McKinsey & Company Employee Reviews in United States

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Horrible people work under Procurement
Jr. Buyer/ Assistant (Former Employee) –  Miramar, FLFebruary 1, 2016
Most management that work under Procurement- GPG- do not have experience in procurement. They are only there because they know someone higher up. It's a great company if you work on the consulting side and starting at the bottom will not get you there. They only hire consultants from top 10% in ivy league schools. If you work as an assistant in procurement, be careful who your managers are. Some will belittle you, yell at you in from of people over the most stupid thing and require you to take a test before being hired which doesn't apply to assistant work at all. Benefits are great if you are a full time employee and they won't let you take time off in the first year. Following year, approach with caution. This place is all about politics and favoritism. If you get on the wrong side of a manager, you won't get a promotion. They are experts are making you believe you will move up and when the time comes they will give you some excuse. They will try to give you the least amount of money and work you like a dog.
Only good to put on resume because of the name.
Pros
benefits, good for resume
Cons
read above
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Beware!
management (Former Employee) –  FloridaDecember 20, 2015
McKinsey & Company is one of the top companies to work for but beware that this only applies if you have a career as a Consultant, Engagement manager, etc and working on the Client side. However if you're working in Operations, Reconciliations, Card Service, Purchasing, Procurement... you won't have a life, you will be humiliated, yelled at and you will put in more than 50 hours a week. Yes you'll have great benefits and vacations but you'll work during your vacation or expect a call from your manager. If you leave on vacation, you'll pay the price when you return. It's a nightmare. Some that have been there for several years, are use to this type of treatment and think this is normal. Leaving that place was the best thing I've done!! The only positive thing was to have McKinsey in my resume which it landed me a great job with great people who actually treat me with respect. I want people to know so they won't go through the same nightmare I went through. If you land an interview, please ask the right questions, make sure this place is for you. Ask the employees questions about their supervisor, manager, etc, ask them if there happy, ask about work & life balance. Think twice about it if you have a family and kids... because you won't be spending much time with them.
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Amazing company!
Executive Assistant (Former Employee) –  Dallas, TXApril 21, 2016
Fun environment where employees become a close knit community and become life long friends. Employees are highly intelligent and have rock solid values. The benefits are incredible, and work/life balance is a priority. The only drawback is that there isn't any growth opportunity for the support staff. As a non-hierarchical company, employees are all equal, so promotions do not exist. Unfortunately, the job responsibilities never change, which can eventually create boredom in this position even though the position is very fast paced with a heavy workload.
Pros
Amazing benefits, amazing people, inspirational
Cons
No growth opportunities for support staff
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Wonderful place to work
Financial Analyst (Contractor) (Former Employee) –  New York, NYJuly 8, 2016
They really try to build you up and make you succeed in your time there, helping with advancement.

They keep the kitchen fully stocked and have regular reviews to ensure the entire team understands where the projects stand and how to improve/lessons learned.
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Consulting firm
Executive Assistant (Current Employee) –  New York, NYMay 18, 2016
Many e-mails. Travel arrangements. Meeting scheduling.

Learned to be extra pro-active.

Management of support staff is fair.

Great peers - always ready to help each other.

Hardest part of job is constant change of schedules.

Enjoyable part of job is figuring out complex travel arrangements and offering solutions.
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Exceptional workplace with limited advancement opportunities
Investment Research Analyst (Current Employee) –  New York, NYMay 11, 2016
Exceptional workplace where you get to work with some really smart people. You get to do interesting work in a fast paced environment.

Limited advancement opportunities and professional development.
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Great place to grow and truly push yourself
Engagement Manager (Current Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAJuly 12, 2016
Large variety of challenging clients & situations across the globe and incredible people to work with. Plenty of opportunity and ability to forge your own path.
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Care more about employee growth
Senior Analyst (Former Employee) –  MAAJune 21, 2016
A place where you can explore you area of interest. Good people. Daily you will learn new things . You can travel all around the Globe on various engagements.
Pros
Learnings, People. Pay
Cons
Deadline.
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workplace for learning skills and knowledge for future job replacement.
Facilities Coordinator and Customer Service (Current Employee) –  Miramar, FLApril 21, 2016
This company has many good qualities preferred skills and knowledge can be implemented in future job replacements to better advance your professional needs.
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Great working environment
Project Assistant (Former Employee) –  New York, NYJune 13, 2016
Come in early and enter day in a very easy going environment. It was a lot of tedious work but it flew by and it was a great learning experience
Pros
A lot of snacks
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IT Technician (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILJune 13, 2016
Set up equipment for consultants. The processes of internal technology. Co-workers were self centered. Working around the strict budget placed on IT.
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Excellent place to be an EA
Executive Assistant (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILFebruary 25, 2015
McKinsey was an excellent work experience. Salary & Benefits are top notch. Stressful work days though. HEAVY calendaring and tough expectations. EA's should be fluent in calendars and travel arrangement. Expect to work non-stop each day.
Pros
great culture and compensation.
Cons
terrible office location (e. loop) and non-stop work days.
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Productive and a very good working culture
CONFERENCE PLANNING ADMINISTRATOR (Former Employee) –  New Delhi, ILNovember 12, 2015
There were about 100 + team in McKinsey and 1000 + employees.

A regular day would be motoring the work done by my teams. Review the invoice dispatchment on various vendors has been done with the credit cycle.
Checking reports (MIS)
Checking my scheduler for meetings lined up for the day with differnt teams to understand their Event requirement.
Meeting Vendors (Hotel Relationship manager for event details)
Doing hotel visits to confirm loaction
Emails/ paperwork.
Pros
Great Hotel contacts, membership cards with different hotels, great work hours, loved my work
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Fantastic place to start or advance your career
Engagement Manager (Current Employee) –  New York, NYMarch 23, 2015
Incredible people, pay, training, benefits, and career opportunities during and post-. Work/life balance has a lot of room for improvement.
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Great workplace excellent benefits and compensation
Executive Assistant (Former Employee) –  Saint Petersburg, FLMarch 6, 2015
Tackling a very full inbox, learned proper time management. Great co workers very helpful if needed. Hardest part is working remotely from the people you support. The most enjoyable is the health insurance and compensation
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If you want to focus on your career, this is your company
Summer Associate (Former Employee) –  Madrid, MDJuly 17, 2012
Too many arrogant people... although others are very nice.

Your life depends completely on your engagement manager. If you have a complete lunatic, your live will be terrible. Otherwise, you may be happy...
Pros
salary, career opportunities
Cons
work-life balance, management very arrogant
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Good
Engagement Manager (Current Employee) –  New YorkSeptember 2, 2015
One of the best companies to start a career in but sustainable work life balance is difficult to achieve, especially as you take up senior roles
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Executive Assistant (Former Employee) –  Weston, CTAugust 7, 2012
McKinsey hires the best people it can. They work you hard with long hours, but you are working with smart folks which matters to me. Benefits are great. It is a very large company with lots of processes and procedures which logistically makes it difficult to sometimes get things done.
Pros
great benefits
Cons
long hours
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Excellent Benefits
Executive Assistant (Current Employee) –  Saint Petersburg, FLNovember 16, 2011
McKinsey provides excellent benefits and a bright, airy, warm work setting. Non-management salaries are minimal and advancement is extremely limited.
Pros
outstanding healthcare and 401 k benefits, free lunch friday
Cons
low salary, job security
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Nice people to work with.
IT Technician (Former Employee) –  Rosemont, ILDecember 30, 2015
The work was pretty boring and kind of a grind but the people here were so nice to work with. Great company to work for, lots good memories here.
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4.3
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