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McKinsey Operations Hierarchy

Anonymous A asked on Aug 09, 2019 - 1 answer

Hey everyone,

Just a quick question, is the hierarchy for the operations practice the same as for the main strategy arm. In particular, does a position of junior associate exist in the operations stream too?
Thank you!

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Hi,

There is no strategy arm at McKinsey. Working as a generalist you will perform all types of projects (Including operations and strategy).

However, there are separate practices with dedicated experts that have similar or different hierarchies. Ops one has a similar hierarchy.

P.s. Junior Associate is not a very common role at McKinsey in general. Usually, you can:

  • Start as a junior associate if you did not perform at the interview well enough for an associate-level / or your work experience is not enough to apply for an associate role
  • Be promoted to junior associate if your performance is not good enough directly for an associate

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I was under the impression JA was the natural entry point for people with PhDs but no other work experience — Anonymous A on Aug 09, 2019

It may be the case as well at some offices — Vlad on Aug 09, 2019