Bainbridge Reviews

Updated March 16, 2015
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  1. Great company to work for

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    Former Intern - Global Research Specialist in La Jolla, CA
    Former Intern - Global Research Specialist in La Jolla, CA

    I worked at Bainbridge as an intern (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Looks great on the resume. People are very friendly and nice.

    Cons

    Learning curve stops after about 2 weeks, so you just do the same thing after that.

  2. Good place to gain new experience for fresh graduate!

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst Intern in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Business Analyst Intern in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Bainbridge (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The company has a good working environment both in their morning shift and night shift. All the co-workers, supervisors, and senior analysts are all nice. They really value work-life balance. Once in a while, the company treats us during lunch/ dinner as an appreciation for our hard-working in the projects. The company is diverse.

    Cons

    The wage is not negotiable. The wage and salary relatively lower than the market has. The turnover rate is quite pretty high especially they don't sponsor working visa for foreign workers.

    Advice to Management

    The upper level management definitely need to do something in order to fix the turnover rate. Keep maintain the relationship with the employees and interns so they can enjoy working in the company and planning to stay longer!

  3. Helpful (5)

    Fake Glass Door Reviews / Degrading culture

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    Former Employee - Mergers & Acquisition Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Mergers & Acquisition Analyst in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Bainbridge

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - You can leverage the position to sound better than it actually is for your next job.
    - Lots of experience cold calling (if that's what you're into)

    Cons

    - Missed several paychecks while employed, which prompted my departure
    - Smoke and Mirrors, overall. MD is essentially a con man, the way that he sells his "investment banking" services to PE firms
    - Churns analysts with long hours - ridiculous reading assignments - and low pay (if they don't miss your check)
    - Mythical CEO Carlos Arias who lives in Panama and barely is informed on what Bainbridge does

    Advice if you get the job: Start looking for another after 4-5 months.

    Advice to Management

    Give it up. Stop posting fake reviews on Glassdoor to boost your rating (same technique used with PE firms).

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  5. Analyst

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    Current Employee - Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Analyst in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Bainbridge full-time (more than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great culture, benefits, people amongst other things.

    Cons

    Horrible hours and growth is political.

  6. Excellent in the area

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Contractor in La Jolla, CA
    Former Contractor - Contractor in La Jolla, CA

    I worked at Bainbridge as a contractor (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Well known management consulting company

    Cons

    -Long hours, not much help for personal growth

    Advice to Management

    -Hire more employees

  7. Great company to work for

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Business Development Intern in La Jolla, CA
    Current Intern - Business Development Intern in La Jolla, CA

    I have been working at Bainbridge as an intern (less than a year)

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

    Pros

    young staff, lots of hands on learning, fast paced, interesting projects.

    Cons

    small office so many responsibilities that are not in the job description.

  8. Good place to start working in M&A experience.

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    Former Employee - M&A Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - M&A Analyst in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Bainbridge full-time (more than a year)

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

    Pros

    Good team of analysts and contact with Private Equity firms all over the globe

    Cons

    Not many. Some people don't like the 7am time, but I'm a morning person.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. There is a positive culture here, and it is a place I enjoyed working.

  9. Smart people, good M&A clients, intensive learning and opportunity if experienced in sales and dedicated to sector

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    Current Employee - M&A Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - M&A Analyst in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Bainbridge full-time (more than a year)

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

    Pros

    Worked for top PE firms that were clients, some market analyzing. Good exposure to various M&A sectors, learned the process of private equity. Didn't do any capital raising, good, just deal sourcing and analysis work. Got to work with major executives owners of companies around country. Some exceptionally bright and motivated people, a couple of folks not so. Six figures in second year if you figure out the right clients and teams and stay away from riff raff.

    Cons

    It's easy to get a job, hard to keep it leaving more entry level analysts shell shocked. M&A isn't easy, takes patience. This is a sales profession and the company hired a lot of rookies as well as experienced people. The former usually didn't make it. I had a few years of real sales experience and ran circles around my peers.

    Advice to Management

    Keep hiring criteria and standards high to reduce more difficult entry level people.

  10. Learned quite a lot as a student

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    Current Intern - Intern in San Diego, CA
    Current Intern - Intern in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Bainbridge as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good learning experience in consulting.
    Great for student in the area.
    Flexible time schedule

    Cons

    Management is too far from employee and interns.
    Do not have meetings or open communications.

  11. Extremely fulfilling and paved my way to many future career opportunities

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Business Analyst Intern in San Diego, CA
    Former Intern - Business Analyst Intern in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Bainbridge as an intern (less than a year)

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

    Pros

    -Able to work alongside FT Business Analysts and engage in hands-on projects
    -Lots of Excel Building and Primary Research
    -Interesting scope of international and domestic projects
    -Was able to participate in brain storming sessions with fellow Consultants who were extremely constructive and welcoming.

    Cons

    -None that I can think of.
    -This review ONLY applies for the consulting arm. Cannot speak on behalf of private equity and M&A.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in the Consulting arm.

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