McKinsey is no place for complacency. The firm prides itself on pushing its employees to grow and develop as professionals, and actively facilitates this process by gradually stepping up Business Analysts’ roles to fit their interests—and to continually push them outside of their comfort zone. The company provides in-house training for BAs, like Sam, to learn to adapt to new roles, and—as their tenure lengthens—their responsibilities and opportunities expand with their skill sets.
What Sam Does
Sam is an early riser and typially starts her workday at 7:30 AM. Her duties range from interviewing clients to building projection models to consolidating and then communicating the team’s recommendations. Helping clients is a team effort at McKinsey, and Sam is constantly collaborating with her McKinsey team to brainstorm in problem-solving sessions and find innovative solutions to client challenges.
“Consulting is a very different experience than sitting in your own cubicle and having meetings every once in a while.”
“One of the most valuable things at McKinsey is that you have the option to choose your own adventure.”
“What I love about McKinsey is the mentorship and learning it focuses on throughout your tenure. People really care about your development, as opposed to running strictly as a business, so it feels more like a family.”