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Bainbridge Reviews

Updated December 2, 2014
Updated December 2, 2014
31 Reviews
3.6
31 Reviews
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  1.  

    Excellent in the area

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    Former Employee - Contractor in La Jolla, CA
    Former Employee - Contractor in La Jolla, CA

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

    Pros

    -Well known management consulting company

    Cons

    -Long hours, not much help for personal growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Hire more employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    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 an year)

    Pros

    Great culture, benefits, people amongst other things.

    Cons

    Horrible hours and growth is political.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Development Intern in La Jolla, CA
    Current Employee - Business Development Intern in La Jolla, CA

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

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    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 an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    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 an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Learned quite a lot as a student

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

    I have been working at Bainbridge as an intern (less than an 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.

  8.  

    Extremely fulfilling and paved my way to many future career opportunities

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

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Invest more in the Consulting arm.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 6 people found this helpful  

    Great for 1-2 years at the beginning of your career, but leave as soon as you have reaped the benefits.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    It is a small company (20-25 employees) so you are able to "wear many hats" within the company. Lots of room for growth in both responsibility and "titles". Non-managerial employees are top notch. Very bright young professionals, great intellectual stimulation. It is a great starting point for your professional career - you will learn a lot (from both training and trial/error), work a lot of hours, get paid very low but what you take away is what made it worthwhile for me. I would not be where I am in my career if it were not for Bainbridge. I made a lot of lifelong friends at this company as well. For those two reasons, I am grateful for the experience I had at Bainbridge. If you can put up with the b.s. for a year, its a great place to put some time in and get out.

    Cons

    They consistently lie about their financial health to employees. Managers don't have full autonomy of their teams; they are merely messengers. Managing Director is in his own world (and also likes to put fake reviews on glass door to make the company look more favorable).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop posting fake reviews on Glassdoor; it is very obvious to former employees. Value your employees and exercise ethical business practices. Managing Director needs to be replaced. Increase transparency! Just be honest with your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Run Away!!!

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

    I have been working at Bainbridge full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Learning about in industry and subsector can be intellectually stimulating but with little pratical application in your career later on

    The coffee cart outside has a good selection

    Cons

    frequently late paychecks
    high turnover (80% in 8 months)
    low employee tenure (longest 2 yrs)
    Company claims they do investment banking but does not -and does not carry any licenses to do so
    low moral
    no 401k
    no opportunity for advancement

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    This would be 0 stars if that was an option. Stay away, RUN AWAY from this "company"

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    Former Employee - M&A Research Analyst in La Jolla, CA
    Former Employee - M&A Research Analyst in La Jolla, CA

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

    Pros

    There were a number of highly intelligent people that I worked with.

    Cons

    -Terrible Management that is running the company to the ground.
    -Long hours.
    -Below market pay, probably less than minimum wage for the work you're asked to do with the hours to do it with.
    -Employees are mistreated, as they are replaceable in the eyes of management.
    -Really high turnover, I believe since I've worked there I've seen over half the team leave and/or fired.
    -Non-existent HR.
    -No perks, no 401k, terrible medical coverage (as in they won't give it to you unless you bug them), just god awful moldy coffee.
    -Straight up lies to candidates in order to get them to agree to sign on.
    -More interns than full-time employees (probably 15 total full-time employees and the rest of the "60" member team are interns).
    -Terrible company culture.
    -No upward movement
    -Fake promotions, they will change your title without offering a change in pay but expect you to perform more.
    -You'll never see the CEO, for some time many on the team questioned his existence.

    Honestly I'm going to stop here because the list can go on for days. Don't bother with this place unless you enjoy hating life. They mislead young, naive college graduates into working for them under the impression that they will easily make "60k" with non existent bonuses and work them to the bone. Don't fall for it. Company morale was at an all time low before I left and many genuinely hated being there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    – Listen to your employees, treat them better, offer more perks that show the employees you care, pay them more, overhaul the company culture, and lastly, fire yourselves.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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