Bain & Company Reviews

Updated Jul 5, 2020

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  • "Hours and travel can be tough but that is true of any consulting job(in 58 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "One of the best places to work"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bain & Company full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Endless positives and opportunity - the people, the caring culture, the amount you learn

    Cons

    There really aren't any drawbacks

  2. "Great place"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Senior Associate Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bain & Company full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    People, learn a lot, culture

    Cons

    Long hours, can be exhausting

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  3. Helpful (596)

    "Welcome to Bain"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bain & Company full-time for more than 5 years

    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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    Bain & Company Response

    September 27, 2016Director, Global Consultant Talent Management

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

  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Case Team Leader in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Bain & Company full-time

    Pros

    Great teams, great SMART people, great benefits

    Cons

    Up or out type of management

  5. "No better place to start your career"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Consulting Associate 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bain & Company full-time

    Pros

    Incredible professional development, one of a kind culture

    Cons

    You will our in the hours, but it’s worth it!

  6. "Fantastic place to start your career"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Senior Associate Consultant 

    I have been working at Bain & Company full-time

    Pros

    Teams and people genuinely want you to succeed, care for your professional development

    Cons

    Like any top tier consultancy, hours can be long

  7. "Great place to work"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bain & Company full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Honest, transparent leadership with employees at the centre

    Cons

    65 hours per week is a regular feature of the job

  8. "Good"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Software Engineer 

    I worked at Bain & Company part-time

    Pros

    Benefit is good and WLB is good

    Cons

    Actually no many bad things

  9. "Incredible learning and people; work-life balance is tough"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bain & Company full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Work on challenging problems for awesome clients with amazing colleagues

    Cons

    Work-life balance is very difficult

  10. "Amazing firm"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bain & Company full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great work environment and many learning opportunities

    Cons

    Workload can be challenging depending on the project

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