Operating in Asia-Pacific for more than half a century, McKinsey is a well-established and impactful player in some of the world’s largest economies. With thousands upon thousands of projects and successful client engagements in the regions—and counting—there’s no shortage of opportunities for advancement, excitement, and diverse experiences for jobseekers with a strong interest in Asian markets.
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McKinsey’s reputation precedes it wherever the firm operates—it’s the one truly well-known global brand in the strategy consulting space, with no introduction needed for potential clients or consultants. As such, it’s a place where consultants can expect top-tier training, projects, travel arrangements and, of course, compensation. In exchange, you’ll have to live the consulting lifestyle in an environment where those bold-face name clients will expect superior results and service.
About that lifestyle: in the selected comments from our survey, there are gripes about the ability to balance work and life, especially at times when deliverables are due. And there are also a handful of comments about the amount of travel involved—something that will likely be ramping...
McKinsey & Company is a privately-owned management consulting firm. Roundly considered the most prestigious company of its kind, it has achieved a near-universal level of renown, despite a decades-long commitment to confidentiality that shrouds details of McKinsey’s work-and its client list-in secrecy. In its practice areas, it addresses strategic, organizational, operational and technological issues, always with a focus of doing what is right for the client's business, not what is best for McKinsey's bottom line.
The range of those specialties encompasses everything from commodities and natural resources to media, entertainment and high tech. While it doesn't share the names of its clients, the firm does claim to serve roughly 90 of the top-100 corporations worldwide and more than 80 of...