Bain & Company Reviews

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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 people, great training

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Consultant in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Bain & Company full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fantastic place to work with smart, fun people. Being able to test out different industries and types of cases helped me figure out my passion and senior leadership supported me when I went after it.

    Cons

    Hard to get ownership, difficult to predict your life 6 or even 3 months in advance. A generalist firm, so can be difficult to specialize.

  2. Learned so much

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Knowledge Specialist in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Knowledge Specialist in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Bain & Company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There is so much to learn from Bain even on the non-consulting side. Lots of opportunity for professional growth and finding your own path. Also allows great flexibility for part-time without sacrificing opportunities

    Cons

    Long hours, availability sometimes required needed across time zones

    Advice to Management

    Thanks for the commitment to keeping a strong culture and exceptional standards

  3. Great place to start a career.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Consultant
    Former Employee - Associate Consultant

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Awesome training
    Strong, social culture
    Talented and friendly people
    Great network and brand

    Cons

    Culture may not be for everyone (e.g. it is very social)
    Consulting hours and travel can be long, tiring

    Advice to Management

    Continue to recruit the best people out there and give them a strong platform with which to perform their best!

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  5. Helpful (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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people I work with are amazing

    Cons

    I have no complaints about NY office

    Advice to Management

    none

  6. Excellent !

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Principal in New York, NY

    I have been working at Bain & Company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Diversité, multidisciplinarité, enrichissant, équilibre vie perso/pro

    Cons

    Beaucoup d'investissement, longues soirées, exigeance

  7. Helpful (3)

    Amazing people, good money, incredible culture

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Give consultants more input on case selection

  8. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Consultant in Boston, MA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great people to be with

    Cons

    Long hours and bad lighting

    Advice to Management

    None

  9. Helpful (1)

    Great company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bain & Company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent peers, interesting work, great company culture

    Cons

    Sometimes long hours on cases, unpredictability of travel / lifestyle

  10. Helpful (1)

    Great opportunities at a great firm

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people and culture
    Great work

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

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

  11. Helpful (1)

    Awesome place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing benefits, they care about work/life balance

    Cons

    Hard to grow within company

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