You can expect to devote as much time to your work at McKinsey as you would at a law firm, and you'll find that the investment yields significant rewards.
Your performance will be measured by impact, not billable hours, and you'll have nearly limitless opportunities to explore areas that interest you, build your network and take on greater responsibility. We encourage consultants to build their expertise and develop new areas of engagement with clients, whether that means specializing in a field or ranging across a wide variety of fields, such as private equity, media, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, investment banking, and asset management. To help you along the way, there are annual one- to two-week off-site training programs in the first few years to help you prepare for new roles and responsibilities as you advance through the firm.
You will be shaping solutions for our clients' toughest problems as soon as you start. And working as a member of a team, you will have abundant opportunities to learn from your colleagues and develop a network of trusted advisers and friends. Because the way we work together is not hierarchical, discussions in the team room are open, lively, and interesting - and move us closer to reaching the best possible solutions for clients. In short, at McKinsey, you never stop growing, and you will never be bored.
And because we want our consultants to have the flexibility to do their best work, teams shape their work style around their preferences. Each consultant find his or her own work/life balance.