Founded in 1926, the consulting monolith that is McKinsey didn’t take long to expand into Europe, experiencing rapid growth in the region as early as the 50’s. McKinsey has since become a dominant player in virtually every major market throughout Europe and the Middle East. Wherever you seek an “in” at the most prominent consultancy, you’ll find the world suddenly becomes a more connected and accessible place than you could’ve imagined.
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As firm insiders point out, if any consulting outfit is likely to come out of the pandemic stronger than it went in, it’s McKinsey. It’s not the world’s most prestigious shop for nothing, and all signs point to an uptick in demand for its strategic advice during these unpredictable times.
For consultants, that has translated to some long hours (as ever), but also the opportunity to get even closer to clients as they work on truly reshaping their businesses to meet this moment. And if that isn’t the most compelling reason to be doing consulting for the most sought-after firm on the planet, then the chances are that it’s the industry—not the firm—that isn’t for you.
With all of that in mind, there’s little left to say other than this: McKinsey mak...
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 the 100 largest U.S.-ba...