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Great people, challenging opportunities

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Los Angeles, CA

I have been working at Bain & Company

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

While consulting with any of the major firms is an outstanding foundation for a career, Bain offers the opportunity to work with a special group of people that are incredibly smart, fun-loving, and supportive beyond belief. The friendships and mentorships you will develop at Bain are truly what make the job.

Cons

As with any client services firm, lifestyle can be vary depending on case and client demands, but the best managers focus the team's time on the highest priority demands.

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  1. An incredible growth experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Associate Consultant in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Bain & Company

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    More variety in staffing than at peers, always being pushed to the next level, strong friendships and mentorships across all levels of the organization, management works very hard to address issues

    Cons

    While Bain has made efforts to moderate the downsides of consulting as an industry, they're still there. Like in any client service industry, there can be last-minute requests, difficult client relationships and crush periods, as well as the usual travel lifestyle. I do feel like Bain does a good job of managing these to the highest extent possible, but they're still a fact of life.


  2. Awesome experience

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

    I have been working at Bain & Company

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Intense focus on professional development, for both a future in and outside of Bain -Amazing friendly and social atmosphere/culture -Opportunity to work on the most challenging questions and most leveraged issues companies face -Office transfer and externship program make it easy to explore other opportunities geographically or in other industries -Focus on sustainable work/life balance (doesn't always work out, but the effort and processes in place clearly show that it's a priority) -Accessibility of partner group -Travel limited to situations/cases where it's useful (not every case requires travel) -Generalist approach allows for diversity of experiences, but still opportunities to specialize

    Cons

    Not your normal 9-5 job - can be intense at times Like other consulting firms, relatively high turnover compared to industry Some of the bigger offices have reached size where it's difficult to know everyone in the office

    Advice to Management

    Continue focusing on culture


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