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Bain & Company Reviews

Updated January 16, 2018
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  1. "Great people"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bain & Company full-time

    Pros

    Excellent professional development opportunities, especially for new grads.

    Cons

    Not many; culture is really fantastic.


  2. "No better place to start a career than Bain"

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    • Senior Management
    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 mentorship from bosses, formal/informal mentors

    Cons

    Demanding hours at times and can be somewhat "fratty" at times

  3. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bain & Company full-time

    Pros

    Smart colleagues, fast learning cycle, genuinely good people

    Cons

    Project dependent - all depends on the case!


  4. "AC"

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    • Senior Management
    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 learning and social environment

    Cons

    Hours can be tough and unpredictable


  5. "Former Bain AC"

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

    I worked at Bain & Company full-time

    Pros

    Fantastic culture, training program, and opportunities on projects

    Cons

    There is a misalignment of incentives for an ideal project between AC/C level and partners. For partners selling long term cases is a clear benefit, but at junior levels a big draw of the job is variety


  6. "People make the company great"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    * Smart and intelligent co-workers
    * Great mix of cases

    Cons

    * Lifestyle is an issue


  7. "Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bain & Company full-time

    Pros

    Great culture. Learn a lot. Have a lot of support for ancillary work, so can concentrate on actual work.

    Cons

    Tough working hour, especially in Asia. Up or out system by definition can be a little cutthroat. Some divide between people who joined right out of college vs. MBA

  8. "Best place to learn"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Associate Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Super smart, talented, supportive culture. Traveling = perk of airline and hotel status, great for personal trips.

    Cons

    Travel meant weekday "norm" of working until 10pm. Hard to build community at home.


  9. "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bain & Company full-time

    Pros

    Great people and lots of learning

    Cons

    Can be long hours depending upon project


  10. "Truly The Best Place To Work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Manager Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Manager Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    While interviewing at Bain and researching the company I was highly skeptical about the raving reviews. I am happy to report that after working here for ~3 months, I LOVE BAIN - the company values are practiced and seen everyday; the environment is fun, supportive, and interesting; and the people are intelligent, caring, and, for the most part, all wonderful to be around. I hope to be at Bain for many years to come and can't imagine a better work place.

    Cons

    If I had to criticize something, I would say there are a few CSS members who do not necessarily embrace the Bain motto - "A Bainie Never Let's a Bainie Fail". There are only a handful and it really does not influence the overall culture so don't let a few bad seeds steer you away from a truly amazing company!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work and continued dedication to grow the people, brand, and firm!


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