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Bain & Company Reviews

Updated September 17, 2018
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  1. "Best place to work"

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    Current Employee - Consultant
    Current Employee - Consultant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ownership, fantastic people, high profile clients, engaging work, superior staffing model

    Cons

    Hours can be long, travel most weeks


  2. Helpful (506)

    "Welcome to Bain"

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

    I have been working at Bain & Company full-time (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.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to find and promote the leadership that lives our operating principles.

    Bain & Company Response

    Sep 27, 2016 – Director, Global Consultant Talent Management

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

  3. "Fantastic Place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Amazing culture and talented people!

    Cons

    None. It was a great place to work


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Most growth I've ever experienced!"

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

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

    Pros

    I really love that I am always given a challenge and pushed to reach my full potential. Leadership mentors you and encourages you to be transparent with what your long term goals are - they want to make sure you're job is aligned with your personal ambitions. Bain cares about employees' well-being and I feel this everyday. Very happy to be here.

    Cons

    There are no downsides to working here.


  5. "Amazing Culture! Amazing People!"

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    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.


  6. "Great culture but hard work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bain & Company full-time

    Pros

    Amazing people- strong focus on professional development and learning.

    Cons

    High stress associated with client services


  7. "Senior Associate Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    I worked at Bain & Company full-time

    Pros

    Great culture and lots of upward mobility

    Cons

    don't always have much say into project type

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Lives up to the hype!"

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    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.


  9. "Great company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    the people are amazing and care about your development

    Cons

    long hours with no much flexibility


  10. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great place to work, - amazing benefits

    Cons

    Some period of long hours


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