Sundar Pichai, Sheryl Sandberg, and a bunch of other top executives in tech are McKinsey alumni, and I’ve been lately thinking if working in management consulting for a year or two is worth it from a career standpoint after college?
Did they go to McKinsey to learn as much of business as possible in the least amount of time, or because it made their egos feel good for a second?
Specifically; did they succeed because of their management consulting background, or despite it?
TC: intern, so same as the other ones.
The ground level analysts learn to be excel / power point grunts, with some exposure to good frameworks. You spend a lot of time with other smart people which is good.
Coming out from 2-4 years at McKinsey, you'd probably be behind in tech career (skills, experience, and role) vs starting as a PM/eng.