Bain & Company Reviews

Updated March 26, 2015
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Bain & Company Worldwide Managing Director Bob Bechek
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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. Great environment

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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

    Pros

    The people I work with are amazing

    Cons

    I have no complaints about NY office

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. Amazing people, good money, incredible culture

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    Current Employee - Management Consultant II in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Management Consultant II in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    You will learn a ton and get any exit opportunity you like
    Awesome reputation
    Incredible culture
    Awesome compensation amongst MBB

    Cons

    Unpredictable hours
    A bit too fraternal

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give consultants more input on case selection

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful

    Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Consultant in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Great people to be with

    Cons

    Long hours and bad lighting

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    Great company to work for

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bain & Company

    Pros

    Excellent peers, interesting work, great company culture

    Cons

    Sometimes long hours on cases, unpredictability of travel / lifestyle

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    Great opportunities at a great firm

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Bain & Company full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people and culture
    Great work

    Cons

    Sometimes the hours can be long, but it's the nature of the beast!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing, it's a great company to work for

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    Great experience working with company. Amazing people that consider work/life balance. Good leadership throughout.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bain & Company

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Great people. Good benefits. Care about work life balance.

    Cons

    Long hours and lots of travel.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow more room to grow within the company.

    Positive Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    Awesome place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Amazing benefits, they care about work/life balance

    Cons

    Hard to grow within company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Great launching point into other jobs

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    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

    Incredibly strong professional development focus (without being overly critical!!)
    Congenial, intelligent peers
    Once you work here, getting a job somewhere else is relatively easy (combination of the network and the brand name)
    The job responsibilities change considerably each year you stay

    Cons

    Long hours
    Can feel like a boy's club (sometimes it feels like there's a popular kid table full of the loud, boisterous ones)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work hard to maintain connection to alums, as the network is one of the most salient reasons to join Bain

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    Not that results oriented

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    Current Employee - Associate Consultant
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant

    I have been working at Bain & Company

    Pros

    Most of their collaborators are super smart. They have nice training sessions where you can meet people from all their offices

    Cons

    There is a strong focus on producing slides rather than adding value to the client. The results oriented vision is not fully supported by case work.
    Some are still very hierarchical and this traduces in more work with low relevance for the ACs (analysts)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lets find the intersection of Projects that we can sell and Projects where we can add value and deliver results.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    Phenomenal Internship (ACI) Experience

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

    I worked at Bain & Company

    Pros

    Treated as a full-time employee and given full-set of responsibilities (no watered-down tasks), great regimented training program and events for interns, transparent and clear (and frequent) feedback mechanisms inspire personal and professional growth

    Cons

    Experience is very dependent on your specific case assignment (including client, supervisor, team, etc.), although internship managers do screen the cases very carefully

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work! Upper-level management did a great job at reaching out to interns and making sure we felt part of the team and company. This really meant a lot!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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