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Best place to learn and develop as a business leader

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Current Employee - Consultant  in  Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL

I have been working at Bain & Company

Pros

Working with phenomenal people on some of the toughest and most interesting business problems in the world. You are constantly being pushed to improve and expand your skills and somehow finding room for a lot of fun of your co-workers.

Cons

Fast-paced job can lead to a fast-paced lifestyle, you need to be pretty flexible with outside commitments and be ready for wahtever your client/project team needs.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Unlike any place you will ever work... smart, fun, & innovative

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

    I have been working at Bain & Company

    Pros

    The people who work at Bain are smart, fun, motivated, caring and will become some of the your closest friends. A mission statement and corporate philosophy that you can believe in and see everyone from the most senior partners of the company to the receptionist practicing every day.

    Cons

    A very lean company where an incredible vacation benefit often goes to waste, because you cannot find the time to take-off. Long days, nights, and weekends are the norm.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Greater investment in work/life balance for CSS staff.

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  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work coming out of college and learn about the "real world".

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Bain & Company

    Pros

    Great place in terms of work/life balance. Managers are very fair about lettign employees use thier vacation time and are understanding when unexpected scenarios present themselves. The company is very unique in the culture and the various activties they offer throughout the year to reward employees. When they want to do something they do go all in. There is no holding back or cutting corners.

    Cons

    Working in the administrative side of the business, chance for job growth and promotions are limited. A lot of the upper level managers have been here for a long time and are not going anywhere. There is very little chance to move up. There are no mid-level managerial positions and your career path can be very ambiguous at times. Hiring practices for open positions can be a lengthy process as the company looks to hire Senior level people at Junior level pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Although a lot is done to breakdown the barrier between the Administrative and Consulting sides of the company, it is still there and being an Administrative employee can feel like a 2nd class citizen at times. Company has come a long way, but there is still a lot more that can be done. Understanding the revenue generation comes from the Consulting side and that is the company's driving force, more recognition of the Administrative/Support Services would be nice.

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