Banking-like experiences at McKinsey

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Haven't been able to find much information on the more technical finance work that it seems like McKinsey in particular does, especially through their NY office. Looking at their website and LinkedIn, they do a lot of corporate finance work and also have a sizable restructuring practice (the one that the WSJ did a less-than-flattering expose on).

Can someone with previous exposure to these practice areas of the firm comment on the nature of the work and the opportunities it offers a person? It seems like an analyst doing a lot of work in the restructuring practice, for example, would have a great path to distressed funds like Oaktree and Silver Point given the McKinsey brand coupled with a relevant technical background. Am I missing something or is this a unique niche in the consulting world that WSO seems to overlook when saying consulting is always a harder path to the buy-side?

Really appreciate any insight from people who have worked at McKinsey or met people that worked in these practice areas.

Comments (4)

Aug 4, 2018

Also very curious...

Aug 5, 2018

McK restructuring is more akin to Alvarez & Marsal, AlixPartners, and FTI than to the major debtor and creditor RX advisory/financing groups on the street. Probably not a bad experience there, though. Just important to know what you're getting yourself involved in.

Jan 11, 2019

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Jan 21, 2019