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Great post-MBA landing spot

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Consultant  in  Los Angeles, CA
Current Employee - Consultant in Los Angeles, CA

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

Pros

- Engaged and energetic people
- Workable lifestyle
- Multiple opportunities outside of work

Bain is a great place to work post-MBA. I have colleagues that are younger and engage in multiple additional opportunities including the Bain Band, non-profit work, and recruiting, as well as colleagues who have young children and still find time to balance their case work while spending time with their families. Los Angeles in particular is a smaller office within the North American system and within 3 months you'll definitely know everyone's name (as opposed to just randomly passing them in the hall and awkwardly nodding)

Cons

- High turnover (typical of consulting)
- May have to spend some time in your car

Like any consulting you may be staffed in a case that involves significant and / or inconvenient travel (but there's always Starwoods) or with a manager whose working style differs from your own. But these apply to the field in general more than Bain and I think the company does a good job of utilizing a regional model to minimize excessive or unnecessary travel and having multiple opportunities for upward feedback including monthly case team surveys that are displayed in the office kitchen to help improve case team dynamics.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep doing what you're doing, while prioritizing making sure our case mix stays diverse and our culture stays vibrant.

Recommends
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  1.  

    Great place to launch your executive career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Principal  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Principal in Boston, MA

    I worked at Bain & Company full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The career/geographic flexibility and awesome culture - young, vibrant, creative. I worked in four continents over my decade there.

    Cons

    A lot bigger (and a bit more stuffy) than it used to be. Still great but has become a legitimate 'big' company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Accept other 'types' of people who might succeed in senior roles. The junior partners are not really inspiring and detracts from the value proposition

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A challenging, but incredibly rewarding learning experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 more than a year

    Pros

    Working with smart, driven co-workers and leaders. Exposure to a wide variety of industries and business functions. Opportunity to shape the future of large, influential companies and interface regularly with the leaders of those companies. Developing a superb platform for future career opportunities.

    Cons

    Long hours and significant travel. Difficulty in "turning it off" at the end of the day - often an expectation to be available late at night and/or on the weekends. Low degree of independence in first few years with the firm - often at the mercy of your direct superior

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to try and improve the lifestyle and sustainability of the job for current employees. Continue to be selective in the work we support, walking away from profitable yet low value-add work in order to focus on more strategic, higher-impact projects that differentiates us in the market place and provides a more exciting work environment for our associates

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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