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McKinsey & Company Inc. Switzerland

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Life as a consultant

Office culture
The Swiss office is a close-knit community with locations in central Zurich and Geneva, a vibrant mix of people, languages, and nationalities, and a lively social scene.

What to expect in the first six months

We want to help our new recruits get off to the best possible start, so we’ll be in touch before you join us and support you throughout your first year.

Before you begin

To help you understand what your job involves, we’ll send you a fact pack a few weeks before you join us. It contains essential information about McKinsey and the basics of consulting.

Early days

In your first three days with us, you’ll attend an initial training session and get an introduction to the Swiss office and how it works.

Finding a buddy

When you arrive we’ll allocate you a “buddy” in the Swiss office who will help you settle in professionally and personally. Many people stay in touch with their buddies for a long time and value them as part of their growing personal networks.

Acquiring a development group leader

As well as finding you a buddy, we’ll assign you to a partner who will act as your development group leader. Your DGL will coach you, monitor your professional development, and help you with professional and personal issues.

Preparing for consulting

Before you start work on your first client project, we’ll send you on our Basic Consulting Readiness Training program to introduce you to consulting at McKinsey. This is a week-long international training program covering the basics of problem solving, case studies, teamwork, communication, and our core values.

Learning about business

If you don’t have an economics background we can offer you a Mini-MBA course to introduce you to the essentials of business and finance. This international three-week program covers business concepts, organization, micro-economics, finance, and strategy.

Building relationships

During your first six months we’ll invite you to our rookie camp: three exciting days in the Alps where you’ll meet other new hires from the Swiss office. You’ll take part in team-building activities to help you develop your social skills and get to know your colleagues better.

What to expect after the first six months

As you progress, you’ll take part in a series of learning programs designed to help you develop the skills you need to succeed in your consulting career. In addition, you’ll gain a deeper knowledge of your chosen industries and management topics through research, global conferences, and client work.

Work around the world

We operate as one global firm, making it easy for our consultants to work internationally and develop a network of clients and colleagues around the world—if that’s what they want to do.
Learn more about how you can work around the world on our global Careers site.

Finding balance

Like any fast-track career, working at McKinsey can be intense. Our clients rely on us during their most challenging times, and we go to great lengths to exceed their expectations. But meeting our commitments doesn’t mean putting our personal needs and interests on hold.
Learn more about work-life balance on our global Careers site.