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

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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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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Growth Fueling Inconsistency

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Bain & Company

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

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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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