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Overall, great career for short stints. Limited and self-limiting for >5 yrs.

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - AC to Consultant  in  Dallas, TX
Current Employee - AC to Consultant in Dallas, TX

I have been working at Bain & Company full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

Attracts the highest calibre people at all entry point levels.

Competitive compensation for those starting out or switching fields.

Young 20s and 30s culture. "Work hard, play hard."

You earn experience and pedigree fast. Good exit opportunities into corporate or finance arenas.

Cons

No women, no minorities, no effort to encourage heterogeneity of profile or thought. Big boys culture.

You will never see your family. The young single people love the travel and perqs opportunities. The married people have either uber traditional or shaky marriages because you are never home and can commit to nothing.

People who work there more than a couple of years develop a mindset that there isn't anything in the world outside Bain that pays or rewards better. Nothing could be further from the truth.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people, little to no opportunities for advancement from administrative assistant roles

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager Assistant  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Manager Assistant in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Bain & Company full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Excellent company culture; great people: bright, energetic, hardworking; opportunities endless for consultant staff

    Cons

    Few opportunities for non-consulting staff, poor management for non-consulting staff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire brighter and more capable people for your middle-management administrative positions.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Fun, great people, a lot of leaning opportunities

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Bain & Company full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Working with great people, learning a varied skillset and getting to know a wide range of different industries. Great career opportunities coming out.

    Cons

    Could be very long hours on some cases. A very steep learning curve, a lot of travel (though still less than the other consulting companies)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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