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A friend of mine interviewed for an Associate role with McKinsey. He is a masters student (not an MBA) with ~2 YOE. He claims that HR told him that base pay for the role is 230K. Is he bullshitting?

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Yes, for two reasons. 1.Base for entering associate role is lower (although Total comp is close) 2. HR doesn’t disclose comp with candidates

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Yeah usually masters would come in at BA level with us but I guess to years of work experience pushed the scales enough to come in as an associate. Total comp including signing bonus and retirement contribution is probably right

Base is $160k for associates (irrespective of experience / degrees), yes they are BSing. End of year bonus, bonus and retirement contributions will probably get you to $200k

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That sounds like year 1 TC including signing bonus and year end bonus.

Well that’s just not true, McK. When I interviewed as an experienced hire, there was a compensation specialist within HR that discussed comp expectations with me during the first round.

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That must have changed since I interviewed years ago.

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Experienced hire base pay is more than post mba base pay for associates. But it is no where close to 230. The total comp maybe closer to 230

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