Bain & Company Reviews

Updated July 4, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Great opportunities at a great firm

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


  2. Helpful (2)

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

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

    I have been working at Bain & Company

    Positive Outlook
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Long hours and lots of travel.

    Advice to Management

    Allow more room to grow within the company.


  3. Helpful (2)

    Not that results oriented

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

    I have been working at Bain & Company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Awesome place to work

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


  6. Helpful (1)

    Smart people, good place to work

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

    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

    Very smart, generally humble people

    Cons

    Work-life balance can go out the window generally. Lives become subservient to client needs/request


  7. Helpful (2)

    Fantastic people & company culture with a reputation that will open many doors for you.

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

    I worked at Bain & Company full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Fantastic people, great company culture, extremely strong reputation and alumni network, interesting strategic clients

    Cons

    Very analytical work (not suitable for some people) and occasionally, difficult clients or partners

    Advice to Management

    Partners should be more proactive in meeting younger team members


  8. Helpful (2)

    Fast-paced, high-stress environment with great perks and smart people

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    It's great to work with a lot of smart, talented, driven people. The culture of the company is great. Rarely do you encounter egos, people are generally nice, expectations are high, but your coworkers want you to succeed. And people who do good work are singled out and appreciated. There are opportunities to move around as new offices are opened or other offices in the system require ramping up.

    Cons

    Difficult to maintain a work-life balance (at all levels); pay for admin staff is lower than what I've seen at comparable companies. Demands are high and control of your day-to-day job responsibilities is often low.

    Advice to Management

    More opportunities for CSS staff to move into more senior roles.

    Bain & Company Response

    Apr 17, 2015Director, Global Consultant Talent Management

    Thanks so much for providing a thoughtful review, and we're glad to know that your experience overall was very positive. We appreciate your advice on career development, which we know is important ... More


  9. Helpful (4)

    Incredible culture

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

    I worked at Bain & Company full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very focused on its employees. Creates a great work environment for both consulting and support staff. Making great progress with the support staff value proposition

    Cons

    Can be difficult to "break-in" if you join from another firm. The strong culture is great, but makes it challenging for those who haven't grown up in the firm to fit in


  10. Helpful (3)

    Work hard, laugh often, learn even more

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I worked at Bain & Company

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

    Pros

    Incredibly smart, down-to-earth, intellectually curious, and fun-loving colleagues.
    Great place to get strategy experience that is hands on, analytical, fact-based.
    Lays a very practical foundation for those seeking careers in lifetime consulting or corporate strategy.

    Cons

    Long hours, stressful. Work-life balance can be challenging as you are never 'off' or inaccessible.
    Any individual's experience is highly dependent on the particular cases they work on.

    Advice to Management

    FEMPs have a home field advantage over new hires - something that is never mentioned in the MBA recruiting process. Work-life balance is a challenge for all.

    Bain & Company Response

    Apr 17, 2015Director, Global Consultant Talent Management

    Thanks so much for the feedback. We are glad to know that your overall experience has been so positive. As you know, consultants join the firm from a diverse range educational backgrounds and work ... More


  11. Helpful (4)

    Excellent firm, great place to start a career

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

    I have been working at Bain & Company full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Consulting pros: Varied projects/tasks, professional development/exit ops, early responsibility
    Bain pros: Fun-loving culture with extraoridnary team environments, private equity opportunities, true focus on results at the client level

    Cons

    Hours are not bad (~60/week), but are very unpredictable, can't commit to something like a late Weds dinner with a friend. There's a lack of transparency (maybe necessary) on how activities such as staffing, sourcing, and fees are run.



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