Careers in Portugal

Life as a Consultant

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Why McKinsey Portugal

By joining McKinsey Portugal, you’ll find a positive environment in which to build lasting friendships, pursue a full life, and explore what’s right for you. You’ll work together with amazing people on vital challenges that make a difference.

Individual growth and committed mentoring are the foundation of our culture. You will be constantly learning, have new assignments that build on your current strengths, and help you develop new skills.

Professional development

In McKinsey Portugal, we invest a considerable effort in training our consultants and strengthening their skills to help them reach their full potential. All of our new consultants start with an introductory training course.

During their careers, consultants will have the opportunity to participate in local training (i.e., communication, presentation skills) as well as industry- and function-specific training programs. At critical junctures, they will be invited to international training programs relevant to their role and responsibilities at the time, which are held annually and last one to two weeks. These are not only great learning opportunities but also a chance to meet colleagues from offices all over the world.

We also have groups to promote personal networking, mentoring, and professional development. Our women’s network is very active in Portugal with regular gatherings, events and coaching initiatives at local and international levels.

Flexibility and fun

While we all face the challenge of balancing our personal and professional priorities, at McKinsey Portugal, we support career flexibility. For example, some of our working mothers have a part-time schedule. Also, any consultant in special circumstances, such as having to take care of a family member, can work part-time. In addition, you can take a leave of absence for personal reasons. This unpaid leave normally lasts from 1 to 12 months and you can easily re-integrate into the firm upon your return.

And let’s not forget the fun! The Lisbon office is a great place to work and connect with exceptional people at a broad set of events ranging from Saturday morning soccer matches to group participation in marathons and family walks organized by our running club (MiRC). We also host parties throughout the year—we never miss a chance to celebrate—as well as other events organized by our Social Committee. Another highlight is the office retreat we hold every couple of years.

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