McKinsey & Company Employee Reviews about "smart people"

Updated Jun 15, 2020

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McKinsey & Company Chairman Kevin Sneader
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  • "Smart people and lots of learning opportunities(in 231 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (7)

    "Best career launch pad ever"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Well recognized brand. Everybody knows McKinsey. - You work with very smart people every day (very gratifying) - You learn in 3 monts what people learn in 3-4 years in each company

    Cons

    - Quantity of work is still important - many hours wasted doing appendix slides could be applied to better understanding the ones that matter - Pace is fast, so there is no time to enjoy, nor a second chance.

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  2. "Great"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Implementation Specialist 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time

    Pros

    Smart people. Opportunity. Good salary

    Cons

    Must drink the coolaid. Cult

  3. "Great place to learn"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Amazing growth and learning opportunities with smart people

    Cons

    No / little operational experience

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  4. Helpful (1)

    "Interesting work, great compensation"

    4.0
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    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.

  5. "A great classroom to learn"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Engagement Manager in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Learn from very smart people. It is a fantastic calling card on your resume.

    Cons

    Lifestyle can be tough. Tough to get into of course.

  6. "great program!"

    5.0
    Former Intern - FDLA in Norwalk, CT

    I worked at McKinsey & Company

    Pros

    It is a great company to learn from with smart people

    Cons

    It is not well situation in Norwalk, CT

  7. "Challenging"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Engagement Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time

    Pros

    Smart people making the teams. Challenging Broad Global Excellent People

    Cons

    Work hard Long hours Competitive Behaviour between colleagues unfortunately

  8. "Why are you so smart?"

    4.0
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    Former Intern - Part-time Assistant in Taipei

    I worked at McKinsey & Company for less than a year

    Pros

    Smart people with dedicated working culture

    Cons

    People are quite snobbish and unsmpathetic

  9. "Great place to work"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Associate in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart people and lots of learning opportunities

    Cons

    Work life balance can be tough to manage

  10. "Great company"

    4.0
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    Former Intern - Intern - Monthly in Moscow
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at McKinsey & Company for more than a year

    Pros

    Smart people, great salary and benefits

    Cons

    Overcompetitative nature, some colleagues are too arrogant

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