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Amazing organizational culture

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Current Employee - Marketing Coordinator
Current Employee - Marketing Coordinator

I have been working at Bain & Company

Pros

The people and culture are beyond compare. Management goes out of their way to create a work environment that is challenging, engaging, fun and motivating.

Cons

The hours and expectations re: working outside of normal work hours.

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Recommends
Approves of CEO

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  1. 7 people found this helpful  

    Know what you're getting yourself into

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    Current Employee - Consultant  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Bain & Company

    Pros

    Great name recognition for post-consulting careers - many headhunters will call you within the first month of your employment. The exposure to different industries and opportunity to learn a lot about how companies are run is great. Internal resources and support (i.e. research, IT) are excellent and so are certain perks (Friday afternoon happy hours, great vacation schedule). The training at Bain is comprehensive and one can tell that the firm spares no expenses to train its people. The company provides many tools to help one do one's job and there are opportunities to work abroad in other offices to experience other cultures.

    Cons

    High pressure, long hours and residual "old boys club" culture still persists. There are obvious favoritisms right from the start for those who have previously worked for the firm as Associate Consultants. The "meritocracy" that the firm preaches isn't always true - the louder one whines the more one gets. There is generally a lack of clarity on what is expected and what those expectations mean. Promotion usually favors those who were with the firm previously, and is openly talked about by management. This creates conflict and disparity among post-MBA hires and sets unnecessary rivalry and competition among colleagues. Managers at Bain are not trained to lead and manage people - they're trained to produce presentations and get the project done, so there is little in terms of professional development, even though that's what the firm touts as its key characteristics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be fair and honest.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    great to work out of undergrad but upside is limited

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    Former Employee - Consultant  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Consultant in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Bain & Company

    Pros

    good people, effort to maintain work life balance, social events outside of the office, steep learning curve, smart peers, opportunity to explore different industries

    Cons

    poor work life balance, sometime low impact work for a consultant, too much emphasis on fun, consulting staff is very young (compared to McK, BCG), client question the level of maturity, partner staff is seldom weak with expertise

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    focus more on work life balance, consider strengthening middle management rather than recruiting tons of college grads

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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