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Bain & Company Reviews

Updated August 15, 2014
Updated August 15, 2014
560 Reviews

4.6
560 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.  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Boston, MA

    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
  2.  

    Deserves its employee awards

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)

    Pros

    For the right enquiring, hard working mind, Bain is an amazing place to work. Great problems to solve, great people to work with, great clients and a great apprenticeship process to reall accelerate talent to its full potential. Over the course of a career, there is real felxibility to get the work - life balance right. If you live for interesting work, this is a great place.

    Cons

    It is hard work, and not everyone has the passion and mental flexibility to make it work. And if you work to live, and want lots of evenings for other interests, this is not the right place for you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Awesome place to start a career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Associate Consultant  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Associate Consultant in New York, NY

    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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  5. 6 people found this helpful  

    Great place to start career

    Current Employee - Associate Consultant  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    Great culture
    Great training
    Great people
    Great opportunities for continuation within Bain or a career in a variety of fields (PE, Corporate, etc.)

    Cons

    Can be taxing / hard work
    Not all projects are going to be equally attractive

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Amazing place to start your career

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Associate Consultant  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Associate Consultant in Atlanta, GA

    Pros

    Amazing culture, everyone is so helpful and wants to see you develop professionally. You learn A TON analytically as an Associate Consultant in the first three years that will help you no matter where you go

    Cons

    Lifestyle isn't for everyone long-term, but it's definitely worth it right out of college

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    The best place to start your career

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    Pros

    The company has a truly incredible culture; the emphasis on personal and professional development as well as the smart, passionate, and fun employees make this a very unique place to work.

    Cons

    The hours can get long and the travelling can be exhuasting at times; you may be on the road more than you are home.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Amazing people and excellent learning opportunity

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Associate Consultant  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Associate Consultant in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    Steep learning curve keeps you on your toes
    Working with some of the best and brightest people
    Good salary and perks like expensing dinner and a cab home
    Friendly cooperative culture
    First class training
    Exposure to different industries
    Rarely if ever asked to work the weekend

    Cons

    House can be quite long (60 average, peaks of 70-75)
    Some cases/projects last 6-12 months and can get boring
    Limited visibility into when work is required on a weekly basis
    Limited visibility into staffing pipeline

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Weed out poor mangers more quickly
    More honesty in staffing situation, no need to offer a choice if there is no choice
    Think long term and protect your people - push back against aggressive client demands

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Fantastic company!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Specialist
    Current Employee - Senior Specialist

    Pros

    Very strong culture. The perks are awesome; the people are fantastic. Everyone works really hard (smart, driven people). We are a small company in size, but a large company in our global footprint. There's always something fun going on.

    Cons

    Teams are run very lean and can feel under-resourced. The hours can be long

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Growth-oriented but stressful

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant  in  Tokyo (Japan)
    Current Employee - Consultant in Tokyo (Japan)

    Pros

    Excellent learning and career growth
    Down to earth culture
    Colleagues very helpful

    Cons

    Stressful at times
    Face time
    Hierarchy
    Less fun culture

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Amazing people, fantastic learning opportunities, and incredible place to launch a career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Dallas, TX

    Pros

    The amazing culture at Bain is truly unique. This culture is driven by the outstanding people who work at Bain. The people are very bright yet humble and approachable. They have a passion for driving results while also having fun. The work is challenging and stretches you everyday; however, Bain provides the support you need to be empowered to be successful.

    Cons

    The long-hours and travel can prevent Bain from being sustainable long-term; however, this just really depends on individual considering how much Bain works to try and mitigate the lifestyle challenges.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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