Junior Research Analyst - Enterprise High Tech, Media and Telecom


  • Bachelor's degree, preferably with a Sciences or Engineering background; Master's degree is a plus
  • 1 year of post-undergraduate work experience; will also consider recent graduates with relevant internship experience
  • Experience in high tech/telecom or related industries is helpful but not required
  • Strong interest in high tech/telecom and related industries, especially trends and key players related to the industry
  • Highly curious and creative team member who has strong inter-personal skills and the ability to have influence and impact in their work
  • Excellent problem-solving, analytical, and quantitative skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Solid understanding of financial, economic, and general business concepts and terminology
  • Ability to accomplish work in a fast-paced and dynamic environment, including rapid problem solving with teams, either in person or on the phone
  • Professional attitude, work standards, and service orientation
  • Demonstrated research experience in an academic or business setting is preferred
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (e.g. Word, Excel and PowerPoint) required; Advanced software knowledge (e.g. Alteryx, Tableau) is a plus

Who You'll Work With

You'll work in our Waltham, MA office and will be a part of our knowledge network, focused mainly on High Tech, Media and Telecom (TMT) topics.

Our global knowledge network, which includes more than 1,800 knowledge professionals, work alongside our consultants and clients to generate distinctive insights and proprietary knowledge. You will work with this group to help develop, codify, sanitize, and manage our global knowledge portal, which includes more than 50,000 documents that form the backbone of our firm's knowledge management.

Enterprise Technology & Telecom is a core area for McKinsey's TMT practice, including priority topics in the areas of IT Services and Telecom Infrastructure.

What You'll Do

You will support McKinsey consultants and clients in the high tech industry by collecting, summarizing, analyzing, and synthesizing information that helps solve specific business problems.

You will leverage your industry experience to be a thought-partner to client teams and clients in order to prioritize research activities which will have the most impact. You'll identify the data, information, and/or analysis that will support problem-solving efforts and you'll conduct timely cost-effective research.

You'll synthesize findings by preparing McKinsey formatted end-products to include written memos, numerical analysis, and/or presentations. You'll have the opportunity to develop industry knowledge and expertise, both general and specific in the high tech sector. You'll also collaborate with our global research team to share and build knowledge, best practices, and relevant new ideas.

You will be able to codify knowledge and help support the continuous improvement of our knowledge operations and infrastructure, innovating firm knowledge and knowledge delivery through special projects (both with client teams and on a stand-alone basis).

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