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Bain & Company CEO Manny Maceda
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  • "Work life balance (is a given in the industry)(in 335 reviews)

  • "Unpredictable schedule; Long hours; High expectations(in 389 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (14)

    "Amazing place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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    I have been working at Bain & Company full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    - Interesting and challenging work with great exposure to senior clients - Fun and supportive culture, with strong focus on coaching and mentorship - Wide range of opportunities within the company (travel, transfers etc.)

    Cons

    - Hours and travel can make finding a work-life balance challenging

  2. "The people, culture and compensation make the work worth it"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Huge focus on people, sustainability and their development. Amazing work and super talented teams make the job worth it. Very transparent on changes and listening to what concerns there are. Big benefit for making travel very easy with a great expense policy.

    Cons

    Compensation is lower at Consultant level versus other MBBs; follower attitude can be seen as frustrating.

    Advice to Management

    Pick areas of the business that we are not going to have a follower strategy and lead the industry by redefining what to do there.

  3. Helpful (529)

    "Welcome to Bain"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
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    I have been working at Bain & Company full-time for more than 6 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...

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    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...

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    Advice to Management

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

    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. "Amazing Culture"

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      Current Employee - Senior Associate Consultant in San Francisco, CA

      I have been working at Bain & Company full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      People here actually care about you and your career beyond Bain; work is truly interesting and solves hard problems

      Cons

      Work-life balance can be bad at times

    • Helpful (2)

      "Great place to work"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I have been working at Bain & Company full-time

        Pros

        Great opportunities to work on interesting projects across many industries. Good people with strong culture and focus on professional development

        Cons

        Work life balance can be tough, but that is on par with the rest of the industry

      • Helpful (1)

        "Great place to work and learn"

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        Former Employee - Principal 
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        I worked at Bain & Company full-time for more than 20 years

        Pros

        -Supportive and dynamic culture; great people -One global team -Tremendous learning at all stage of the job -High impact and interesting work -Diversity of experience

        Cons

        -Work / life balance and sustainability are inherently difficult in a high-pressure client services environment

      • "Great place to start a career"

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        Former Employee - Senior Associate Consultant 
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        Approves of CEO

        I worked at Bain & Company full-time for more than 4 years

        Pros

        Lots of learning, great mentorship, amazing colleagues

        Cons

        Little say in staffing - though this improves over time

      • Helpful (1)

        "I love Bain"

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        Current Employee - Associate Consultant in San Francisco, CA
        Recommends
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        I have been working at Bain & Company full-time for more than 2 years

        Pros

        A great place to work and learn

        Cons

        You work hard and it is capitalist

      • "Great place to start your career"

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        Former Employee - Associate Consultant in Atlanta, GA

        I worked at Bain & Company full-time for more than 2 years

        Pros

        Incredible learning, great training, and environment to learn the basics of a business career

        Cons

        Long hours, professional services, need to develop quickly to find success

      • "Most work are done remote. Little Face Time"

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        Former Employee - Intern 

        I worked at Bain & Company part-time

        Pros

        If your manager trusts you, you might have a lot of opportunities to work on impactful projects. Otherwise, you are most likely doing manual, busy work.

        Cons

        Not much to say here

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