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Employee Reviews
(Winged ratings measure job satisfaction on scale of 1 to 5)
Anonymous Review Image
"There are a lot of policies that are supportive of women and of work-life balance. If your manager is not being supportive, reach out to someone in HR to ensure you know the polices and can address the situation."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing McKinsey & Company can improve?
"Not much; it's a great place to work"
Position or Department
Manager, Marketing
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$0
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies, Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend McKinsey & Company to other women?
"Yes"

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"They have great medical & dental benefits; especially maternity leave policy. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing McKinsey & Company can improve?
"Improve my compensation"
Recent Salary
$25k-$50k
Recent Bonus
$0
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies, Culture
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"

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"Amazing benefits and good policies, very flexible time-off policies if you're a consultant. But, expect to work extremely hard and struggle with work life balance"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing McKinsey & Company can improve?
"Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit face time)"
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
14 Weeks Paid | 8 Weeks Unpaid
Would you recommend McKinsey & Company to other women?
"Yes"

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"It's a great place to learn new things as well as gain great experience."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing McKinsey & Company can improve?
"Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit face time)"
Position or Department
Human Resources Intern, Human Resources
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend McKinsey & Company to other women?
"Yes"

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Anonymous Review Image
"Great company to work for, good policy for promoting women’s issues"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing McKinsey & Company can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Position or Department
Associate
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$0
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend McKinsey & Company to other women?
"Yes"

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Anonymous Review Image
"It's a unique place that lives by a set of values that align with my own"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
One thing McKinsey & Company can improve?
"Not much; it's a great place to work"
Position or Department
Partner, Operations
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
>$100k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies, Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend McKinsey & Company to other women?
"Yes"

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Anonymous Review Image
"Best in class suite of programs and policies to support women"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing McKinsey & Company can improve?
"Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit face time)"
Position or Department
Manager, Human Resources
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
$0
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies, Culture
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
16 Weeks Paid | 20 Weeks Unpaid
Would you recommend McKinsey & Company to other women?
"Yes"

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"At Partner level more flexibility is afforded so it's worth working hard until achieving this level"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing McKinsey & Company can improve?
"Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit face time)"
Position or Department
Associate Partner
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Culture
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend McKinsey & Company to other women?
"Yes"

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"Great benefits, but up or out culture would make raising a family and feeling successful on the job difficult"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing McKinsey & Company can improve?
"Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit face time)"
Position or Department
Digital Expert, Operations
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
$20k-$50k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies, Culture
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend McKinsey & Company to other women?
"Yes"

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"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'."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
One thing McKinsey & Company can improve?
"Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit face time)"
Position or Department
Strategy & Business Development
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
19 Weeks Paid | 15 Weeks 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."
Would you recommend McKinsey & Company to other women?
"Maybe"

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Anonymous Review Image
"Work-life balance not sustainable; flexibility options are constrained. Many examples of unconcious bias."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
One thing McKinsey & Company can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Position or Department
Manager
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
$20k-$50k
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend McKinsey & Company to other women?
"No"

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Anonymous Review Image
"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."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
2.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"N/A"
One thing McKinsey & Company can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Position or Department
Engagement Manager
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
$50k-$100k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend McKinsey & Company to other women?
"Maybe"

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"It is possible to make your own Mckinsey. Speak up and ask. You will be surprised at how flexible the firm can be. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
One thing McKinsey & Company can improve?
"Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit face time)"
Position or Department
Professional Development
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
$0
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies, Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
16 Weeks Paid | 8 Weeks Unpaid
Would you recommend McKinsey & Company to other women?
"Yes"

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"There is lots of flexibility within the job, take advantage of it"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
One thing McKinsey & Company can improve?
"Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit face time)"
Position or Department
Partner
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
>$100k
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
14 Weeks Paid | 10 Weeks Unpaid
Would you recommend McKinsey & Company to other women?
"Yes"

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Anonymous Review Image
"don't be afraid to ask for help and set boundaries"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
One thing McKinsey & Company can improve?
"Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit face time)"
Position or Department
Associate
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend McKinsey & Company to other women?
"Yes"

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Anonymous Review Image
"They encourage women to move up in the company"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
One thing McKinsey & Company can improve?
"Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit face time)"
Recent Salary
$25k-$50k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend McKinsey & Company to other women?
"Yes"

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Anonymous Review Image
"Good!"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Recent Salary
$0-$25k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend McKinsey & Company to other women?
"Yes"

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"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."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend McKinsey & Company to other women?
"Maybe"

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"hey are working hard to find opportunities for women, however, it is tough to go back into the typical consultant role after having a baby. They are still trying to figure out what models will work."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Position or Department
Consultant
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$20k-$50k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
12 Weeks Paid | 12 Weeks Unpaid
Would you recommend McKinsey & Company to other women?
"Yes"

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"The Women's initiative is such a great program and there are many opportunities for women to excel in parts of the Firm."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend McKinsey & Company to other women?
"Yes"

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Anonymous Review Image
"Set your own boundaries and live by it, regardless of what other people do."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
12 Weeks Paid | 0 Weeks Unpaid
Would you recommend McKinsey & Company to other women?
"Maybe"

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Anonymous Review Image
"I like working at McKinsey. Within the practice area I work, there are actually a lot of other women as well. I think the firm also focuses a lot of time and energy on trying to make things equitable between men and women. The bigger question in my mind is whether the hours and travel will be sustainable longer term as I think about having a family and wanting to spend more time at home."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Position or Department
Associate Principal
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
>$100k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend McKinsey & Company to other women?
"Yes"

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"There is a lot of flexibility to 'make your own McKinsey' -- and a real effort on the part of the firm to make the place more sustainable for dual-income parents. Women's attrition rates are still relatively high, but it is not for lack of trying on the part of firm leadership."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
18 Weeks Paid | 4 Weeks Unpaid
Would you recommend McKinsey & Company to other women?
"Maybe"

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Anonymous Review Image
"Great place that is focusing a lot of efforts around women."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Position or Department
Executive Recruiter
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
12 Weeks Paid | 0 Weeks Unpaid
Would you recommend McKinsey & Company to other women?
"Yes"

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"It's a hostile environment where women are given far fewer opportunities and much less mentoring. Basic HR rules are completely ignored. I have been told this is because they do not fear lawsuits."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
2.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Position or Department
Css
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$20k-$50k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
12 Weeks Paid | 0 Weeks Unpaid
Would you recommend McKinsey & Company to other women?
"No"

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"Some great male partners that fully support women, but there are some that have a bias."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Position or Department
Business Analyst
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$20k-$50k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend McKinsey & Company to other women?
"Yes"

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Anonymous Review Image
"Great place to launch career but work life balance not so great."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
2.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Position or Department
Sr Associate, Consulting
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
$20k-$50k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
12 Weeks Paid | 12 Weeks Unpaid
Would you recommend McKinsey & Company to other women?
"Maybe"

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"Despite this being an environment with more men than women, I have never felt at a disadvantage or discriminated against. I truly believe McKinsey is working very hard to grow the percentage of women."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend McKinsey & Company to other women?
"Yes"

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"I've worked here for 4 years across 2 offices and multiple sectors/industries. I believe that McKinsey is truly committed to creating an environment where everyone can succeed and thrive, including women. There are numerous programs that have been designed with flexibility in mind (these are open to both men and women) and the number of these programs has grown substantially since I joined the company. While consulting remains male dominated, there are certainly female role models and many male roles models and sponsors as well. One of my favorite "women friendly" things about McKinsey is our evaluation system, which I think takes a significant amount of bias out of reviews."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
$50k-$100k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend McKinsey & Company to other women?
"Yes"

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"It is an incredibly supportive environment for women, with lots of flexibility options. My male colleagues are respectful and supportive and treat me as a true peer."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Position or Department
Consulting
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
>$100k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend McKinsey & Company to other women?
"Yes"

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"Take the time to get to know people - the people at this firm are amazing, and personal relationships make the job much more rewarding"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Position or Department
Senior Recruiter, Client Service Staff Recruiting
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
14 Weeks Paid | 7 Weeks Unpaid
Would you recommend McKinsey & Company to other women?
"Yes"

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Anonymous Review Image
"Women are definitely second class citizens."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
1.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Recent Salary
$25k-$50k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend McKinsey & Company to other women?
"No"

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"I think McKinsey does everything possible to foster a positive working environment for women. In addition to several initiatives that I've been involved in, I've also been really happy to see men participate in the dialogue in really meaningful ways, particularly the leadership serving as a good example. The focus on mentorship has been really important to me, and I've been lucky to have several female mentors who have made opportunities for me."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Position or Department
Recruiter, Administration
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend McKinsey & Company to other women?
"Yes"

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"I've had an extremely positive experience working here. There are incredibly inspiring female leaders who make themselves available to advise / mentor female colleagues, and I've never felt that being a woman has had a negative influence on the work I'm allowed to do or the reviews or support I've received. In my experience, this job has been empowering and has really built my confidence."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$20k-$50k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend McKinsey & Company to other women?
"Yes"

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"In my 2 year here, I've found McKinsey to be truly entrepreneurial - you can take ownership over your own career path and drive it where you see fit. McKinsey is a place that will push you beyond your comfort zone, place you around some of the smartest people on the globe and where you'll find people who really care about you and your development."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$20k-$50k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend McKinsey & Company to other women?
"Yes"

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Anonymous Review Image
"nothing"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend McKinsey & Company to other women?
"Yes"

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"Mini me syndrome exists - find great directors and adopt their field. Don't follow your passion and end up with one of the head cases"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Position or Department
Em, London
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$20k-$50k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend McKinsey & Company to other women?
"Maybe"

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"Great mentorship"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
2.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend McKinsey & Company to other women?
"Maybe"

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"Understand that things are not quite the fairytale they tell you about when you arrive. This is a "buttoned up" boys club at it's core. Your personality is less of an asset than you'd hope."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend McKinsey & Company to other women?
"Yes"

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Anonymous Review Image
"Build sponsors, not just mentors."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
$20k-$50k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend McKinsey & Company to other women?
"Yes"

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"I think the key is to build helpful mentoring and sponsor relationships as early as possible. In addition I think you need to always be careful about framing things in the positive, otherwise you can be seen as a complainer."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Position or Department
Engagement Manager
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
$20k-$50k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend McKinsey & Company to other women?
"Maybe"

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"I worked at McKinsey for about 7 years. It was a great experience, but I didn't know how political it would get as you get more senior in the Department. McKinsey is a Partnership and this is an important fact to remember - it's not just about your own performance but also which Partner is in charge and who is in their support network - as the lead Partners move around so do political allegiances, especially in the support staff departments. You might well be doing a great job but if there is no-one to bat for your team, you won't last long. Maternity leave was for the most part uneventful - they will leave you alone while you're on maternity leave but most McKinsey women prefer to keep in touch with the office and it is easy to do so most of the time."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
1.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Position or Department
Manager, HR
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
12 Weeks Paid | 0 Weeks Unpaid
Would you recommend McKinsey & Company to other women?
"No"

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"Na"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$20k-$50k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend McKinsey & Company to other women?
"Yes"

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"Advocate for yourself. Ask for step up opportunities. You are awesome and you deserve the job you have - don't doubt yourself for one minute - you were chosen from a pile of amazing candidates. Our recruiting processes don't allow for mistakes - you earned this!"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
$20k-$50k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend McKinsey & Company to other women?
"Maybe"

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"I've worked there for multiple years and have gone through multiple life stages and it has been a wonderful, supportive place through everything."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Position or Department
Manager
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
12 Weeks Paid | 8 Weeks Unpaid
Would you recommend McKinsey & Company to other women?
"Maybe"

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"Flexible roles are less common."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
10 Weeks Paid | 8 Weeks Unpaid
Would you recommend McKinsey & Company to other women?
"Yes"

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