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Former Employee - Executive Assistant  in  New York, NY
Former Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY

I worked at Bain & Company

Pros

work hard/play hard
great co-workers
good benefits

Cons

poor management of administrative staff

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Intense, but continue to learn a lot

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Bain & Company

    Pros

    Client engagements are overall very interesting and focused on the most important issues
    Culture is top rate
    People care about your development

    Cons

    Travel can be draining. Seems to be increasing
    Can't ever be 100% sure that your personal plans will stick
    Premium product offered to clients means there's never room to relax

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep being selective about client engagements. Growth at the expense of good people isn't worth it. Thanks for the support!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 6 people found this helpful  

    Decent company to work for

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Bain & Company

    Pros

    The people and my direct team are great to work with. Overall, it's a fun company to work for. The company perks and benefits are great (e.g., free coffee, cereal and fruit, monthly socials and gatherings to keep employees happy).

    Cons

    Unfairness in promotion. Bain often creates job titles/positions that aren't applicable in the outside work world. There is a huge disconnect between the administrative and consulting staff in terms of treatment and pay. Senior management tend to promote within if the candidate comes from a 'consulting' background, despite the person's hands on experience and knowledge in the industry. Senior management often values a consultant's perspective/insight more so than that of an admin employee with extensive knowledge and background in the industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your hard working employees and their expertise. Consultants aren't the only ones with expertise to offer to Bain. Bain should be able to do things more in-house versus having projects outsourced (to India or companies with certain expertise).

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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