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Bain & Company New York City Reviews

Updated November 29, 2018
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  1. "Come to gain experience. Stay because it's great"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Partner in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Partner in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you are open, you will learn new things every month. I've been there now for 18 years, and I still feel like I'm at the beginning of my career (in a very good way).

    Second, Bain's values are what you'd draw up on paper--open, honest, direct, focused on doing great things with our clients, and focused on personal growth for everyone in the organization

    Cons

    Less flexibility location-wise if you want to live in smaller cities (e.g., Cleveland, Detroit, Miami, Salt Lake)

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. The company doesn't stay stagnant, and yet with all of the change in the world, you've been able to keep us true to our values.

    Bain & Company Response

    Dec 3, 2018 – Director, Global Consultant Talent Management

    Thank you for sharing your experience working here. I'm glad to know the work excites you and that you've stayed here for nearly two decades. Thank you for contributing to and leading extraordinary... More


  2. "great company"

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

    I worked at Bain & Company (More than a year)

    Pros

    great leadership, good team spirit

    Cons

    hard work but worth it

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Political with potential"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fantastic benefits, inclusive, no separation between actual consulting and support staff, free food

    Cons

    cliquey, non transparent, shady, low pay in comparison to industry standards

    Advice to Management

    Please be honest and open with support staff. Weekly 'touchbases' and 'check-ins' are great but mean absolutely nothing if leadership is not being transparent about how they truly feel in regards to your work. Although Bain has a lot to offer, do not get too comfortable and always watch YOUR back because at the end of the day, business and seniority comes first.

    Bain & Company Response

    Nov 30, 2018 – Director, Global CSS Talent Management

    We take performance and employee development seriously and want to see every employee succeed. Managers are trained to guide employees in their development. In addition to regular check-ins and... More


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Some chinks in a mostly solid armor"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Case Team Leader in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Case Team Leader in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Prestige
    Salary and benefits
    Smart people
    Interesting clients and tough problems to solve
    Fun office
    Incredible support staff and resources

    Cons

    Hours are grueling and unsustainable
    Stress levels are extreme (and unnecessarily so)
    Support from above is highly variable


  5. "Smart people, long hours"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Inspiring people to work with and interesting cases; feedback is taken internally on each case every week

    Cons

    Long hours, not always the most flexible when it comes to work -life balance


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good for Skills, Bad for Impact/Meaning"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bain & Company full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good people at the junior levels; great skill development

    Cons

    Lack of impact in the P&L/business; no accountability; depressing lifestyle for partners

    Advice to Management

    It's tough to fix that the business is really just making slides


  7. "It's true: Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Incredibly smart people, but friendly and fun also
    Benefits are expansive
    Flexibility when the project allows in work location and times
    Learn not only in core work, but in general contact with other areas of the company

    Cons

    Can be demanding, long hours, travel - but is what's needed to deliver the results on time and at expectation
    Can be difficult to find the right path of career growth - but mentorship is available, but you need to drive it

    Advice to Management

    Keep driving diversity initiatives, keep driving innovation

  8. "People who live a collaborative and supportive culture"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Mission-driven company
    Values-based culture
    Collaborative and supportive
    People first

    Cons

    Intense industry with demanding clients

    Advice to Management

    Double down on the commitment to adding more diversity at bain


  9. "Amazing Culture! Amazing People!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - The people are amazing. Everyone at Bain is committed to helping you succeed, and thrive in your career. The employees really care about each other and support each other to be successful.
    - The work is great. If you are patient and express your career interests and passions, opportunities will come your way.
    - The company really values diversity and inclusion and you can tell it's something that is thought about at every level - I feel comfortable bringing my full self to work every day, and I know that I will be supported.

    Cons

    - None that I can think of. I can't imagine a better place to progress my career.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Lives up to the hype!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome people, social events, feels like a real family

    Cons

    Lots of hard work and being on the road can get really tiring.


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