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Best place to work if consulting for BigCo is your gig...

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

I worked at Bain & Company

Pros

Culture is cult like - if you work hard play hard, this is the place for you
Compensation is the same as McK & BCG - almost best of breed in consulting
Nature of work - one of 3 places to do core strategy work.

Cons

Work can be demanding, there is pressure to over deliver all the time because the client is paying big bucks, system is not set up to make you successful - you have to do that yourself - but they will give you the training, tools, etc...

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All in all management is doing a great job to preserve the culture and stay connected with alums. Keep it up.

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Worthwhile, but not as good as advertised.

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    Current Employee - Associate Consultant  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Bain & Company

    Pros

    People are really fun. It's a laidback, fun atmosphere. The culture is very collegial and people enjoy being around each other.

    Cons

    The work can be dull, and you find yourself wondering what you're actually doing for companies. It can be frustrating at times.

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  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Amazing firm

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    Current Employee - Consultant  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY

    I have been working at Bain & Company

    Pros

    Bain is truly an amazing firm - the people are some of the brightest, kindest, and most fun I have ever met.

    Cons

    It can be a bit unforgiving and overwhelming if you aren't a strong performer. But there is lots of coaching to help you "get it".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please get rid of on-site travel 4 days/week. It is expensive for the client, demoralizing for the team, and does not add incremental value beyond the first two weeks (to meet the client) and then again for presentations. If needed, partners and senior managers should "take the hit" of travel more than ACs and Consultants. In the world of videoconferencing, it is better for sanity and cost to stay near home office.

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