McKinsey, the global consulting firm that employs more than 1,000 people worldwide, is facing new scrutiny as some former employees have publicly expressed concerns over the company’s practices.
One former McKinsey employee, who spoke to Business Insider on condition of anonymity, shared details of McKinsey’s practices with the publication.
According to the former employee, McKinsey is currently in the process of hiring an attorney for the McKinsey Consulting Group.
McKinsey will conduct an independent audit of the firm’s legal practices, the former McKinseysource said, and the company is looking for an attorney to review and provide input on McKinsey consulting clients.
The McKinsey company, founded in 2001, is also facing criticism for its alleged lack of transparency regarding its legal work.
The former McKinysource said that many of McKinseys work contracts have been “incomplete or inaccurate,” with employees working from home or on temporary assignments.
McKinsey has hired former law firm partners who were working for the firm during the 2016 election, the source told Business Insider.
The former McKinley employee said that McKinsey was able to hire lawyers with “an outsized legal team,” as opposed to a “small, efficient legal team.”
“You have a small, outsized team,” the source said, adding that many McKinsey employees work in “small rooms, and it’s not a good thing.”
Another McKinsey insider told BusinessInsider that many employees work from home and that the company provides a “bulk” of legal services.
McKinseys legal team includes two attorneys and one director.
McKenzie, a subsidiary of American Express, has said that it has no plans to stop working with the company and has hired an outside legal firm to conduct a full investigation into the McKinseys claims.
The company has hired McKinsey to conduct an audit of its legal practices.