Overview

Introduction

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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Employer Type

Private

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Size

10,001+ Employees

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Featured Rankings

Vault Consulting 25 EMEA


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Major Departments/Practice Areas

Functional Practice Areas


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Major Office Locations

130+ locations in more than 65 countries


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Employment Contact

Jane Sinclair - Human Resources Manager

Firsthand Findings

McKinsey’s reputation precedes it wherever the firm goes. Within industry, it’s known as the firm most likely to get to an answer that will create value for shareholders. Within consulting, it’s the firm that most challengers aspire to be. And as an employer, it’s one of a handful of shops that can offer access to life in the business fast lane.

In exchange for that, you’ll not only have to be a stellar applicant, but continue to prove yourself every single day, on every assignment: this is a firm where high performance is simply table stakes. If you’re comfortable with that, the rewards on offer are second-to-none; not just monetarily, but in terms of access to training and a network of contacts that is unrivalled. 

About the Company

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...

Employee Reviews


  • “Expertise in the widest variety of topics, the greatest willingness to help colleagues, even when they are at the other side of the globe.”

  • “Great place for growing very quickly - both professionally and personally. Both the analytical problem-solving as well as the people side are very exciting. You will almost always be working on the biggest priorities of companies, with the pressure but also impact that comes with that.

    The saying within McKinsey is 'make your own McKinsey' - and this is true if you want it to be. You define your own boundaries and objectives and plan your journey accordingly. On your journey, everyone is there to support you and challenge you.”

  • “McKinsey is and remains the standard, others can sometimes do what we do at specific aspects, but our network, reach, the number of expertise domains and amount & depth of services offered remains unparalleled.”

  • “The best job one can dream of: you work with the most talented people, for the CEOs of most prestigious companies, on their most critical issues.”

  • “Without proper preparation, it is very easy to be pushed around. However, working here can be a very rewarding experience if you are well prepared in terms of expectations, personal boundaries & needs and industry interest/affiliation. Find your respective niche and like-minded people and this is a great place to work.”

Why Work Here


At McKinsey, you’ll put your skills, experience, and knowledge to work tackling challenges that matter – like digital transformations, new product/service development, diversity & inclusion, sustainability, global public health, supply chain management, leadership development, mental health and more – across industries, functions, sectors and geographies. You’ll be part of some of the best, most diverse, inclusive, and supportive teams, surrounded by colleagues who care about your growth and will help you to succeed. You’ll have the flexibility you need to create a career that evolves with you over time. If you are looking for a way to contribute to positive, lasting change; continually learn new things; and expand your network, consider McKinsey. Regardless of your background or years of experience, there’s a role for you.

Getting Hired Here


  • “I feel like you can thrive with a good mix of technical and personal strengths, without being the ‘best’ or most ‘exotic’ in any of these dimensions.”

  • “Problem solver, nice personality/likeable, easily breaks problems down, intellectually knowledgeable, impresses others by breadth of life experiences.”

  • “They give feedback regardless of result and strive for an excellent experience for all.”

  • “Too many interviews, asking the same question multiple times.”