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What is the best part of working at the company?work culture is positive What is the most stressful part about working at the company?i don’t think so anything is there What is the work environment and culture like at the company?positive environment and responsible work culture
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Immersive learning experience with steep learning curve

Great exposure across industries, functions, and geographies. Great place to be exposed to tough problems and create impact across different types of clients. However, long hours involved
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Amazing place to grow your career and learn to manage

Overall a phenomenal place to accelerate your learnings and career trajectory. The pace is VERY FAST and expectations are HIGH for you to perform at your best. This isn't a place where you are sitting around asking to be given something hard to do, it is expected that you are constantly thinking about the problem and pushing it vs. waiting to execute tasks. Expect to be pushed hard but to grow in ways you haven't seen before.


Apprenticeship, variety, meritocracy


Long hours and travel
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Good Job with a lot of fun challenges

You will be working with a lot of smart people, the job has a lot of challenges. It's going to be stressful, and there is a good chance that you will be gone by EOY, but if you made it, then it's worth it.
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Excellent support for group overall

great support for team and individual development overall as we pursue client impact and values of the Firm together. fantastic colleagues who are supportive
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Interesting colleagues, 30% interesting work 70% deck making

Interesting job overall, though more time is spent figuring out how to communicate thinking clearly than is spent doing the thinking itself. Hours not so bad in reality.
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Expect to work hard but you will be compensated for it

Management expects a lot out of you but if you perform well under pressure and with changes, you will succeed. Lots of opportunity within the company to change roles and find your place.


Free Friday Lunch, benefits


Work/life balance can be hard with the amount of work
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great stepping stone for career

excellent company and place as a stepping stone. but not suitable as a long term career - incredibly stressful with the up or out, extremely long work hours


work with talented people, usually high impact projects, great salary/benefits


Extremely long intense working hours
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Challenging but rewarding

Training is provided and mastery is expected. The work was not difficult but the attention to detail expected was often stressful to achieve. However, I do believe it was best for the processes to be handled this way.


free lunches


long hours
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Working on the technical area

The technical area is good, the only problem sometimes depends on the team you land on, but overall everyone is very open to change and talk. You mostly will have a job as long as you want to work.
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Buen salario y beneficions

Pagan bien pero son en extremo delicados y hay que abarcar demasiadas cosas en muy poco tiempo
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Es dificil entrar, pero los trabajadores cuenta. Con muy buenaos salarios y otros beneficios
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They throw the best parties

Great employee benefits Travel opportunitiesSocial culture Mentor/buddy systemLimited growth for the supporting staff in terms of career advancement.
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Very stressful work environment

Stressful environment. Deadline is very difficult to reach. Three shifts are there. Early morning, late shift and night shif. Can facilities and food facilities are good




Critical Deadlines
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Fast paced and high pressured environment

Client service is huge and often comes at the expense of employee wellness. If you're on a partnership path and can stick it out, it can be great. Non client service paths struggle to be seen and aren't always respected.


Great pay, work day flexibilty, great on resume


Long hours, dominant and aggressive attitudes, lack of respect for functional roles
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Better than MBA

Learned everything there is to learn about how to run a business at McKinsey. Better than going to MBA. Lots of hard work and long hours though. Not a lifetime career for everyobe
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great salary and benefits, but no advancement

great salary and benefits, but no advancement in this firm. Office culture is toxic and management struggles in communication and effective advocacy.
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Great inclusivity

Work hard, play hard. McKinsey offers a lot of fun opportunities for the employees to bond and has incredible benefits. The consultants are on the road generally Mon-Thurs so Fridays are busy.
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Great people in difficult situations

The firm works hard to hire great, team-oriented people. Managers do the best they can to support and encourage their teams. There often is not enough staff to do the work leading to high stress.


Great people and culture; amazing benefits for families


Poor work-life balance; if you're placed in a team that is a poor fit then tough luck
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Team oriented workplace that offers great compensation for excellent work.

McKinsey & Company is a world class employer that values individual performance while maintaining a culture of team effort. Every one counts; everyone's contribution matters. At the end of the day, there is a wonderful sense of job satisfaction.
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Realmente se preocupan por el bienestar de los colaboradores

Una muy buena empresa con excelentes beneficios. Su cultura es sumamente inclusiva y diversa. La carga laboral puede ser bastante alta en ocasiones.
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Based on 668 reviews

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3.5 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
4.3 out of 5 stars for Compensation/Benefits
3.9 out of 5 stars for Job Security/Advancement
3.9 out of 5 stars for Management
4.1 out of 5 stars for Culture

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3.8Fairygodboss Score

61%say women are treated fairly and equally to men

67%would recommend to other women

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