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McKinsey & Company

http://www.mckinsey.com/
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anon3545

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January 1970

Great benefits, but up or out culture would make raising a family and feeling successful on the job difficult

Job Satisfaction Level

4.0
4.0
  • Recent Salary (USD)

    >$150k

  • Recent Bonus (USD)

    $20k-$50k

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Yes

  • Family Friendly Aspects

    Culture, Policies

  • Flexibility of the employer

    1 2 3 4 5

  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit face time)

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January 1970

Tough employer with the best intentions. It is a people driven business so you need to work with inspirational partners that will support you. You can 'make your own McKinsey' and have children and a great career, but you will need to be very organised and strict with your time, it won't just 'happen'.

Job Satisfaction Level

3.0
3.0
  • Recent Salary (USD)

    $100k-$150k

  • Recent Bonus (USD)

    $10k-$20k

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    19 paid / 15 unpaid

    10 weeks full pay, 9 weeks 60%, the rest statutory pay. For women who have been with Firm for more than 5 years, 19 weeks of full pay.

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Not for Promotion

  • Recommend to Women?

    The company (particularly the London office!) is trying very hard to keep women and be flexible on part time work and maternity leaves. However, the nature of the consultancy job (very long hours, travel, high pressure) is fundamentally incompatible with having a family. Also, men still seem to progress to partner with much higher success rate than women.

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit face time)

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January 1970

Work-life balance not sustainable; flexibility options are constrained. Many examples of unconcious bias.

Job Satisfaction Level

3.0
3.0
  • Recent Salary (USD)

    >$150k

  • Recent Bonus (USD)

    $20k-$50k

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Not for Promotion, Evaluation and Reviews

  • Family Friendly Aspects

    Policies

  • Recommend to Women?

    No

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Promote more women into leadership positions

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January 1970

Find female metors early (there aren't a lot to go around, but try hard), and listen to what people tell you about the senior partners - find the ones who have a reputation for supporting women.

Job Satisfaction Level

2.0
2.0
  • Recent Salary (USD)

    >$150k

  • Recent Bonus (USD)

    $50k-$75k

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Not for Pay, Promotion, Evaluation and Reviews

  • Recommend to Women?

    If you plan to only spend a couple of years, it is a good launching pad. But once you get past the Engagement Manager role, your advancement (and comp) depend on partners saying they are "supporters". This is when most women have to leave, as the (mostly male) partners will not support women and create opportunities for them. I have had senior partners lament to me that they just can't get other partners to support women, bring them on to clients, etc.

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Promote more women into leadership positions

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January 1970

It is possible to make your own Mckinsey. Speak up and ask. You will be surprised at how flexible the firm can be.

Job Satisfaction Level

5.0
5.0
  • Recent Salary (USD)

    >$150k

  • Recent Bonus (USD)

    Not eligible for bonus

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    16 paid / 8 unpaid

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Yes

  • Family Friendly Aspects

    Hours, Culture, Policies

  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit face time)

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January 1970

There is lots of flexibility within the job, take advantage of it

Job Satisfaction Level

5.0
5.0
  • Recent Salary (USD)

    >$150k

  • Recent Bonus (USD)

    >$100k

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    14 paid / 10 unpaid

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Yes

  • Family Friendly Aspects

    Hours, Policies

  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit facetime)

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January 1970

don't be afraid to ask for help and set boundaries

Job Satisfaction Level

4.0
4.0
  • Recent Salary (USD)

    $100k-$150k

  • Recent Bonus (USD)

    $10k-$20k

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Yes

  • Family Friendly Aspects

    Policies

  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit facetime)

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January 1970

They encourage women to move up in the company

Job Satisfaction Level

4.0
4.0
  • Recent Salary (USD)

    $25k-$50k

  • Recent Bonus (USD)

    $0-$10k

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Yes

  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit facetime)

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Lady anon990

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January 1970

Good!

Job Satisfaction Level

4.0
4.0
  • Recent Salary (USD)

    $0-$25k

  • Recent Bonus (USD)

    $0-$10k

  • Typical Hours (per day)

    8 hours

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Yes

  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

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Lady Donuts

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January 1970

McKinsey is making a good effort to get and keep more female employees, so I thought there were a lot of opportunities to have mentors, join office groups, etc. There is a high premium placed on being a frequent contributor during meetings, which is challenging when that's not your style.

Job Satisfaction Level

3.0
3.0
  • Recent Salary (USD)

    $100k-$150k

  • Recent Bonus (USD)

    $10k-$20k

  • Typical Hours (per day)

    More than 12 hours

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Yes

  • Recommend to Women?

    You have to be very good at setting boundaries to keep work from taking over your life.

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

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