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Work with the best people on interesting, high impact problems
Implementation Coach (Current Employee) –  CanadaOctober 21, 2018
McKinsey is a fast-paced, high performance workplace where the demands are high but the work is extremely rewarding. Some key benefits include:

+ Amazing people - you will be surrounded by brilliant and personable colleagues. The work is challenging, but there is a pervasive attitude of being in it together - I have found everyone to be tremendously supportive and I continue to be amazed by the caliber of all those I have worked with

+ Unparalleled opportunities for growth and development - the pace of learning is unlike anything I have experienced outside of the firm, and there are great opportunities to explore new industries and functions

+ Work with clients on to drive change at pace on interesting, high impact problems - the name of the game in consulting. In all my experience, I have found McKinsey's approach to be highly effective in driving impact and seeing fast results. The firm is also committed to building client capabilities and helping them actually make the changes they need to succeed long term; this is a specific focus of McKinsey Implementation
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Learning and development, interesting work, people, benefits, compensation
Cons
Long hours, extensive travel (great for some, not for others!)
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It's okay short term or for retirement
Project Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Tampa, FLOctober 17, 2018
I got this job right after graduating college and it's a great company to work for. It's an agonizing process to move up within the company and slightly elitist.
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Great growth and awesome team
Implementation Consultant (Current Employee) –  Seattle, WAOctober 4, 2018
exposure to high end clients from day 1
tons of training and growth opportunity.
constantly changing scope and environment
lots of support from all team members at all level
Pros
collaborative team, tralve points
Cons
lifestyle
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Stressful and alienating company
Executive Assistant Floater (Former Employee) –  New York, NYSeptember 25, 2018
Work involved supporting very busy executives. They were not accessible and therefore there were constant pressures to deal with schedule which never had time to accommodate the pressures of the job.
Pros
Free snacks
Cons
No breaks were possible due to frenetic workload
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A wonderful placer to start and end your career
Executive Assistant (Former Employee) –  Detroit, MISeptember 14, 2018
McKinsey is at the top of their field, and there isn't a management consulting company that cares more about their clients, and their workplace. They place a premium on intelligence in their employees, and many start at McKinsey and go on to fabulous careers.
Pros
Very structured training and maintenance of employees
Cons
Long hours, lots of travel
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Incredibly heavy workload, but you work with incredible people
Executive Assistant (Former Employee) –  Summit, NJSeptember 9, 2018
A typical day as an EA at McKinsey is mostly scheduling and rescheduling meetings, booking and changing travel, doing expenses, and working on additional special projects.

You either "get" the job right away or are let go, so in that respect, it's a tough place, but the other EAs are an incredible resource for one another.

You are treated like a second class citizen though. The consultants are clearly the stars of the company and we are treated as replaceable cogs.
Pros
great benefits
Cons
feeling unimportant to management; high pressure
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Buena empresa
Senior Manager - Projects (Current Employee) –  Miramar, FLAugust 26, 2018
Gran compañía, con buenos planes de desarrollo y entrenamiento del equipos. Importantes y poderosos proyectos
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Great people, incredible place to develop and grow.
Summer Associate (Former Employee) –  Charlotte, NCAugust 26, 2018
You'll work hard and be challenged by some of the smartest people in the world. Only frustration was not having control over the outcomes of client decisions.
Pros
incredible benefits
Cons
work a lot hours and travel a lot
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Great place to start your career and learn
Engagement Manager, Associate (Current Employee) –  New York, NYAugust 20, 2018
Great place to learn, lots of opportunities to develop new skills and master them. Heavy interactions with high-level clients and great program to develop problem solving skills
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One of the best places to further your career
Senior Practice Expert, Global Concepts Office (Former Employee) –  Atlanta, GAAugust 7, 2018
Outstanding place to learn about specific industries and business in general. Fast paced with lots of challenging work that is impactful and interesting. The work-life balance is quite tough and the main drawback.
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Great Place, Good work Environment.
Oracle Financials & Project Accounting Consultant (Former Employee) –  New York, NYJune 30, 2018
In my opinion, it is a great place to work, People are warm and nice. The company provides you opportunity for growth. They also have free lunch facility. The managers are pro-active to give you the best of everything.
Pros
Free Lunch
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Work 16 hours a day to solve the most interesting problems
Associate Partner (Current Employee) –  Seattle, WAJune 26, 2018
Work 16 hours a day to solve the most interesting problems.Be prepared to travel 100%, but you get to stay in the nicest hotels and fly business
You get to grow faster than anywhere else, but be ready to get kicked out if you are not fast enough
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Amazing exit opportunities but at a high cost
Business Analyst (Former Employee) –  New JerseyJune 8, 2018
The work is fulfilling and the people are highly intelligent and driven, to be sure, but the hours are long (16-hour days on the regular) and the work involves Monday-Thursday travel
Pros
Smart people, impactful work, great benefits
Cons
Lifestyle, compensation
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Love the company but Big Brother MGMT is outdated
PROJECT MANAGER (Former Employee) –  Tampa, FLJune 4, 2018
This is for the Tampa office, only. I really enjoyed working for McKinsey. My actual manager was awesome, and really strived to make my happy.

However, the office management at Tampa is very outdated. They are mainly concerned about your timesheets, which are ridiculously confusing to fill out. Personal and sick days must go through them and your manager, even though the office MGMT has no idea what you do. You're given laptops, but you cannot work remotely no matter what. It's just bizarre.

The pay is below average for the area, and they hire people who are over-qualified for the positions. Wouldn't be so bad except promotions are as rare as unicorns. People who apply within and have worked there for years are often told they don't meet the qualifications for the next level.
Pros
Free Friday lunch
Cons
Promotions are rare, everyone is over-qualified
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Productive and stimulating work environment
Consultant (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCMay 20, 2018
Extraordinary collection of individuals focused on meaningful problems for significant clients. The Firm's vast resources further client work and also afford knowledge creation.
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Great
Business Analyst - Oracle Financial Functional (Former Employee) –  New York, NYMay 8, 2018
Great atmosphere to work, with an open office concept. Management are courteous and friendly, the organization values family and team bonding. You are in charge of your own success.
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Excellent growth opportunity
Senior Associate (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXMay 3, 2018
Great people, fast-paced environment. Travel didn't bother me. Loved the clients. Wonderful opportunities to grow. Great training and resources. Easy to delegate.
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Excellent internship experience.
IT PROJECT MANAGEMENT INTERN (Former Employee) –  New York, NYMarch 29, 2018
Wonderful manager and mentors. Worked as a part of the Solutions Development PMO team and learned about project management basics and was in charge of developing on the PPM tool used IBM Rational Team Concert.
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always learning
Executive Support Assistant (Current Employee) –  Saint Petersburg, FLMarch 25, 2018
You're always busy and learning lots of new things. You also get to interact with lots of people from all over the world. The culture is very diversify.
Pros
Free lunches. awesome benefits, pto, holidays
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Learning experiences
Lead Assistant (Former Employee) –  New York, NYMarch 20, 2018
A typical day was to manage the front desk and coordinate shipping and receiving for company. Retrieved and delivered packages via messenger services. Processed end of day packages and mail. Supervised team, temps, and co-ops with daily duties.
Pros
Free Breakfast in the morning that was provided from the company
Cons
Change of Management
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