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McKinsey: The Firm

McKinsey & Company is a global management consulting firm. We are the trusted advisors to the world's leading businesses, goverments, and institutions. 

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.

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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: 

McKinsey work helps put people to work

A performance-transformation program turned a labor agency into one of the country’s best governed, most effective, and most efficient public institutions.more

Mobile-price strategy turns around revenue growth in emerging market

Disciplined pricing and distribution spearhead marketing and market transformation.more

A sports league leverages data and digital marketing

Traffic to sports-league websites improves by up to 200 percent through the use of evaluations, dashboards, and other in-depth traffic and performance analyses of online reach.more

Building a city fo sustainable future

Our Sustainability Practice has done meaninful work to be at the leading edge of the global conversation and to have a significant impact on businesses and planet.more

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 publish our insights and those of external experts to help advance the practice of management and provide leaders with facts for all their business and policy decisions. Read more...

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.

Learn more about the Generation initiative aimed at addressing youth unemployment.more