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Bain & Company Reviews

Updated February 23, 2015
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Updated February 23, 2015
397 Reviews
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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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  1.  

    Fantastic people & company culture with a reputation that will open many doors for you.

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    Former Employee - Associate Consultant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate Consultant in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Fantastic people, great company culture, extremely strong reputation and alumni network, interesting strategic clients

    Cons

    Very analytical work (not suitable for some people) and occasionally, difficult clients or partners

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Partners should be more proactive in meeting younger team members

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Great place

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bain & Company

    Pros

    It is a great place to work and learn.

    Cons

    There are times where work and life goes out of balance to meet client needs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great learning group

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

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

    Pros

    In early years you learn lots of analytical and business related skills; very fast paced

    Cons

    Lot of time and effort spent in managing internal egos and messaging; client work often not scoped in a way to drive results (very low risk environment).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take risks, encourage managers and partners to take "operational" jobs, and see a world beyond Bain to develop really deep expertise.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Excellent firm, great place to start a career

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    Current Employee - Associate Consultant
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant

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

    Pros

    Consulting pros: Varied projects/tasks, professional development/exit ops, early responsibility
    Bain pros: Fun-loving culture with extraoridnary team environments, private equity opportunities, true focus on results at the client level

    Cons

    Hours are not bad (~60/week), but are very unpredictable, can't commit to something like a late Weds dinner with a friend. There's a lack of transparency (maybe necessary) on how activities such as staffing, sourcing, and fees are run.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bain & Company

    Pros

    Smart peers, great work, fun work environment. Can be very demanding

    Cons

    Stressful, limited work-life balance primarily due to client service, travel can be rough

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Admin Staff

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Bain & Company

    Pros

    Benefits, Flexibility, People, The support staff ( IT and Finance) are very knowledgeable

    Cons

    Lack of management, division between consultants and admin staff

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Bain rocks!

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    Former Intern - Web Developer in Boston, MA
    Former Intern - Web Developer in Boston, MA

    I worked at Bain & Company as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    It was a challenging and enjoyable work environment with tons of energetic people. The culture is great and you realy learn alot!

    Cons

    There is a big "fraternity" culture that runs the show. Not really my thing. Overall it was a good time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    learned a lot

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bain & Company

    Pros

    awesome colleagues and fun and interesting projects

    Cons

    long hours and travel can wear on you

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

  10. 2 people 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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    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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