We work in many industries, from banking, energy, and consumer products to the public and social sectors. Our expertise varies too, from strategy and operations to organization and business technology to marketing and sales. To support our work, we draw on help from a variety of professional knowledge experts connected with our different functional and industry practices. Projects typically last 2 to 4 months, so each new project is another opportunity to meet new people, extend your network, and build lasting relationships.
The rapid turnover of projects and the breadth of opportunities mean that our consultants often take varied paths through their careers at McKinsey–and beyond. Each year, McKinsey is involved in thousands of projects in more than 60 countries. Based on their experiences, over time, our consultants usually begin to focus on a specific function (topic) or industry that interests them.