McKinsey Implementation: a different kind of McKinsey consultant
Senior Implmentation Coach (Current Employee) – Chicago, IL – November 29, 2018
McKinsey Implementation (MI) doesn't look for the standard Ivy league undergrad or top 5 B school applicant. Instead, since MI focuses on driving real lasting impact with clients (as opposed to traditional high-minded strategy problem solving), it looks for candidates with real work experience (generally at least 6 years) that know how to get things done. As a result, MI consultants have an extremely wide range of backgrounds and experiences. Additionally, the learning and development opportunities are immense. My initial training was better than almost any training I received in the military (and was located in Santiago, Chile!). Most importantly, while MI strives to provide the greatest impact possible for each and every client, it does so with a mind toward a sustainable lifestyle for its consultants. Each study begins with team members stating their lifestyle goals and boundaries, and the team works from there.
Overall McKinsey Implementation has been a great career choice for me coming out of the Navy.
development opportunities, wide industry/function exposure, sustainable lifestyle, driving actual impact for clients
New aspect of McKinsey (value prop not well-known among partners)