McKinsey - Generalist consultant vs Marketing & Sales consultant

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Anonymous A asked on Oct 16, 2019

Hi everyone,

What are the differences between McKinsey Generalist consultant and McKinsey Marketing & Sales consultant?

Thank you in advance for your help!

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Antonello
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replied on Oct 16, 2019
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Anonymous replied on Oct 19, 2019

Dear Anonymous,

from my experience at McKinsey Milan office I can tell you the follworing:

- you usually cannot apply for a business analyst M&S role, because you usually do not have long working experience to justify an application to that role (you can apply for other practice role as business analyst, such as Digital or Corporate Finance, though)

- you are staffed into project by the M&S staffing team that it's a european level and not a local (i.e., Milan) level

- despite you should do most of your projects in M&S you can also be staffed to more generalist projects (and that's the best way to learn out of your comfort zone!)

Hope it helps! :)

Giulia

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Deniz
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Hi,

The only difference is the type of projects you will be undertaking. As a consultant aligned to M&S, you should (almost) only be doing M&S projects.

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Deniz

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Vlad
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Hi,

The bigger chunk of your projects will be in marketing and sales. However, you will have generalist projects as well. That's the only difference

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