We look for exceptional people from a wide variety of fields and professions, whether you are in finance, government, engineering, law, the military, medicine, or industry. (We’ve even hired a monk.)
Some experienced professionals come here to build on their specialized skills, knowing that the experience they get will open new doors for them. Others come to the firm looking for broader opportunities, a fresh challenge, or the chance to make a greater impact, quickly.
For example, Eric, a former doctor, came to McKinsey and drew on his clinical experience to help a European national health system look at how it allocated resources.
We have the size, scale, and culture to help you deepen your skills–and your impact.
Why experienced professionals come to McKinsey
“After working in consumer goods for a Belgian company for eight or nine years, I wanted to do something different.…There is a big difference between working at McKinsey and working in industry. Industry is all about products, production lines, and factories–everything is tangible. Consulting is all about people. McKinsey has made me feel like I am one of its unique assets, and that is quite an experience.”
Stijn, Associate principal
“I spent 12 years in the automotive industry. I knew that McKinsey was a hierarchy-free organization, and I was slightly apprehensive about what that could mean for me. The fact that everyone can speak up means that everyone has a voice, but it also means that your ideas need to be thoroughly formed. You have to be ready to be tested, because you're going to be asked the difficult questions.”
Roles for experienced professionals
Experienced professionals join McKinsey in a wide range of roles. People with bachelor’s degrees and a few years experience might join as business analysts, associates, or specialists.
Those with deep experience – through extensive work experience – might join as associates, specialists, experts, or in more senior consulting roles.
In all cases, experienced professionals are full-fledged members of client teams in problem solving, knowledge building, coaching, and in providing leadership.