McKinsey & Company Consultant Reviews

Updated Jul 24, 2020

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McKinsey & Company Chairman Kevin Sneader
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24 Ratings
  1. Helpful (2)

    "Intense, great learning experience"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management Consultant Associate in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Exposure Accelerated learning Confidence booster - there's nothing you can't accomplish! Fantastic career booster - some senior executive jobs require MBB experience

    Cons

    Lifestyle Professional services environment - not made for everybody Travel may be hard if you have a family Need great physical resilience - you will be tired

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  2. Helpful (5)

    "Come for the learning, leave while you have a soul"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Consultant 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great learning experience for Business Analysts, Associates and Engagement Managers. You'll build skills faster than you can anywhere else. Great colleagues and usually an enjoyable day-to-day atmosphere

    Cons

    Don't believe the recruiting pitch. You won't be saving the world. Chances are you will be helping some bank gouge their customers a little more, or building some IT plan that the client won't ever implement. The partnership (i.e., the people who run the company) is becoming increasingly greedy/self-interested. Extremely conservative culture -- unless you're doing something a bunch of people are already doing, you'll get chewed up and spit out


  3. "Good experience"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Toronto, ON
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The best company to start your career

    Cons

    Sone time long working hours

  4. "Training ground; wouldn't do it for life"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Management Consultant Associate in Toronto, ON
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company for more than a year

    Pros

    - You will become better; great on the job training - strong network - excellent exit opportunities

    Cons

    - Can be a tough environment; not unusual to see someone crunching late on a Friday night - Structure can lead to

  5. Helpful (1)

    "Interesting work, great compensation"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Management Consultant in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company

    Pros

    Very smart people, interesting work, great compensation, learn a lot of things fast

    Cons

    Non-existent work-life balance, on planes and hotels 80% of your time.

  6. "Great company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management Consultant in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best reputation Top notch knowledge Cream of the crop colleagues

    Cons

    Hours and engagement selection process

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  7. "Great place to work"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Management Consultant 

    I worked at McKinsey & Company full-time

    Pros

    Great training resources and support structure

    Cons

    Very long hours of work and 80-100% travel

  8. "Great Job"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Consultant in Boston, NY

    I worked at McKinsey & Company part-time

    Pros

    Great environment and decent benefits

    Cons

    Long hours and strenuous work life

  9. Helpful (1)

    "Walk the walk"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant 
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time

    Pros

    - good benefits - okay pay - important work

    Cons

    - hierarchy - tolerance for bullies and disrespect - making money wins out every time

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  10. "good pay and experience but at a time cost"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - McKinsey Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good healthcare, good salary, job stability

    Cons

    lots of work, long hours

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