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Great place to start your career

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

I worked at Bain & Company full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Learn a lot, smart people, interesting cases

Cons

You are still a generalist at the end of the day

Advice to ManagementAdvice

A bit too fratty at times

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    Excellent place to learn with smart and fun co-workers

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    Current Employee - Associate Consultant  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Strong culture of mentorship and learning pervades most day-to-day activities. There is a consistent focus to make sure employees are developing the skills they need to succeed.

    Variety of industry coverage and practice area capabilities. Regardless of particular area of interest, chances are the opportunity to work in it will pop up at some point.

    The people, can not emphasize enough how much this impacts the experience

    Cons

    The hours can get a bit long at times, and there is the potential for the experience to vary based on the cases assigned (i.e. working at only one company, vs. working at many)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great Company, not for Everyone

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    Former Employee - Case Team Leader  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Case Team Leader in New York, NY

    I worked at Bain & Company full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Overall, I had a great experience at Bain. The quality of the people is fantastic and learning environment is great. Particularly for folks starting their careers, Bain provides a great, no nonsense introduction to business. The fact-based and numbers-driven approach to consulting is

    Cons

    The leverage model leads to a lot of very junior people carrying the bulk of the workload. This sometimes led to fairly shallow analyses of the client's business. People tended to stick to the playbook rather than thinking deeply about the client's industry and specific challenges. This works very well when looking for cost reductions/efficiency, but fails when looking at go to market strategy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The partners are generally great. They should be paying closer attention to the output of more junior teams and pushing real depth in analysis rather than simple, paint by numbers strategy formulation.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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