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Updated 26 Jan 2020

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4.5
91%
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McKinsey & Company Chairman Kevin Sneader
Kevin Sneader
570 Ratings
Pros
  • "Interesting and challenging work, great people(in 219 reviews)

  • "Working with incredibly smart people who are always pushing you to get to a better answer(in 219 reviews)

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  1. "Fantastic people and interesting work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at McKinsey & Company full-time

    Pros

    Work with some of the most interesting and ambitious people around. Interesting problems with (predominantly) interesting clients.

    Cons

    Long hours are a given, and they increase in direct proportion to your tenure.

    McKinsey & Company2019-07-25
  2. "Positive"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time

    Pros

    Great positive experience on many dimensions

    Cons

    Nothing negative to say about experience

    McKinsey & Company2019-04-25
  3. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at McKinsey & Company full-time

    Pros

    Best place to start the career, Good experience!

    Cons

    Not get to meet the consultants in person

    McKinsey & Company2019-02-15
  4. "Solid"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time

    Pros

    Solid exposure and work experience

    Cons

    Terrible lifestyle and travel every week

    McKinsey & Company2018-12-25
  5. Helpful (4)

    "Not sustainable"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at McKinsey & Company full-time

    Pros

    Great experience workig with bright people on fascinating engagements. We had good choice over engagements to work on and unparalleled learning opportunities

    Cons

    McKinsey is survival of the fitest. Those who progress are not always the best or most inspirational but those who are willing to consistently work 80 hours a week at the sacrifice of family time. Office barometers are based off an average week of 65 hours (in reality 75 for most junior folk) where anything less is celebrated. This is not a healthy norm and this is the price (along with travel) that you pay for the experience

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    Advice to Management

    Make work life balance sustainable to keep the best. Replace leaderahip (Director level) of the CSTs that are known for bad work life balance to demonstrate commitment to this

    McKinsey & Company2016-09-08
  6. "Associate"

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    Management Consultant Associate in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company

    Pros

    Great corporate culture and supportive environment to learn. Tons of network expertise, fantastic long-term career opportunities

    Cons

    Long hours - tough on lifestyle

    McKinsey & Company2015-08-11
  7. "Best professional services firm on the planet"

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    Current Employee - Associate Partner 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    This is a fantastic place to work

    Cons

    Can be difficult to sustain long hours, and requires clear thinking and choices

    McKinsey & Company2020-01-26
  8. "Inspiring and energetic place, smart colleagues"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time

    Pros

    Unparalleled exposure, great focus on development, inspiring leaders

    Cons

    Nothing specific that I can think of

    McKinsey & Company2020-01-25
  9. "Amazing growth + compensation"

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    Current Employee - Engagement Manager in Dubai
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work environment, plenty of growth opportunities, surrounded by talented individuals and a caring support staff that enables your success

    Cons

    Impact of work and work life balance varies from project to project

    McKinsey & Company2020-01-23
  10. "Great school"

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    Former Employee - Partner in Milan
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at McKinsey & Company full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Best management school, stretches everyone to do their best

    Cons

    Lots of travel at senior level

    McKinsey & Company2020-01-23
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