Compare Goldman Sachs vs McKinsey & Company BETA

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Goldman Sachs

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McKinsey & Company

Employee Ratings

  • McKinsey & Company scored higher in 9 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.0
(based on 6104 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.4
(based on 4078 reviews)
McKinsey & Company employees rated their Overall Rating 0.4 higher than Goldman Sachs employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
4.0
Career Opportunities
4.5
McKinsey & Company employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.5 higher than Goldman Sachs employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.9
Compensation & Benefits
4.4
McKinsey & Company employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.5 higher than Goldman Sachs employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
2.9
Work-life balance
3.1
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.5
Senior Management
4.0
McKinsey & Company employees rated their Senior Management 0.5 higher than Goldman Sachs employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.9
Culture & Values
4.4
McKinsey & Company employees rated their Culture & Values 0.5 higher than Goldman Sachs employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Goldman Sachs Ceo David M. Solomon
90%
90%David M. Solomon
CEO Approval
McKinsey & Company Ceo Kevin Sneader
95%
95%Kevin Sneader
McKinsey & Company employees rated their CEO Approval 5% higher than Goldman Sachs employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
78%
% Recommend to a friend
90%
McKinsey & Company employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 12% higher than Goldman Sachs employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
69%
Positive Business Outlook
85%
McKinsey & Company employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 16% higher than Goldman Sachs employees rated theirs.

Salaries

Of the top 3 common jobs between the two companies, McKinsey & Company salaries averaged CA$2,332 higher than Goldman Sachs.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Business Analyst1 Salaries
CA$101,251/yr
Associate2 Salaries
CA$120,898/yr
Executive Assistant1 Salaries
CA$87,091/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Business Analyst30 Salaries
CA$84,130/yr
Associate21 Salaries
CA$160,203/yr
Executive Assistant2 Salaries
CA$71,902/yr

What Employees Say

  • Goldman Sachs had 406 more reviews than McKinsey & Company that mentioned "Smart people" as a Pro.
  • Goldman Sachs had 119 more reviews than McKinsey & Company that mentioned "Long hours" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Smart people"(in 638 reviews)
"Work environment"(in 266 reviews)
Pros
"Smart people"(in 232 reviews)
"Great place"(in 138 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Working hours"(in 479 reviews)
"Long hours"(in 283 reviews)
Cons
"Long hours"(in 164 reviews)
"Lots of travel"(in 155 reviews)
Featured Review
"Great Experience"Aug 15, 2019

Former Intern - Investment Banking Summer Analyst

I worked at Goldman Sachs for less than a year

Pros

Lots of exposure to top deals / transactions. Learned a lot in only 10 weeks.

Cons

Long hours. Definitely more hierarchy than they claim but GS people are among the best you can ask for in banking

"Amazing firm"May 3, 2020

Current Employee - Engagement Manager

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

Pros

Amazing culture, people and world-class development opportunities

Cons

Joining consulting is a personal choice. There is no cons from my point of view

Job Postings

Goldman Sachs has 1,520 more recently posted open jobs than McKinsey & Company.