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Madam consultalot
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January 1970

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.

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3.0
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12 hours
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Lady anon139 Engagement Manager, Css
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January 1970

Build sponsors, not just mentors.

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Lady aquafina Business Analyst
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January 1970

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.

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4.0
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Lady anon166 Manager, Consulting
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January 1970

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!

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Lady anon138 Associate
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January 1970

Na

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4.0
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Lady mcbungat
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January 1970

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.

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1.0
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8 hours
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Lady Bee11 Specialist
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January 1970

Flexible roles are less common.

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4.0
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Lady Bliss
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January 1970

I've worked there for multiple years and have gone through multiple life stages and it has been a wonderful, supportive place through everything.

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4.0
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11 hours
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Free, anonymous reviews of McKinsey & Company by female employees, including pay, hours, maternity leave, flextime, and company culture

3.7 stars, based on 38 reviews Company Website Madam consultalot Lady anon139 Lady aquafina Lady anon166 Lady anon138 Lady mcbungat Lady Bee11 Lady Bliss