Bain & Company Reviews

Updated September 17, 2014
Updated September 17, 2014
568 Reviews
4.6
568 Reviews
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Bain & Company Worldwide Managing Director Bob Bechek
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209 Ratings

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.  

    Great place

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

    I have been working at Bain & Company as an intern

    Pros

    Intelligent and interesting people, great atmosphere

    Cons

    Long hours and working under pressure

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Consultant

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bain & Company

    Pros

    Experience, People, fast growth,Brand Name

    Cons

    Work life balance, travel, Stress

  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Love the coaching I am getting!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
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  5.  

    Incredible place to learn and grow

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  6.  

    Varied, challenging and rewarding career working with excellent people

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    People are great
    Variety keeps you excited
    Lots of travel opportunities
    Learning is continuous and steep
    Development is centre to all we do

    Cons

    Can be difficult to specialise early on
    The hours will not be for everyone

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

    Culture shock- in a good way!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  8.  

    One of the best companies to work for

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

    I have been working at Bain & Company full-time

    Pros

    Great culture
    Friendly and smart people
    Extremely flexible
    Compensation is good

    Cons

    Work-life balance can be issue depending on client situation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing the good job

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    SA

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bain & Company part-time

    Pros

    Had a very great experience. Great training and career progression. Access to C-level executives. Great work environment and awesome culture.

    Cons

    Long hours, no very exciting at bottom of totem pole. culture can be too much. wasteful sometimes. sometimes questionable value to client.

  10.  

    Best Company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engagement Manager  in  Mexico, Distrito Federal (Mexico)
    Current Employee - Engagement Manager in Mexico, Distrito Federal (Mexico)

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

    Pros

    Great professional development in a very competitive environment

    Cons

    Awful vacation policy and very bad work-life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should improve senior management (partner) profiles. They all lack real life work experience which hinders their ability to truly understand client problems

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Amazing opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant  in  Johannesburg (South Africa)
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Johannesburg (South Africa)

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

    Pros

    Great work culture, awesome people and competitive benefits

    Cons

    Long hours, stressful work and fast learning curve

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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