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A roller-coaster ride

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Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY (US)
Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY (US)

I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Excellent colleagues, very intense academic environment, non-confrontational exchange of ideas, diversity in terms of backgrounds and experiences. Lots of travel (if you want to do it).

Cons

Long hours, lots of travel, risk of not seeing your recommendations fully implemented. There are situations in which you can't pick your work (although it is manageable).

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    You are always as good as your last review

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    Former Employee - Engagement Manager in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Engagement Manager in San Francisco, CA (US)

    I worked at McKinsey & Company full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Opportunities to work with very senior clients, on high-impact issues, with very smart people all around.
    Some options to create/find your niche in a given industry and rapidly become a "go-to"/expert in that field (and be recognized for it)
    Great trainings
    Access to a vast network after your time at McKinsey

    Cons

    Being staffed on a 'good" engagement is like the lottery. It doesn't always happen because stars don't always line up (the consultant's availability, relevant skills, timing of the client, etc.). Getting staffed is a bit like being on the job market: you have to advocate for yourself unless a champion does it for you (e.g., a partner, an associate principal, or sometimes an engagement manager)

    Especially outside the US, the organization is very different, less concerned with lifestyle if at all, ready to please the client at all costs, and not worried about squeezing the team like a lemon. Unacceptable behaviors from partners in the US are not sanctioned in other offices.

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    A best platform for my career development

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    Current Employee - Junior Research Analyst in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Current Employee - Junior Research Analyst in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Opportunities always there for people who prepared;
    Great platform for your future career.

    Cons

    Many competent R&I are not fully valued

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    Industry/function focused R&I should also be consultant

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    Approves of CEO
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