Bain & Company Reviews

Updated August 27, 2015
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Bain & Company Worldwide Managing Director Bob Bechek
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Pros
  • The company also places a lot of emphasis on professional development as well as work/life balance (in 32 reviews)

  • Interesting business problems with some of the biggest companies in the world; great people, great compensation (in 59 reviews)

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

  • Long hours/always on call for very trivial tasks -- very inefficient work environment (in 108 reviews)

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  1. Deserves award for "Top Ten Best Place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager Assistant in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Manager Assistant in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bain & Company full-time

    Pros

    Bain values it's people at all levels and uses it's team culture to add value for all of it's clients as well as all of it's employees.

    Cons

    None come to mind - I would recommend Bain to anyone looking for a great company to join


  2. Great people, interesting work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Smart bunch of people, great energy and fun atmosphere

    Cons

    Work-life balance is a constant challenge

    Advice to Management

    Manage work-life balance to keep more of the talent you invest so much in developing


  3. Amazing place to work - can't imagine being anywhere else

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bain & Company full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Bain is a company where everyone is invested in the success of their colleagues. It's an amazing place to learn and develop and Bain will support you throughout your career

    Cons

    Consulting can be tough hours sometimes, but going through those later nights as a team and helping each other is something Bain employees do really well !

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work


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    Amazing place to start a career.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Cool people, great compensation, solid learning experiences. Bain management is great at meeting your career advancement goals.

    Cons

    Working at Bain as an associate means you'll probably be working pretty long hours. That said, those hours are spent collaborating with very smart and also fun/cool people. It's worth it.

    Advice to Management

    Honestly, I don't have much advice to give to management. Bain seems to have really mastered how they manage their employees, especially the ones straight out of college with little job experience .


  6. CSS is a great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I love working here! Terrific people doing smart and amazing work.

    Cons

    I don't think there are any cons.


  7. Great

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in India, TX
    Current Employee - Manager in India, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Awesome work environment, great focus on quality and employee development as a whole...very clear focus on quality

    Cons

    Focus on quality and agility can at times leads to heavy lifting in terms of work, leading to a potential compromise on a healthy work life balance

    Advice to Management

    Great place, dont change


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    Great Place To Work

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Post-Production Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Post-Production Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bain & Company full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Free coffee, espressos, and unsweetened almond milk. Everyone loves the cereal bar and you can fill your water bottles at the fountains like in the gym.

    Cons

    It's on the 42nd floor so the elevator can take awhile; especially if you forgot something. There's a Chipotle on the same block so temptation is always a few doors down. Plus, there's another one just a block away!

    Advice to Management

    Don't get between me and the espresso machine.


  9. Great but demanding

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Professional development is paramount at Bain & Company. From consultants to partners, everyone takes time to get to know the associate and their aspirations.

    Cons

    Very demanding work and social requirements.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Best Place to Work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manager Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent Employee Appreciation, Wonderful office environment, team atmosphere. Great Life/Work balance, offsite perks & activities.

    Cons

    Sometimes can be very stressful & thank-less, but they are so employee-centric and care about their employees that the cons don't really matter.


  11. Computer Hardware Engineer

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    Former Employee - Computer Technician in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Computer Technician in Houston, TX
    Recommends

    I worked at Bain & Company full-time

    Pros

    I obviously like working for this company because of the care they give employees

    Cons

    there is a possibility to sleep out of home one day for fear that the elevator might fail one day



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