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The ultimate post HBS business school

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Former Employee - Partner in Boston, LA
Former Employee - Partner in Boston, LA

I worked at Bain & Company full-time (More than 8 years)

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

Pros

Understand how to develop and execute business strategy at the highest level
Get as close to operating a company at the C Level as an advisor
Confidence to solve the hardest business problems in the world
Network of the next generation of business leaders

Cons

Not for anyone trying to balance their life
Travel can be insane
Starting to be more like McKinsey than the old Bain

Advice to Management

Prune the vines...only the strongest should remain
Continue to take risks and be the innovator
Always measure results and value period

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  1. Great place to work!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bain & Company

    Pros

    The culture and people are amazing.

    Cons

    Limited opportunities on the administrative side of the business.

  2. Helpful (1)

    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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