1. "Supportive environment"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Associate 

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time

    Pros

    Very supportive to growth and skills

    Cons

    Sometimes heavy work load under pressure

  1. "Consulting"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Associate in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time

    Pros

    Great growth opportunity and upward trajectory; independence

    Cons

    Work life balance is difficult to manage, particularly at lower tenures

  2. Helpful (229)

    "Grateful to have been there, just as grateful to have left"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engagement Manager (Previously Associate) in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at McKinsey & Company full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    + People - both colleagues and most clients + Learning opps - both in terms of the consulting toolkit but also for the opportunity to get exposed to different industries, functions and geographies + Option value - great launching pad for career switching (pre-McK, I was in oil and gas in Houston, post-McK I'm in edtech in the Bay Area) + Alumni network - incredibly well-placed and people are actually super-responsive to asks for help + Brand recognition - helps in the jobs marketplace + Travel opps - if this is important to you

    Cons

    + Lifestyle - enough said + Success/failure at the Firm is highly dependent on luck -- a lot really depends on the luck of the draw with respect to staffing. You want to be staffed on the right project with the right team at the right time. The Firm does its best to give you a fair shot, but a fair number of people fall through the cracks. + Nature of consulting -- eventually you might get tired of providing advice and want to actually build stuff. + People are uber-rational -- in MBTI parlance, almost everyone is an ''NT". It creates a very logical / rational culture - you need to make sure you can fit into the culture.

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