Life at McKinsey

An unrivaled environment

Collaborative teams where your voice counts. Opportunities to make a meaningful impact. Challenges to stretch your abilities and further your expertise. A diverse and inclusive culture. Freedom to navigate your own path to success.

That’s life at McKinsey and it reflects one of our longstanding values: to create an unrivaled environment for exceptional people.


As a people-first firm, we offer a competitive salary, plus an exceptional benefits package* that includes:

  • Personal health and well-being programs, including medical, dental, mental health support, and vision coverage for you, your spouse/domestic partner, and children
  • Wellbeing initiatives and connectivity events
  • Time away, including paid time off and additional paid time off to volunteer and support charitable causes
  • Family support programs
  • Generous maternity and paternity leaves
  • Life and business travel accident insurance
  • Learning programs (including unlimited access to e-learning courses), coaching/mentorship opportunities, and feedback culture
  • Professional development opportunities for career growth across the firm
  • International, diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment with office- and firm-wide initiatives and communities
  • Flexible working models (depending on the role, function, and individual)
  • Modern office spaces with well-stocked cafeterias/pantries

*Benefits vary by region and depend on your exact location. Temporary or part-time firm members will not be eligible for some of these benefits. The benefit offerings are subject to change and may vary based on role or hiring terms. Additionally, certain benefits and eligibility to receive them may be determined by a third party under the terms of a group benefits plan.

Diversity matters

Diversity and inclusion aren’t departments, efforts, or projects. They’re how we live, what we respect, and a fundamental aspect of our success.

Our global affinity groups support our people, providing a welcoming environment where mentorship and community create a sense of belonging and growth. These networks include McKinsey Black Network, Veterans@McKinsey, Access McKinsey, McKinsey’s Hispanic and Latino Network, Asians at McKinsey, and our LGBTQ+ network, GLAM.

Learning & Development

Adapt fast and achieve more

Learning is continuous at McKinsey. You bring an incredible set of skills, abilities, and interests to our firm. We provide the mentors, the colleagues, and a yearly training investment of more than $200 million to help you achieve more.

We don’t ask you to make your own McKinsey alone. You will have peers and leaders helping you grow and plan the next several years of your career, offering everything from objective guidance and professional development, to informal mentorships and formal feedback reviews.

Here we recognize that your future matters just as much as your day-to-day. So we enable our colleagues to go as far as they want to, from optimized professional development to regular progress reviews.

Meet our people

“Driving results behind the scenes with technology remains my motivation. And being a person of color and a woman in tech, I love that the firm is multicultural and a great environment for women to thrive. There is a place for everyone here.”

Anu, Global Helpdesk Professional, Prague

“I learned of McKinsey through a friend and planned to stay for a year then pursue a career in the airline industry. Nearly 20 years later, I cannot think of leaving because of McKinsey’s culture, people, leaders, and opportunities to learn and grow.”

Reena, Visual Graphics Program Manager, Bengaluru

“One of the things I value the most about McKinsey is the emphasis on diversity and inclusion. GLAM, McKinsey’s LGBTQ+ affinity group, has been an incredible source of personal and professional growth.”

Todd, Manager of Professional Development, Chicago

“I joined McKinsey because of its people, meaningful work, and the opportunity to make an impact. I’m humbled to work alongside some of the brightest people, and am constantly learning and growing professionally and intellectually. It excites me that I can see how my work helps drive impact both internally and externally.”

Jen, Associate General Counsel, New York

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