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  1.  

    Great company to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant
    Current Employee - Consultant

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

    Pros

    People in the organization are incredibly smart and create a great working environment.

    Cons

    Lots of travel and long hours

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Hands down awesome

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

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

    Pros

    Incredible culture - people work really hard, but they enjoy doing it; Incredible people - mix of intelligence but also humility that you don't find at the other top consulting firms; Amazing exit opportunities - the Bain network is not only big, it's incredibly strong. Ex-Bainies will almost always help out another Bainie without fail. This is truly a remarkable place.

    Cons

    work life balance - hours can get rough, and travel is not always the most convenient option.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep making culture top priority!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Bain & Company Response

    Nov 25, 2014Director, Global Consultant Talent Management

    Thanks for writing about your experience of working at Bain. I agree, consulting is a challenging career but also very rewarding due to the quick pace of learning and broad range of client projects.

  3.  

    Great experience, would like to work there again in the future

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Marketing in Boston, MA
    Former Contractor - Marketing in Boston, MA

    I worked at Bain & Company as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Smart people and great mentorship

    Cons

    NO cons, I was overall pleased with all aspects of the company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Bain has a lot of great people but is increasingly stuck in 1995

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant

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

    Pros

    The people are really awesome and passionate about what they do. The company is generally very forthright and the compensation tends to be very competitive. The career opportunities after leaving the consulting staff are tremendous.

    Cons

    Client services is always challenging on lifestyle and Bain is no exception. Leadership usually has the best intentions but there is nothing that protects the front line consultants. People get called of vacations and in on weekends to do work and the LT acts like there is nothing they can do about it. Bain also struggles to value anyone that isn't directly client serving - they're always viewed as overhead even if they are mission critical to serving the client. The partner group is also very stodgy and skeptical of anything new and different.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 5 people found this helpful  

    Love the coaching I am getting!

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    • 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 (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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Amazing culture with very high expectations

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    The people: I am inspired to come to work everyday to learn from my coworkers.

    The culture: everyone hears this about Bain, but it's actually true. It's an incredibly fun, supportive and challenging environment. They work hard and play hard.

    The work: We get to deal with some of the world's most complex and challenging problems, and no two days are every the same.

    Cons

    The pace and the expectations can sometimes be overhwhelming.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Talented, fun people solving tough problems. Great supportive culture and less travel than competing consulting companies.

    Cons

    Hours can be unpredictable at times. Overall work-life balance is great compared to competitors, but not as good as other industries.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Wonderfully supportive culture with work that makes a real impact for our clients.

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

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

    Pros

    Cases are extremely interesting and push you to think out of the box. Blue chip clients that seem to really value the work we are doing for them. Amazing culture and people that want to help you succeed in your role. I've never worked for a firm with such a supportive culture from peers all the way up to partners.

    Cons

    Hard to think of any. It is a demanding job, which may not be for everyone. However, the work we're doing and the people we do it with make it worth it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    I've been challenged and supported throughout my career at Bain and I am so grateful for that.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Bain & Company part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I'm constantly learning. There are outlets for me to join groups that I'm passionate about outside of work, non-profit work, event planning for the entire office, spanish lunch group etc. etc. I know I'm making an impact.

    Cons

    The bar is set very high and you're constantly being challenged. This works for me as I always want to learn as much as I can and be exposed to as much as possible, however, I know it's not for everyone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Incredible place to learn and grow

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    • 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 (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

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