Whether generalist or specialist, consultants joining McKinsey’s Japan office are provided with opportunities to shape their careers through various entry positions.
McKinsey hires a diverse range of talent. Generalist and specialist consultants alike support our clients’ top management teams to address their core issues. By forming teams combined of generalist and specialist consultants, we increase opportunities to provide long-term support to clients in transforming their businesses.
Upon joining the firm, generalist consultants are assigned to a variety of industry and functional projects as they work their way to the project manager level, after which they are expected to build on their experience and refine their expertise in specific industry or functional areas. While specialist consultants also follow the development path of the generalist consultant, they focus on a specific field (e.g., business technology, operations, marketing) when they join the firm, and proceed to build a career in that sector.
As McKinsey consultants, both the generalist and specialist roles are essential for delivering the greatest added value to our clients.