Associate vs Consultant at Mckinsey: What is the difference between the titles?

Anonymous A asked on Jun 13, 2019 - 2 answers
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Anonymous replied on Jun 14, 2019

In regards to Implementation Associate and Implementation Consultant, I can only presume that the consultant is more senior (paid more, requires more yrs experience, etc.).

However I recommend:

  1. Reviewing the application page for detials around roles expected and experience requred - I'd be shocked if this isn't included
  2. Use this as an opportunity to network! Reach out to the recruiter to ask some pointed (intelligent) questions about the roles, express your general interest, and ask if you could hop on a call with some to discuss a bit further to identify which role would fit you best. Two birds, one stone!
replied on Jun 13, 2019
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There is no consultant title at McKinsey. There are:

  • Analyst
  • Associate (or it can be named as Associate consultant which is the same)


Thanks for your response Vlad. I ask because I am applying to McKinsey and there are two job titles I came across: Implementation associate and Implementation Consultant. I wanted to know what the difference was.Thanks — Taiwo on Jun 13, 2019

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