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Updated May 23, 2022

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Top Review Highlights by Sentiment

Pros
  • "Not as stuffy as I thought it would be and I got to work with some really great people.(in 761 reviews)
  • "Bain & Co is a Global firm which has a great culture and offers many challenges.(in 730 reviews)
  • "Tons of learning and great colleagues(in 204 reviews)
  • "Great benefits (formal and informal)(in 134 reviews)
  • "Interesting work with great training.(in 120 reviews)
Cons
  • "Long hours; certain Partners are not 'current' Bain and don't have a focus on worklife balance(in 521 reviews)
  • "overworked and no work life balance(in 344 reviews)
  • "Late working hours.(in 195 reviews)
  • "Not as apolitical as it likes to sell itself, running into a bad case or bad manager can really derail your trajectory.(in 42 reviews)
  • "Hours are long and management do not care about sustainability(in 32 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year
    Featured Review

    Great firm

    Oct 31, 2021 - Associate Consultant in Boston, MA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Solid culture, really cooperative, a lot of feedback both down and up, Leadership cares for employees

    Cons

    All normal consulting cons around hours

    2 people found this review helpful
  2. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 8 years

    Great people and company

    May 20, 2022 - Vice President Marketing 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Amazing people and culture - very supportive

    Cons

    Can be bureaucratic at times

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  3. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Welcome to Bain

    Oct 5, 2015 - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Welcome to Bain. I'm going to give you a problem that neither the CEO nor his entire management team could solve. And I'm probably going to give you lots of different opinions and imperfect data sources. And then I'll ask you to focus in on where the most value is and convince all those people with different opinions that you're right. But don't worry, I'm also going to give you a Bain team. Those associates and consultants are going to be tenacious in coming up with creative approaches. Those managers and partners are going to knock down barriers for you, connect you where you need to be connected, guide, support, direct and re-direct you. The office support staff is going to fix your computer after you spilled coffee on it for the third time, find you the unfindable data source, and smile and hand you a baked good after you ask for help re-doing dozens of slides. You are empowered and accountable but you are not alone. And the best part is you can't fail. Because after all, what all those people are reinforcing is that a Bainie never lets another Bainie fail.

    Cons

    Here's how you know you've made it at Bain. The reward for doing a good job is getting a bigger, tougher problem next time. Meaning, you are always solving the easiest problem you will ever solve again. This takes a lot of resilience and active managing of self-expectations to remember that you are not actually getting worse, the problems are just getting harder. So my advice is to remember that. And then take a second to realize that it would be a lot less fun if the reverse were true. And isn't that precisely why you wanted this job in the first place anyway? It sure was for me.

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    728 people found this review helpful

    Bain & Company Response

    Director, Global Consultant Talent Management

    You have captured the essence of what it means to work here! Thanks for sharing your experience.

  4. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Great job

    May 19, 2022 - Senior Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
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    Pros

    Really love it, exciting problems, awesome clients, BEST CULTURE

    Cons

    Traveling, hours, the unpredictability at times

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  5. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Best organization ever

    May 19, 2022 - Manager Assistant in Dallas, TX
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great culture, great support system, good training (some hands-on needed to learn), great work-life balance. Bain is a very diverse organization and they make you feel like they care about your input. There’s a lot of flexibility when it comes to working from home, and a lot of activities and group you can participate in to network and grow within the org.

    Cons

    Can’t think of any real con.

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  6. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    A company that treats it's employees like adults

    May 12, 2022 - Marketing Director in Boston, MA