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Smart, passionate people; probably the best of the big three if you want to do consulting

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Former Employee - Consultant in Boston, MA
Former Employee - Consultant in Boston, MA

I worked at Bain & Company full-time (More than a year)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

- Smart, passionate people, who really care about each other and their work
- Very much a culture of "work hard, play hard", with senior partners just as ready to let loose and have fun as the new associate consultants
- Culture focuses on helping each other, and succeeding as a team, yet still acts as a meritocracy for rewarding performance; meritocratic comp becomes more pronounced at more senior levels

Cons

- Long hours are often part of the game at management consulting firms; anecdotally Bain is the best of the top 3, but the whole industry isn't the place for those looking to work 9-to-5
- You will live in PowerPoint. Except when you're living in Excel.
- High pressure, demanding schedule. You may love that, or it may grind you down. Probably both.

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    World class platform to develop yourself into a change-oriented leader

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal
    Current Employee - Principal

    I have been working at Bain & Company full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Pragmatic approach that designs and executes results that stick
    - People who team well and operate with the utmost integrity
    - Optimal blend of global scale with continued growth opportunities
    - Flexible platform over the course of your career
    - Very attractive economics

    Cons

    - Demanding career, but people attracted to Bain are ambitious by nature. You'll work hard wherever you go, because that's who you are. Might as well benefit from a more impactful and rewarding career if you're going to put in the hours anyways.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up.

  2. Bain is a great place to work, if you don't have a family

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant
    Former Employee - Consultant

    I worked at Bain & Company full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people are wonderful and you will learn a ton. And you'll get a great job when you leave.

    Cons

    The travel and hours are brutal if you have a family. If not, they're still tough, but probably pretty manageable

    Advice to Management

    Stop with the "we don't work that hard" BS in recruiting.

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