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Helpful (2)

Incredible support, great people, lots of smiles

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
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

There's an incredible amount of attention given to professional development, level of satisfaction with your work, your own personal and professional goals, and so on. But there's also a huge emphasis on company and office culture - the partners work hard to make this a place you *want* to be, because you actually enjoy it.

Cons

The hours can be daunting, and some of the actual day-to-day work (read: the work of consultants) is not hugely inspiring. Running surveys and mining data for insights is exciting for some people.. but not all people. Also, while the culture is fantastic in some offices, it is still in development stages in others - especially the newer ones.

Advice to Management

Experience sharing across offices to make Bain a *universally* enjoyable environment

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  1. Helpful (4)

    Growth Fueling Inconsistency

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Bain & Company

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great compensation
    Great way to gain additional post-MBA experience while exploring a variety of industries
    Opportunity to work with clients at a very high level

    Cons

    Lots of inconsistency at smaller offices.

    Growth of Atlanta and Dallas offices exceeded the ability to attract candidates at the level of quality of other North American offices, especially at manager level where they've been brought in by lower-caliber firms.

    Reality of travel is that once you get away from an office in a city that has a big base of potential clients, you'll be on the road all the time. Staffing has also become national. Can be hard to build mentors within your home office if staffed under managers based elsewhere.

    Some consultants work for the same client for case after case.

    Advice to Management

    Partners need to stop creating "make-work" engagments where they start a case that's ill-defined just to retain a client, and then waste months on scope when the team is already staffed up. wastes time, wastes client money, and kills morale.

    Promote managers from within the office- stop the outside hiring or do a better job of indoctrinating new managers.

    Increase transfers from more-desirable offices or else smaller offices' cultures will never catch up.

    Find a way to recruit and retain women in Dallas office. Prevent it from becoming a boys' club.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Bain is an amazing company. They truly practice what they preach.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Bain & Company

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Strong culture. Leadership that respects the talent and culture. Fun. Great benefits. Diversity at every level. Fun. Team spirit. Supportive associates. Caring. Respectful surroundings.

    Cons

    There are very few cons, they are the ones you find at any company. At times it can be stressful. There are times when the work load is heavy. In the end their is a work/life balance which is respected.

    Advice to Management

    Continue doing what you are doing. Listening to all levels in the organization. Keep change coming to continue to make us the best place to work.

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