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Updated January 15, 2018
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Pros
  • Great benefits including a world-class profit sharing plan (in 8 reviews)

  • Great attitudes, hard working, overall great place to work (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bain Capital (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pretty solid place to work!

    Cons

    Pay could be more competitive

    Advice to Management

    keep it up


  2. "nice company"

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    Former Employee - Reception in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Reception in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bain Capital (More than a year)

    Pros

    nice to work at Bain

    Cons

    not any cons against the management

    Advice to Management

    Keep selling

  3. "Well run firm"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Small teams, good growth opportunities.

    Cons

    Long working hours. climate control in office can be iffy


  4. "Good place to learn"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bain Capital full-time

    Pros

    Open communication and understanding mentor

    Cons

    Expect to put in long hours during busy season


  5. "Executive Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for Excellent benefits and competitive salary Company name is well known and has a strong reputation

    Cons

    The margin for error is very low They expect excellence on a daily basis so you need to stay on top of your work


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Beware..."

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Competitive salary, great benefits, company name recognition

    Cons

    Long hours, office politics, poor company morale


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Competitive salary, fast paced environment, great benefits package, beautiful facilities (dining room, gym).

    Cons

    Not a ton of room for upward mobility

  8. "One of the best places I ever worked"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bain Capital full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    great learning environment, supportive team structure, ever a dull moment in my 9 years here; I always tell people that here is where you learn to play a bigger role elsewhere.

    Cons

    I can't think of any

    Advice to Management

    use technology to transform operation first. Break unnecessary walls. Cut unnecessary staff.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Structural underperformer"

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    Former Employee - Analyst
    Former Employee - Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bain Capital (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    You get paid a lot of money, it's a highly prestige firm, and get to work with interesting people

    Cons

    The firm is structurally disadvantaged as an investor vs. its peer institutions due to an intellectual dishonest culture that pushes out dissenters and encourages yes--men.


  10. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great attitudes, hard working, overall great place to work.

    Cons

    None - really can't think of a thing.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up.


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