McKinsey: The Firm
Who is McKinsey?
McKinsey & Company is one of the world’s premier management consulting firms. Our 21,000 colleagues in 60 countries help leaders make distinctive, lasting, and substantial improvements to the performance of their organizations.
Our consulting teams often operate in tough business environments, under enormous pressure and with crushing schedules. They rely on highly motivated support professionals as thought partners to help them meet their project demands.
We strive for world-shaping client impact
We work with leading organizations across the private, public, and social sectors. Our scale, scope, and knowledge allow us to address problems that no one else can. We have deep functional and industry expertise, as well as breadth of geographical reach. We are passionate about taking on immense challenges that matter to our clients and, often, to the world.
We work with our clients as we do with our colleagues. We build their capabilities and leadership skills at every level and every opportunity. We do this to help build internal support, get to real issues, and reach practical recommendations. We bring out the capabilities of clients to fully participate in the process and lead the ongoing work.
Read examples of some inspiring work some of our people have done for clients, to develop new areas for McKinsey, and help change how McKinsey works:
We develop unparalleled management insights
Working with our clients on their most challenging issues requires deep industry and functional expertise. We invest significant time and effort in developing and renewing a knowledge base that offers unique perspectives and insights to our clients. Knowledge development occurs within our eighteen industry practices, eight functional practices, and the McKinsey Global Institute.
We apply our understanding of market and industry forces to develop long-term macroeconomic perspectives. We convene the most influential thinkers to debate the most pressing issues, and publish our thinking in journals such as the McKinsey Quarterly.
We are committed to social impact
We are committed to making a positive difference to the world. We address societal issues because it’s our responsibility, and because it improves the condition of the societies in which we, our families, friends and clients live and do business.
We use the intellectual, financial, and convening power of our firm to help address some of the world’s most pressing problems. We do this through our work with private, public, and social sector organizations, through our investments in research on topics such as education, and through our extensive pro bono and volunteer work. We draw on our functional and industry expertise to support organizations that are seeking to tackle the toughest societal challenges. Each year, we help leading foundations, nonprofits, and multilateral institutions address issues such as disease, poverty, climate change, and natural disasters.