McKinsey & Company Reviews

Updated Aug 9, 2020

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McKinsey & Company Chairman Kevin Sneader
Kevin Sneader
705 Ratings
  1. "Fortunate to work here"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time

    Pros

    Indescribable culture Unparalleled support Workplace full of professional and intelligent colleagues Opportunities for growth Fair compensation Amazing history Mentorship opportunities Challenging and engaging work

    Cons

    Big hours Benefits could be better (really being picky here)

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  2. "Poor leadership, nepotism"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at McKinsey & Company full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Strong support of education and training

    Cons

    lack of efficiencies and effectiveness, lack of professionalism, nepotism, Peter principle,

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  3. "Most motivating challenges - Most interesting colleagues - Best culture"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Associate Partner in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Develop your leadership skills at a pace which surpasses what you can achieve anywhere else - Join a team committed to your success with the best culture - Work with the most amazing colleagues

    Cons

    - Limited financial upside vs founding a business yourself or investing

  4. "Amazing, supportive place to work"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Associate Partner in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Incredible opportunities to work with the brightest people on the toughest, most interesting problems, in a collaborative and supportive environment focused on development

    Cons

    The job is challenging and is not 9-5. Hours are manageable but long at times

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  5. "Awesome!"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Human Resources Generalist 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at McKinsey & Company full-time

    Pros

    Great place to gain exposure to HR and build up a great network

    Cons

    Work life balance is hard

  6. "OK"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Executive Assistant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    paid OT, great vacation pay, annual bonus guaranteed

    Cons

    No career development opportunities for admin staff

  7. "Great place to work"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Director, Client Development in Toronto, ON
    Recommends

    I worked at McKinsey & Company full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great colleagues, all striving to make an impact

    Cons

    Many different directions and priorities

  8. "Great opportunity to have a far-reaching, tangible, positive impact"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Engagement in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - great depth and breadth of experiences available across industries, geographies, and functions - opportunity to learn from global leaders in each of those areas - work with highly talented and motivated individuals

    Cons

    - requires travel (although we are increasingly getting better at this) - Will sometimes require long hours

  9. "Come here to grow!"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Partner in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Investment in each people development through hands-on work, coaching/mentoring and trainings - Ability to have material impact on organization or society through access to top decision makers - great salary and benefit packages (e.g., 8 weeks paternity leave and 6 months maternity leave) - One Firm model that enable true international short/long term mobility and access to experts globally

    Cons

    - Fast pace environment that will push you to your limits so you can grow faster - Can require some long hours, but they are offset through generous PTO and exceptional opportunities to grow

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  10. "Best place I could imagine to work. Has truly changed my life and my world."

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Partner in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    We help to change the world for the better, through our work in the private, public and social sectors. Super-charges any career. Start as a high potential; live to your potential.

    Cons

    Too many opportunities and choices. Tough to decide where to say no, where to lean-in...

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