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Good career booster, but be prepared for trade offs

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Current Employee - Practice Expert  in  San Francisco, CA (US)
Current Employee - Practice Expert in San Francisco, CA (US)

I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

Excellent experience, great opportunity to advance your career, and opportunities to learn a variety of topics based on your interest

Cons

Very political, ambitious colleagues may down you to higher ups for gain (seen this with those of similar tenure and had lower tenure employees do the same when I was senior), company now tracks every thing you do via electronics and you may run into problems if your private political views are expressed on company email or phone are different than those in your office (e.g. You are a Christian conservative in Cali), keep you personal life absolutely private

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    Incredible smart people -- always challenged

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL (US)

    I worked at McKinsey & Company full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    You will never be bored, the projects vary across a number of industries, and the people you will be able to work with are always top in their field

    Cons

    extremely competitive, these are some of the most driven people in the world, they are not used to being told that something can't be done or can't happen.

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    Amazing learning institution

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great place to learn strategy, problem solving and working with top executives in an extremely caring and supportive environment that constantly drives you to improve.

    Cons

    Requires a level of drive and aspiration uncommon among most executives - if you are looking to push paper and not apply yourself, then this is certainly not the place for you. The firm pushes you to learn constantly and this might not be a career for people looking for plush offices and large pension funds.

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