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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Love the company but Big Brother MGMT is outdated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However, the office management at Tampa is very outdated.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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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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MCK Chicago
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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