Bain & Company Reviews

Updated September 19, 2014
Updated September 19, 2014
568 Reviews
4.6
568 Reviews
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Bain & Company Worldwide Managing Director Bob Bechek
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The company also places a lot of emphasis on professional development as well as work/life balance (in 27 reviews)

  • Benefits are almost unmatched and lots of culture of really great people (in 53 reviews)


Cons
  • It's on us to remain ourselves that work-life balance is a priority (in 85 reviews)

  • Although better compared to some other firms in this industry, still long hours (in 94 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Love the coaching I am getting!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant

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

    Pros

    Leadership pays a lot of attention to how to develop their team members. Great people. Lots of valuable feedback

    Cons

    Cases are not always as exciting as they sound. Sometimes have to work really long hour. Too much travel

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Extremely Satisfied

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Smart, driven group of co-workers who all work their hardest for their clients

    Cons

    The job is in an extremely competitive and fast paced environment, so you have to pace yourself or you will burn out in the consulting field.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Culture shock- in a good way!

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    Current Employee - Time & Expense Coordinator  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Time & Expense Coordinator in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Work-life balance, environmentallly friendly, they truly care about their employees, always improving

    Cons

    Cons cons cons cons cons

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

    Incredible people and network, poor work life balance

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Consultant  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Incredible culture both in the New York Office and across the organization. Truly humble, interesting people that are a pleasure to work with.

    Cons

    Poor work life balance as team and client requests steamroll everything else. Being so client driven has the tradeoff of never being able to turn 'off'

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to make work-life balance more of a priority throughout the organization if you want to maintain top talent. Salary and benefits aren't comparable to other major industries you are competing with for talent at more junior levels (e.g. Private Equity), so you need to provide more protection for your employees if you want them to stay.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Amazing, wonderful place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bain & Company

    Pros

    people, perks, the AC life

    Cons

    long hours, travel - but nothing not typical for consulting

  7.  

    Incredible place to learn and grow

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

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

    Pros

    Training and apprenticeship model is incredible for people who want to learn about business. I started my career here and could not have imagined a better boot camp to learn technical skills and about a variety of industries

    Cons

    The hours can be quite unpredictable and it takes alot of effort to protect your personal time but it can be done. I would also want a bit more responsibility and independence

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Used to be great, but things have changed...

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

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

    Pros

    Interesting business problems with some of the biggest companies in the world; great people, great compensation. You will get a ton of exposure to different industries and types of cases

    Cons

    Bain has gotten much more implementation focused. I found myself often being nothing more than a workshop planner, building ppt templates to keep people on track. Also, the sexy, pure strategy cases seem to be fewer and far between. I am also not entirely sure about the value proposition of consulting anymore. It used to be that it was a great alternative to Finance, where you still made great money and got to do a few different things before transitioning to the corporate world. Now, it seems like if you are interested in technology or want to do entrepreneurship, you should probably skip the consulting route completely and instead go work at a startup. With the new crop of tech companies (Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.), you still get great pay, benefits and get to do cool things without necessarily dealing with all the client services BS, the travel and the long hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bain needs to seriously reevaluate it's value proposition and should consider what it's going to offer to the top business talent in today's world.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Incredible people, work very hard to take care of their eployees

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

    Pros

    -Great benefits and compensation package at all levels of the firm
    -A culture where everyone is expected to help each other and to always ask for help when needed
    -Summer meeting and outing events are very unique compared to other competitors
    -They recognize the importance of their people and reinvest money into the firm in order to improve working experience

    Cons

    -Work-life balance is always going to be a challenge given that the industry is client serving
    -Incredibly competitive culture and results oriented, they are willing to terminate someone with ease if they are not pulling their weight

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing. Business is great and continuing to grow.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 5 people found this helpful  

    Great company to start at out of college

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant
    Current Employee - Consultant

    I have been working at Bain & Company full-time

    Pros

    Great people, Great training, Builds a strong business foundation, Strong network

    Cons

    Limited control over your schedule, difficult work life balance

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Awesome place to start a career

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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 for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great people, lots of client exposure, phenomenal training. No better place to start a career. Re

    Cons

    Pretty respectful of work-life balance, but can still be long hours at times due to client demands and/or travel.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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