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10 days ago

Financial Analyst

Bain & Company Boston, MA

• Work in partnership with Finance Management to weigh alternatives, develop and recommend solutions to financial and operational issues and… Bain & Company

10 days ago

North America Payroll Analyst

Bain & Company Boston, MA

• Data conversion and integration • Populate data gathering workbooks in order to convert data from legacy systems to new system. • Work with… Bain & Company

7 days ago

Associate Software Developer

Bain & Company Boston, MA

• With guidance, work on teams developing and updating applications using Visual Studio, C# the .Net Framework and/or Microsoft SQL Server and other… Bain & Company

9 days ago

Manager Assistant

Bain & Company Boston, MA

• Coordinate calendars and schedule meetings. Resolve scheduling conflicts as they arise and prioritize issues to ensure an effective time management… Bain & Company

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Bain & Company Worldwide Managing Director Bob Bechek
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    Amazing PD, but inane work at the associate level

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    Current Employee - Associate Consultant  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Bain & Company full-time for less than a year


    Extremely well run company where people really care about helping you develop professionally and even personally. The staffing managers are very thoughtful. It's just a great way to learn the best practices for analysis, slide-building, presentation, client engagement, business logic, and working in a team. That being said, it wasn't for me.


    I enjoyed case interviews because that dealt with the high-level strategic thinking of consulting -- the answer of the case. Unfortunately, that's not the work you do as an associate consultant; your role is to execute perfectly. It was hard for me to work long hours or be on call, spending ~30% of my time doing quality control (I'm not a very detail-oriented person). They expect you to feel ownership and responsibility over your work stream, but you don't actually have much ownership (I'd say on my teams they encouraged me to speak up and take a 'first pass' at higher level work, but there were always lots of iterations based on small suggestions at each level).

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    I was someone sold on social impact -- I heard about a Bain case team helping to found a charter school and was hooked -- and I became really demotivated when I started at Bain and realized that I'm not someone who can force myself to work really hard on projects I'm not passionate about. It's great that Bain encourages so much social impact, but I'd be really upfront with recruits that they should think through whether or not they will feel motivated and happy if they're working in industries they don't care about and doing only the execution work for the first 1-2 years.

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