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Updated April 23, 2017
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Pros
  • Bain AAG has Amazing work life balance (in 64 reviews)

  • Incredibly steep learning curve (in 52 reviews)

Cons
  • work life balance can be challenging (in 247 reviews)

  • Be prepared for long hours on some cases (in 272 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Incredible place to learn"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Associate Consultant in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Associate Consultant in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bain & Company full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people above all! Learning opportunities - good cases, really creating impact for client, can staff according to professional growth needs - leadership opps are unbelievable; and develop good work ethic and endurance

    Cons

    Hours vary from project to project and can be rather tough at times.
    Sometimes can't always staff ideally, but there's always something positive to find in a project.

    Advice to Management

    Always make sure all levels of the team feel heard and appreciated!


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Marketing"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Marketing in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and smart people in company.

    Cons

    Poor communication and management in department. Low morale.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Associate Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Bain & Company full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Intelligent colleagues, great pay, collegiate culture, immense growth opportunity, fast-pace, endless exit opportunities, strong alumni network

    Cons

    Sometimes long hours; experience is almost completely case dependent


  4. "Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bain & Company full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The people, learning, prestige, diversity of industries, and incredibly meaningful work done for some of the most prestigious organizations in the world.

    Cons

    You don't always get the cases you want when you want them, but that is an inherent quirk of the job.


  5. "You cannot pick a better place to start your career"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bain & Company full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    With responsibility right out of the gate and a learning curve that never ends, Bain is an incredible place to join the business world, no matter what you want to do with your career. The culture of support, fun, and energy cannot be beat and I love the people I work with and learn from on a daily basis.

    Cons

    It is up to you to create your own lifestyle, so learning to be a self-advocate early on can be tricky.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Highly recommend!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bain & Company (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to learn coming either out of MBA or undergrad. Interesting problems and great people to work with.

    Cons

    Not surprisingly, can be long hours.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Great Culture, Better People"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Bain & Company has a contagiously positive atmosphere, in which each and every employee genuinely invests in his or her peers to create an environment filled with support, reinforcement, and affirmation. Bain has an unprecedented culture that is warm, inviting, and fun, and this inspires and invigorates employees such as myself. Bain employees work extremely hard to produce great work, and the support of the Bain community makes this easy and enjoyable. Everyone at Bain walks around the office with a smile, no matter how stressful a case may be or how much work needs to get done. I am extremely grateful to work in such an uplifting environment in which I feel challenged and appreciated.

    Cons

    I can't think of any cons to working at Bain & Company!


  8. "Consultant review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Learn a lot; challenging, good clients

    Cons

    Hard work; long hours, thankless work


  9. "The BEST Place to Work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate Consultant in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Associate Consultant in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bain & Company full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Opportunity to tackle interesting business problems each day
    - Incredible people to work alongside
    - Top-notch training programs and focus on personal development

    Cons

    - Hours can sometimes be high, but management works proactively to address these cases


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Case Team Leader in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Case Team Leader in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Your colleagues are legitimately smart, and always interested in helping you progress your career. Pay is generous and grows quickly if you do well. Company culture is unparalleled. Work is interesting and focused on most important company problems

    Cons

    Work can be taxing, and the nature of client services often leads to fire drills and stress. As with any consulting firm, sometimes you'll work on specific tasks that are annoying, but it's definitely the minimum

    Advice to Management

    Keep on doing what you're doing. Focus on how to help young parents and families balance the demands of a client-facing role with raising a family.


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