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Bain Capital Reviews

Updated September 25, 2018
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Pros
  • "Great benefits including a world-class profit sharing plan" (in 8 reviews)

  • "Great company with excellent facilities and above average benefits" (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours, office politics, poor company morale" (in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work and learn."

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

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

    Pros

    Great location, benefits and people. Challenging work and you learn a lot.

    Cons

    Challenging work. High Expectations.

    Advice to Management

    Would be great to move to more of a formal flexible work policy.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work in investing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bain Capital full-time

    Pros

    learn a lot early on, particularly as very junior employee

    Cons

    huge hierarchy, endless slides, when will they end?!?

  3. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Wonderful place to work for a while

    Cons

    Long hours imposed by senior staff


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Developer"

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

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

    Pros

    Great company with excellent facilities and above average benefits. Most people are dedicated and helpful and you'll learn a lot by working on challenging projects.

    Cons

    Beware of joining IT Development. Initial salary and benefits offered would seem much better than any other employer... but take caution. You'll soon find yourself working in impossible situations putting in 2x effort - 24x7 for most of your time with this company. If anyone is thinking of joining then make sure you;re paid at least 75 to 100 percent higher than what the market offers to make your time and efforts compensated .

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to how teams are run in IT.


  5. "Senior associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bain Capital full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Not much to report here.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Only good if you are deal staff"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bain Capital full-time

    Pros

    Good salary
    Great retirement
    Nice location

    Cons

    If you are Finance or IT you are treated like the help and there is no advancement so I hope you like the job you come it at.

    Advice to Management

    Could you make Shared Services feel like they are important to the firm, because it wouldn’t run without them.


  7. "Bureaucratic firm"

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    Former Employee - Associate in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Associate in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bain Capital full-time

    Pros

    Stable, comfortable quiet environment, reasonable hours.

    Cons

    Very hierarchical firm, very low turnover at the top, high turnover at the bottom. Advancement comes with tenure with low correlation to performance.

  8. "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


  9. "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


  10. "Well run firm"

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    • Senior Management
    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


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