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32 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. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great job, but variable

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Case Team Leader in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Case Team Leader in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Bain & Company

    Pros

    - High learning curve
    - Great people
    - Lots of exposure to industries and business problems

    Cons

    - For every one good project, you're likely to get 2 to 3 okay to bad ones
    - Travel can be excessive
    - Limited ability to focus in an industry

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Emphasize coaching and train CTLs/Managers/Partners how to be good coaches, not good critics

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Bain & Company

    Pros

    Very interesting job, great team, great salary. Was very satisfied from everything that the company had to offer. Great experience.

    Cons

    The job is a bit stressful and they have long hourse. But that really is not too bad. If you have the chance, go work there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Everything you are doing is just amazing and great. There is nothing I can say to advice, except continue in the same way as always!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work and learn

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Associate Consultant in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Associate Consultant in Boston, MA

    I worked at Bain & Company

    Pros

    People are smart and very friendly. Great culture. Good place to learn. Very little office politics. They focus on developing their people. Work/life balance not always perfect, but they try very hard.

    Cons

    Hours can be long at times. Experience varies a lot based on case. McKinsey and BCG may pay marginally better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up! I'll continue telling friends to apply whether out of college or an MBA program. Community is great.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Love it

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Associate Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Associate Consultant in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Bain & Company

    Pros

    There is not a single other company where I would have rather started my career. I can't say enough great things about Bain. You learn a ton, work with great people, and receive an enourmous amount of opportunities.

    Cons

    Some people love travel, others don't.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Senior Consultant w/MBA from HBS

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

    I have been working at Bain & Company

    Pros

    Great name recognition, good spring board

    Cons

    Hard core work environment. High stress.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You don't have to kill us just because your bosses creamed you.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    good place to get started

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Consultant in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Bain & Company

    Pros

    smart people, interesting work, learn a ton

    Cons

    gets political, travel a bunch, office culture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    move to downtown dallas not las colinas

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great for some, not for others

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

    I worked at Bain & Company

    Pros

    Bain takes its training very seriously, and I could not imagine having a better group of colleagues than the people with whom I worked at Bain.

    Cons

    You have no control over the industry in which you work, and, often, it seems that senior management has little concern for team sustainability.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Target recruiting such that you are not looking for the "best" people as you have defined it, but the people whose interest most closely with the work they'll doing at Bain, to reduce burnout.

    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Bain

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Bain & Company

    Pros

    warm co-workers, sense of belonging and importance, look forward to work instead of dreading it. the corporate culture is really great

    Cons

    nothing to really complain about...i see myself at bain and company long-term. it has prestige and is enjoyable to work at. rare combination.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep on instilling the sense of community in the culture. great job!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    GEAT PLACE TO WORK

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Bain & Company

    Pros

    great people and not bad of a salary
    great experience for first year

    Cons

    Still some growing pains as acquisitions are incorporated into business
    Need to work on improving recruiting effort and brand given the current size of firm

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure to maintain the small-firm vibe.

    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Bain & Company

    Pros

    Great benefits, great people, good for your resume

    Cons

    Management does not take needs of admin staff into consideration in providing career advancement and opportunities to succeed,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to the staff you have as well as the consulting team

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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