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Bainbridge Reviews

Updated February 18, 2015
Updated February 18, 2015
33 Reviews
3.4
33 Reviews
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  1.  

    Excellent in the area

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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)

    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.  

    Good place to gain new experience for fresh graduate!

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    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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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)

    Pros

    Great culture, benefits, people amongst other things.

    Cons

    Horrible hours and growth is political.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great company to work for

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    • 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)

    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
  7.  

    Good place to start working in M&A experience.

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    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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
  8.  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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
  9.  

    Learned quite a lot as a student

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    • Career Opportunities
    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.

  10.  

    Extremely fulfilling and paved my way to many future career opportunities

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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)

    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
  11. 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 a 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

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