Compensation

Final McKinsey generalist Associate interview coming up. I understand the base is standard across North America but to what extent is the signing bonus negotiable? And/or if the base is negotiable?

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You could maybe see how much of a relocation bonus you can get but rest of it is non negotiable

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Nothing is negotiable. You are paid on a total comp basis on performance, on a single grid across the US. Bonus is not like B4 - it is there every year, so total comp is constant and real. You will be paid plenty vs wherever else you are. Honestly don’t pay a moments attention to comp. it’s not who we are or how we think. Focus on client impact. And solving problems.

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Assuming you're an experienced hire and not a new grad, I'd be surprised if signing bonus was non-negotiable. Definitely never hurts to try. I asked BCG for higher signing and got an extra 15k. Pretty good for a 2min phone call I'd say.

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15k extra is really good. McKinsey didn’t move a $ for my signing bonus even as lateral.

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I would say reloc and signing are negotiable from what I know - base and bonus not.

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