Bain & Company

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Bain & Company Reviews

Updated March 2, 2015
Updated March 2, 2015
195 Reviews
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195 Reviews
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Pros
  • My function focuses a lot on work life balance and provides lot of flexibility (in 32 reviews)

  • Benefits are almost unmatched and lots of culture of really great people (in 59 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance is always going to be a challenge given that the industry is client serving (in 104 reviews)

  • Although better compared to some other firms in this industry, still long hours (in 108 reviews)

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  1.  

    Incredible culture

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bain & Company full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very focused on its employees. Creates a great work environment for both consulting and support staff. Making great progress with the support staff value proposition

    Cons

    Can be difficult to "break-in" if you join from another firm. The strong culture is great, but makes it challenging for those who haven't grown up in the firm to fit in

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Work hard, laugh often, learn even more

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I worked at Bain & Company

    Pros

    Incredibly smart, down-to-earth, intellectually curious, and fun-loving colleagues.
    Great place to get strategy experience that is hands on, analytical, fact-based.
    Lays a very practical foundation for those seeking careers in lifetime consulting or corporate strategy.

    Cons

    Long hours, stressful. Work-life balance can be challenging as you are never 'off' or inaccessible.
    Any individual's experience is highly dependent on the particular cases they work on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    FEMPs have a home field advantage over new hires - something that is never mentioned in the MBA recruiting process. Work-life balance is a challenge for all.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bain & Company

    Pros

    Smart peers, great work, fun work environment. Can be very demanding

    Cons

    Stressful, limited work-life balance primarily due to client service, travel can be rough

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great learning group

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Bain & Company full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    In early years you learn lots of analytical and business related skills; very fast paced

    Cons

    Lot of time and effort spent in managing internal egos and messaging; client work often not scoped in a way to drive results (very low risk environment).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take risks, encourage managers and partners to take "operational" jobs, and see a world beyond Bain to develop really deep expertise.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    learned a lot

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bain & Company

    Pros

    awesome colleagues and fun and interesting projects

    Cons

    long hours and travel can wear on you

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

  7.  

    Bain rocks!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Web Developer in Boston, MA
    Former Intern - Web Developer in Boston, MA

    I worked at Bain & Company as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    It was a challenging and enjoyable work environment with tons of energetic people. The culture is great and you realy learn alot!

    Cons

    There is a big "fraternity" culture that runs the show. Not really my thing. Overall it was a good time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    HR Coordinator

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bain & Company

    Pros

    The people at Bain are great.

    Cons

    Compensation for admin is not great.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Smart, social, pragmatic people

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Bain & Company full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful people working on big problems -- and focused on tangible impact.

    Cons

    Ultimately, you are always in the business of giving advice versus running a business.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Traditional consulting firm, with many intelligent people working there

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bain & Company

    Pros

    Learn a lot of business analysis tools and methods

    Cons

    Not interested in due diligence and long hours

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Good company to work for

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bain & Company

    Pros

    Job growth and the location

    Cons

    Compensation raises could be better

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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