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Bain & Company Reviews

Updated December 17, 2014
Updated December 17, 2014
641 Reviews
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641 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Strong culture, long hours

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bain & Company

    Pros

    Great visibility opportunities for junior consultants, and getting to work with incredibly smart and motivated colleagues, and senior clients with a mindset of change

    Cons

    Long hours and a very large amount of travel - I barely slept in my own bed during my tenure there. High level of stress associated with the job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Work hard, play hard.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Current Employee - Manager in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

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

    Pros

    Intellectually stimulating, inspiring employees, high paying

    Cons

    Long hours, intense work style

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great consulting company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Warsaw (Poland)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Warsaw (Poland)

    I worked at Bain & Company

    Pros

    - Small close-knit firm - possibility to get a lot of responsibility at an early stage
    - Wide range of interesting projects - opportunity to work for different sectors and functions
    - Friendly and supportive teams - after a while your co-workers will feel like friends

    Cons

    - Long hours, but this is the feautre of the consulting profession

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Continue attracting talents and building your position! Keep the friendly and supportive atmosphere in the office.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Work hard play hard

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Manager in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Current Employee - Manager in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

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

    Pros

    Awesome people to work with. Very commercially focused.

    Cons

    Super long hours but rewarding

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great role models

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Bain has a relentless focus of putting employee interests first.

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

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

    Pros

    They put an incredible amount of focus on developing employees professionally and ensuring that your time with the company is enriching, enjoyable, and stimulating. The culture is incredibly social and collegial.

    Cons

    Given that it is a partnership, there is a degree of opaqueness associated with some aspects of the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    1 year in and I'm hooked.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bain & Company

    Pros

    Great people and exciting work. Training and professional development are priorities.

    Cons

    Big company - some bureaucracy (as to be expected).

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great learning experience, be prepared to work hard

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    • 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 learning environment/training
    Smart people
    All-round skill-set can be developed
    Travel opportunities

    Cons

    Lifestyle can be difficult to manage
    Staffing a roll of the dice
    Case experiences can be highly varied

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    A great company to work for that gives the opportunity to grow fast both as a person and a professional

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in Milan (Italy)
    Current Employee - Consultant in Milan (Italy)

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

    Pros

    - Meritocracy and competitive salaries
    - Dynamic environment giving gpportunity to work in different companies and industries
    - Great people to work with

    Cons

    - Very demanding environment that might result in a poor work-life balance if not faced in the right way

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    PR

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bain & Company

    Pros

    passion, international, working hard, travel around the world

    Cons

    sometime stressful, tired, too much work during the holiday

  11.  

    New Hire

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bain & Company

    Pros

    Good work life balance/ culture

    Cons

    Not a large amount or working professionals

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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