McKinsey & Company
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I recommend 1-2 years at McKinsey to everyone that I know, regardless of their field or background (STEM, arts, medicine, etc.). The pace of learning, especially during the first year is unparalleled, and the skills developed are generalizable to all professional life.That said, if you don't quickly find work at McKinsey that is interesting, you will very quickly burn out.
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Travel, benefits, advancement opportunities, feedback culture, cool projects
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high-stress, long hours, sometimes boring work
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My review went great, this was 2nd time that Mckinsey wanted me to come to work for them and I finally said yes. After two years was enough, too much unnecessary stress, massive micromanagement including going to bathroom, team leads bully and management is aware. When asked a question not to respond written up for talking back. Not a good work atmosphere.
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Great benefits
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No growth or respect and lots if bulleying
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+ Great learning experience + Good exposure+ Great people smart and helpful+Best health care benefits + Flat hierarcy- Bad work-life balance.
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This company makes ou work for at least 15 hours a day as a business analyst. In the end you receive a very low a salary you could earn much more working in in any freelancer remote website
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It's a very exciting place to be in. Your colleagues are great, everyone is super smart, projects are exciting and you get to travel a lot.The pay is also very good. But you work all the time so you don't really get to enjoy it.
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It is awesome to have the opportunity to work with great people on challenging problems. Working at McKinsey provides you with the opportunity to develop yourself professionally while helping clients solve real problems that they are facing everyday.
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Great company to work for. Lots of opportunities to learn new skills. Sharp ,motivated people who like to have fun. Impactful work across many industries.
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Part of the advanced analytics practice. Interesting team/roles going through a generational change in how to build and deploy analytics resources within clients. Good colleagues - mostly concerned about their own growth but empathetic
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Some of the smartest people you will ever come across. Culture and investment in the people is hard to beat. The only downside is that the travel can be stressful and ultimately you are an agent, not an executive. Passivity and risk aversion can be high.
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Great people, great culture, great exit opportunities
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Hours, passivitiy
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I love the work I do and I am constantly learning. Colleagues are exceptionally high-caliber. Work- life balance is difficult but compensation and benefits are commensurate.
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Client service path - difficult hours and a lot of demands. Up to you to set all limits, which is difficult for junior colleagues and demanding projects
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training, young energy, interesting work
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can take over your life
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Great Firm! Constant focus on client service and bringing distinctive problem solving to complex (and sometimes ambiguous) challenges!Great place to build your overall business acumen and skill set.
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Great diversity of clients and problem solving opportunities
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McKinsey offers an unparalleled environment for personal growth and development. You will be tasked to solve the toughest problems and work with a driven and supportive team to drive real impact to your clients.
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I was in a research intern role -- some teams where more engaging than others, totally depended on manager -- mine happened to be super transaction and limited me to administrative tasks which was disappointingDifficult path from research intern to full time analyst in my opinion, since you have to reapplyThe Waltham office is SUPER depressing, when I was there they were trying to make it more fun/somewhere where people wanted to be, but the difference between NAKC and the front office was pretty apparent and reflective of how they viewed research staff
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Free lunch on Fridays, everyones super smart and a lot of camaraderie, interesting projects, looks great on resume
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Some managers are poor, location is terrible
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Job with a sense of purpose. Chance to work with leadership across multiple organizations to make a significant impact. Opportunity to grow across multiple facets of management organization.
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A lot of your experience depends on the pratice you're affiliated with and how inspiring the leaders are (especially in non-traditional roles) . I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time for 10+ yearsLots of developmental opportunities. Most folks really care about you - have made a lot of great friends here. ILong work hours - lack of direction from practice leaders and lack of meritocracy in my practiceFocus on retention - this means adjusting scope sometimes, having bigger teams, etc. Better lifestyle for all will drive the future growth of the Firm
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Inspiring values and awesome benefits
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discrepency in men/ women salaries
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This was a great company to work for, at least during the time I was there. Everyone was always friendly, lots of very curious, highly motivated self starters surrounded by dedicated support staff.
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Excellent benefits, compensation, travel
Cons
Not a great work life balance
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If you want to work hard, travel and learn a ton about whatever industry you're staffed in it is the place to be. Lots of opportunity for progression if you are capable and talented.
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Tough conpany that worked hard played hard strong up or out policy for all employees and then very competitive environment. Lunches and drink provided every friday
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Good company to learn about new busineeses.Work on new exciting challengesIt's great!Nothing bad about itWorking hours are long and the travel is a lot
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Have a lot of learning opportunities. Steep learning curve. Work life balance not always good. Progression opportunities highly dependent on path.....
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