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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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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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Great training and exposure to senior management
HRC Partner (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILMarch 19, 2018
Very competitive, have to prove yourself constantly, opportunity to travel and see many different industries, very matrixed and have to navigate yourself
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Excellent Company to work
Program-Product Manager (Current Employee) –  New York, NYMarch 6, 2018
If you want to retire, this is the best place for you. You cant expect to get the best in terms of Technology but it has a beautiful work culture. There is really no hurry to deliver unless you are client facing.
Pros
Good Management, excellent work life balance
Cons
Na
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Amazing benefits and office culture
Client Finance Accountant (Former Employee) –  St Petersburg Beach, FLFebruary 13, 2018
Amazing office space, free lunches on Friday, outstanding benefits and 401k, great salary, great atmosphere overall. Not enough training, too many overtime hours required, work during weekends and holidays. Not great management and no chance of advancement.
Pros
Outstanding Benefits
Cons
Poor work/life balance
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Great place to be from
ASSOCIATE PARTNER (Former Employee) –  New York, NYFebruary 9, 2018
Good place to cut your teeth and move on.

Excellent basic toolkit but moving away from the skill set one would need to be a CEO these days. Ideally you get 3 years and move.
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Fast-paced, collaborative environment with a positive work culture.
HR Generalist-Southern Region (Former Employee) –  Dallas, TXFebruary 2, 2018
Fast-paced, collaborative environment with a positive work culture. Overall, a place I would recommend to others. There is not much opportunity for an upward trajectory in the Recruitment/HR fields, but overall a great place if you are looking to be in the Consulting field rather than the administrative field.
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Good for a couple years
Engagement Manager (Current Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAJanuary 25, 2018
Good learning/experience for someone with a non-MBA background. If you are an MBA I would go straight into whatever you are interested in (vs people like me using it as a transition from something else like clinical medicine).
Pros
Good pay and trajectory if you are a high achiever
Cons
Workaholic culture
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Great professional development and exposure
Business Analyst (Consultant) (Current Employee) –  San Francisco, CAJanuary 25, 2018
Overall, I had a great time. For junior employees out of school (undergrad or grad school), it provides unbelievable exposure to top management and their most important issues.
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Engagement Manager (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILJanuary 23, 2018
Fast-paced, challenging environment that will push you to be a better thinking and problem solver. Great benefits and most of the people are great. Lots of travel and lifestyle can be challenging.
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challenging and rewarding place to work
Manager (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILJanuary 17, 2018
The work is intellectually challenging & colleagues are bright and hardworking. The work culture affords the opportunity for staff to take initiative & promote ideas as well as suggest research and develop solutions.

McK has a great professional development program which is implemented annually. This is an "up or out" environment for most of the consulting roles, so if you choose that path you must be willing to face that challenge.
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Customer Success Intern (Former Employee) –  Waltham, MAJanuary 5, 2018
I enjoyed my internship with McKinsey. While the work was pretty hectic, there were many different opportunities to learn and grow. Overall, I had a very satisfying internship experience there.
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awful
administrative (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILDecember 14, 2017
treated like an out cast, no support never even gave me a real chance, no supportive directives, tried to be a part, learn and assist but no support and then just dumped
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Great
Executive Assistant (Former Employee) –  NYDecember 9, 2017
Great company, great team, great environment.
It was incredible to have the chance to work with people that are so goof and what they do.
It's also, amazing to know how big and strong the company is.
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Fast Paced, Steep Learning Curve
Executive Assistant (Former Employee) –  Saint Petersburg, FLDecember 3, 2017
McKinsey was great. The work is challenging but they provide you with the tools to succeed at your job. As an assistant no day was ever the same. The Benefits are the best I have ever recieved
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Great place to work for a few years and catapult your career
Engagement Manager (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCNovember 29, 2017
McKinsey can be tough at times but it is full of great people, provides amazing training and enables you to learn and grow quickly. If you're in the first 10 years of your career, it's well worth the time and effort.
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McKinsey consultants are the Jedi's of management
Associate and Engagement Manager (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXNovember 6, 2017
Once a McKinseyite, always a McKinseyite. McKinsey is the best launchpad for CEOs for good reason. You are groomed from day 1 to act and think like a CEO.
You have to drink the Kool Aid and "talk", "act", and "behave" McKinsey or you will be given feedback, which can be ruthless.
I probably spent the best years of my life here and would do it all over again without hesitating, but the absolutely non-existent work/life balance really gets to you. I saw countless people "break" mid project (analysts/associates crying, managers fainting and ending up in the hospital due to stress, etc.)
Most of the most successful people I met at McKinsey have absolutely personal life (no girlfriend, no dog, no plant). Nothing. Nada. They live to work.

It's a great experience, but it's not for everyone.
Pros
Unmatched brand name, great meritocratic pay, superb benefits, powerful network, incredible exposure to top management
Cons
Absolutely no work/life balance, horrible lifestyle, pay per hour you're better off working at McDonald's, endless travel
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