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Updated February 19, 2018
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  1. "PTA"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Networking, more senses of business world

    Cons

    No real cons but high work load is true


  2. Helpful (480)

    "Welcome to Bain"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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. "Fast learning curve"

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

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

    Pros

    Learning and development is excellent

    Cons

    Hours can be really long


  4. "It's awesome"

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    Current Employee - Case Team Leader in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Case Team Leader in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best people and high impact work. Very strong culture and people are committed to making you succeed longer term

    Cons

    It's intense at times and it can feel lonely when travelling


  5. "Case Team Leader"

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    Current Employee - Case Team Leader
    Current Employee - Case Team Leader
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture, fast career development, good compensation & benefits

    Cons

    Work/Life Balance has improvement opportunities


  6. "Great place to launch and sustain a career"

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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

    Supportive culture, high focus on feedback and personal improvement, interesting and impactful work

    Cons

    Hours can get long at times


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great place, really"

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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

    Great culture, great support. They listen. They see how standing behind their people makes the company more successful. A real sense that you're part of something.

    Cons

    Strong demand for excellence (not really a bad thing). Can be a challenge to move things forward when consensus had to be built.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. Leading by example really does work, and you show that often.

  8. "Best Place to Launch Your Career!"

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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 full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Unbelievably supportive and caring environment where you are constantly challenged to learn amongst like-minded peers.

    Cons

    None to speak of.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!


  9. "Great company to work for"

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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

    challenging projects, great people, excellent pay and perks

    Cons

    high pressure and heavy travel at times


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Senior Associate Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great culture, attractive benefits and perks

    Cons

    Demanding schedule and potentially limited travel opportunities


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