Even with the mess that is Brexit, consultants are still flocking to the McKinsey London office. London is often considered the top destination for management consultants because it is a hub for not only European industry, but global industry as well (especially finance).
As a result, working in London means working for high profile clients, which in turn means working on what are considered the most interesting and challenging projects. This means that although breaking into McKinsey anywhere is difficult, breaking into McKinsey London is just that much tougher.
McKinsey’s London office is also an extremely popular office because the primary language in both the office and city is English. This makes it an exceptionally attractive option for internal transfers and for budding consultants around the world.
McKinsey’s New London Office
In August 2019, McKinsey moved into a swanky new home in London after 25 years in its old digs. What’s most notable about the move, however, is that it marks McKinsey’s effort to adapt to the importance of technology in this digital age.
McKinsey also stated three main reasons for the move, including:
- Space for more collaboration with clients – The Post Building doubles McKinsey’s client convening space.
- Smart use of technology – The office is equipped with the latest VC and file-sharing technology to allow seamless virtual collaboration.
- Enabling peak performance – The new space is designed to enhance the consulting experience, with flexible use of space, a gym, relaxation rooms, and of course, panoramic views of the city.
Industries At McKinsey London
One of the greatest draws of McKinsey’s London office is that you can work on projects in every major industry. This broad industry exposure is a big draw of McKinsey London. While all offices serve a broad number of industries, it’s just common sense that an office like McKinsey Houston will be more focused on the Energy sector and McKinsey San Francisco will be more focused on technology. London boasts a diverse array of clients in a diverse set of industries – undoubtedly a big draw.
The Industries The Consultants Serve At McKinsey’s London Office Include:
- Advanced Electronics
- Aerospace & Defense
- Automotive & Assembly
- Capital Projects & Infrastructure
- Consumer Packaged Goods
- Corporate & Investment Banking
- Electric Power & Natural Gas
- Financial Services
- Healthcare Systems & Services
- Metals & Mining
- Oil & Gas
- Paper, Forest Products & Packaging
- Pharmaceutical & Medical Products
- Private Equity & Principal Investors
- Public Sector
- Retail Banking
- Social Sector
- Technology, Media & Telecommunications
- Travel, Transport & Logistics
Business Functions At McKinsey London
In addition to the variety of industries, there are no shortage of different types of problems you can work on as a consultant at McKinsey London. This means as a younger consultant, you experience a wide variety of problems. This experience lends itself to a diversity of exit opportunities, as well as a breadth of knowledge to draw upon for future projects. For example, a reality that has been common practice for 100 years in Metals & Mining may be revolutionary Pharma.
The Business Functions At McKinsey’s London Office Include:
- Credit Risk
- Culture & Change
- Marketing & Sales
- McKinsey Analytics
- McKinsey Design
- McKinsey Digital
- McKinsey Global Institute
- Operational Risk, Compliance & Controls
- Organization Design
- Risk & Regulation
- Strategy & Corporate Finance
- Talent Management
The McKinsey London office is one of the firm’s most popular – and most competitive. If you’re interested in working with the best of the best inside of a state-of-the-art office (when you’re not on the road, of course) check out McKinsey London.