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A challenging, but incredibly rewarding learning experience

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  • 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 (more than an 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

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    Working at Bain has given me work/life flexibility and the opportunity to make a significant global impact

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Case Team Leader in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Case Team Leader in New York, NY

    I have been working at Bain & Company full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people are smart, dynamic and fun and the global network of peers is fantastic. There is a strong focus on results and efficiency which optimizes the work we do and the outcome for our clients. The company does more than help other companies grow their profits,they are also very commited to driving social change and have both a formal and informal way for employees to get involved. There are great flexible career path options to enhance work/life balance - I'm taking advantage of one right now. And if you decide Bain isn't for you, it's a highly sought-after training ground for other careers (headhunters call all the time) and there is a strong alumni network to leverage for connections.

    Cons

    As with any consulting firm, being client-facing comes with two big cons: travel and schedule unpredictability. Bain tries to minimize both (e.g. not being away the full week if on a travel case, planning key client meetings in advance, anticipating the unexpected), but there's always an element that will remain uncontrollable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue supporting the flexible options for your employees - work/life balance is only going to increase in importance. Continue investing globally in social impact/pro bono work - it makes us all feel good to be part of the firm knowing that our company-wide efforts are effecting global change.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Bain & Company has offered me an incredible platform upon which to build a great career; the learning, impact, and a won

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Partner in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Partner in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Bain & Company full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The people and culture are hard to believe from the outside. It's truly exraordinary.

    Cons

    It's an intense place; need to bring your running shoes!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep investing in people and culture. It's what makes Bain so special.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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