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Bain & Company Reviews

Updated January 29, 2015
Updated January 29, 2015
667 Reviews
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Bain & Company Worldwide Managing Director Bob Bechek
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Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company to work for; challenging lifestyle at times

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    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Bain & Company full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    I think Bain is the best place to start your career. The learning opportunities, responsibility, and executive exposure are unparalleled, and the people who work here are amazing.

    Cons

    The hours can be challenging, though the firm prioritizes protecting weekends.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As the company grows, ensure that we are preserving our light hearted, entrepreneurial culture

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Fantastic

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Associate Consultant in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Bain & Company full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Bain is a great company to work for - they put a lot of effort into reviews, expectations are clear, and everyone wants to help one another

    Cons

    The cons are the same as they are for every consulting job- the hours can be long, the travel can wear on you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bain & Company

    Pros

    They give a lot to their employees. It's a great place to be to grow and learn.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Smart, social, pragmatic people

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    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
  6.  

    Great company and learning experience!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Boston, MA

    I worked at Bain & Company full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Bain truly values and invests in their employees. While everyone works hard and is held to high standards, performance is recognized and feedback is always helpful and constructive. Fun events are planned through out the year for all employees to attend. Excellent pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Depending on your role, there can be a lot of travel and long hours, but I do feel its worth it. Promotions are typically given on a set track- so even if you're a superstar, you'll probably have to wait until you've been there a set amount of time to be promoted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great people, great atmosphere, hard work.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bain & Company

    Pros

    Intellectually stimulating work, fun people

    Cons

    Tough hours, lots of travel

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce travel cases

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Bain & Company

    Pros

    Great culture, smart people, interesting work

    Cons

    Travel can be extensive at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    great working experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bain & Company

    Pros

    1. high pay
    2. great team
    3. growth and development

    Cons

    travel a lot
    jet lag
    crazy hours sometimes

  10.  

    Best Company to work for!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in New York, NY

    I have been working at Bain & Company

    Pros

    Great work-life balance, great people, great culture.

    Cons

    None that I have encountered so far.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great job!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Could not recommend more highly

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Associate Consultant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Associate Consultant in New York, NY

    I worked at Bain & Company full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Bain excels because of its emphasis on professional development and creating a collaborative, fun environment. Yes, everyone works hard, but they're also people you'd want to have a drink with after work (or while traveling). Most importantly, there's plenty of training, mentorship and both formal and informal feedback to help you achieve your long-term career goals, whether they be at Bain or elsewhere.

    Cons

    As is the case with most consulting jobs, there is a decent amount of unpredictability in staffing, hours, and travel.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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