Careers in Colombia

Life as a Consultant

Careers in Colombia

Life as a Consultant

McKinsey offers tremendous opportunities for personal growth and fulfillment—our consultants get the chance to work on a wide range of different projects all over the world.

The way we work

McKinsey engagements vary in duration and typically last one to six months, so each new project is another opportunity to address real challenges with our clients, collaborate with colleagues, and learn new skills. The variety of projects and the breadth of opportunities mean that our consultants often take varied paths in their careers at McKinsey—and beyond. Each year, the firm is involved in thousands of projects in 60 or more countries. Our consultants usually focus on a specific function or industry that matches their experience and interests them.

You can read more about career pathways on our global site.

See the world

McKinsey has more than 100 offices worldwide. Through client work, training programs abroad, and office exchanges and transfers, our consultants have plenty of opportunities to explore the region and see the world. In the past year, consultants from our Colombia offices worked in 13 countries on four continents.

How project assignments work

The engagements consultants work on depend on their interests, development needs, and project availability. On an engagement, the first thing we do is bring together the people with the best skills and experience to help solve the client’s problem. Our global intranet shows new engagements, and our staffing coordinator helps consultants find projects that best fit their needs and interests.

Make a mark

We are committed to helping consultants make a mark wherever they work, with both clients and colleagues. Our intranet provides tools distilled from work colleagues have done in similar areas and access to an extensive team of experts in all key sectors and functions.

Embracing diversity

McKinsey is a highly diverse organization. In Colombia, 45 percent of our professional staff are women: we are proud to be at the forefront of the drive for gender equality in business. Our consultants in Colombia come from around ten nationalities and have an incredible range of knowledge, backgrounds, and life experiences. We support flexible working arrangements, and some consultants work on part-time programs, which provide space for family or pro bono commitments.

You can learn more about diversity and inclusion on our global site.

Work-life journey

Our Take Time program allows consultants to take time off between engagements to pursue personal interests and passions, including travel and further study. For example, four colleagues travelled together to India, and another group are using Take Time to support Colombia in the football world cup in Russia.

You can learn more about how meaningful our Take Time program is to our people by watching and reading their personal stories on our global site.

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