pressure and lack of empathy

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  10. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    It's McKinsey

    Dec 14, 2020 - Senior Associate 
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    Pros

    Resume builder, good "school", smart people, good compensation

    Cons

    Terrible work life balance, up or out sucks

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