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What is the vacation policy at McKinsey & Company ?

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I guess u can take off as long as u r working

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19 days for first 2 years, then 24 days. 8 sick days. 5 COVID days. 11 US holidays. You come out with 2.5 months of vacation without tapping into unpaid or disability leave, which many leverage too.

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I take all my PTO and have gone negative balance. I also work with people who also prioritize WLB. I never realized how much time off we get until McK3 articulated it as 2.5 months

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You can take them all until you’re an AP, just hard to take them if you’re on a project

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At AP utilization matters and PTO counts against it, and many APs are basically ready to take orders from Senior Partner’s at any time and place, including during “PTO”

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Would love suggestions for a holiday gift to our infant daycare center. Thanks!

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Someone gives you paid leave for 2 months redeemable anytime next year. What do you do with your time off?

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So apparently EY believes that moving to unlimited PTO will provide a first mover/differentiator advantage amongst the big 4.. I’d advise Deloitte, PWC, and KPMG folks to let EY stand alone on this one! None of us asked for this and they are doing it primarily to reduce PTO accrual liability for layoffs/in states where employers are limited in taking away earned PTO

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Since the thanksgiving holiday I have zero motivation to work. I’ve just been watching Netflix 🥲

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I had multiple mediations recently. I do management side employment law. Overall I’m walking away feeling like what the heck are we paying the mediators for? I’m tired of the mediators saying they don’t want to hear about the merits of the case. The merits are DIRECTLY tied to the amount of settlement authority I have. I feel like our clients are getting worked way more than the plaintiffs side. Also plaintiffs have followed up every single settlement with “can we get the funds before holiday?”

How many days of PTO does BCG give? Does this change with tenure?

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What do you typically give your assistant for a holiday gift? Curious what the range is! I have always given $100-150 in gift cards before making Partner and $200-250 once making Partner.

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Thoughts on this for cocktail themed work holiday party?

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Hi all! My holiday party is this weekend, the dress code is “casual holiday attire”. What would you wear?? I can’t decide!

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