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Bain & Company Reviews

Updated April 21, 2017
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  • work-life balance was very demanding (in 242 reviews)

  • Often long hours to work on trivial things (in 260 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Evanston, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Evanston, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very high Business Impact
    Collaborative culture

    Cons

    Work life balance
    high variability of workload


  2. "Great Experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Associate Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bain & Company (Less than a year)

    Pros

    good culture, has some of the smartest people I've met

    Cons

    working hours, high stress level


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Incredible Culture"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, great people, and lots of fun. Bain is an incredible place to start your career in business (and have a great time doing it).

    Cons

    Long hours are to be expected; that is purely the nature of consulting. No real cons other than that.


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  5. "Tough but rewarding workplace"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get the opportunity to solve the toughest problems that executive teams and Private Equity firms face. The work is fast-paced but also incredibly rewarding. I can guarantee you will learn more at a year at Bain than almost every other job out there. Other than the work you get to do the people at Bain are the best. Everyone is incredibly smart and the work environment is very collaborative.

    Cons

    The work-life balance can be a negative in the consulting industry, Bain has great system in place to minimize late nights or extended hours.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Best Post-MBA Job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The best people to work with and an amazing culture. Engaging and challenging work.

    Cons

    The work can be very challenging and stressful at times, but that is to be expected.


  7. "New AC - definitely recommend"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Strong company culture that is fun, friendly, and productive when necessary. Bainies know how to get the job done and relax once it's complete. Many different people will help you with your professional development. People really believe in the credo that a Bainie never let's another Bainie fail.

    Cons

    Moving to a new office in a year so our current office is over capacity. New office should be amazing though.

    Advice to Management

    Invest a little more into the old office for the next 11 months.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Highly recommend!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to learn coming either out of MBA or undergrad. Interesting problems and great people to work with.

    Cons

    Not surprisingly, can be long hours.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Principal"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bain & Company full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The people are what makes it special. Throughout my career, I can point to people who invested in me, helping me to grow and develop. And the relationships I formed in the trenches with my supervisors, peers, and reports helped make me into who I am today. It's an apprenticeship business and you get to learn from some of the best. Good learning, fantastic impact, and a lot of fun along the way. No one hear takes themselves too seriously ... very far from it!

    Cons

    The work is demanding, no question about that. We invest a lot to make it as manageable as possible. But even so, it does sometimes feel like you are in a constant struggle to juggle it all and make it work ... and are on the razor's edge of having it all fall apart.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great Culture, Better People"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Bain & Company has a contagiously positive atmosphere, in which each and every employee genuinely invests in his or her peers to create an environment filled with support, reinforcement, and affirmation. Bain has an unprecedented culture that is warm, inviting, and fun, and this inspires and invigorates employees such as myself. Bain employees work extremely hard to produce great work, and the support of the Bain community makes this easy and enjoyable. Everyone at Bain walks around the office with a smile, no matter how stressful a case may be or how much work needs to get done. I am extremely grateful to work in such an uplifting environment in which I feel challenged and appreciated.

    Cons

    I can't think of any cons to working at Bain & Company!


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Great company, great people"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hudson, NH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hudson, NH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bain & Company full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Amazing culture, definitely deserving of the "Top Place to Work" awards they have received. Great benefits, including great maternity leave program. The motto of "work hard, play hard" is definitely true of Bain. They value the people who do the work to make the business operate, on both the consulting side and the administrative side.

    Cons

    Because of the company's amazing culture, benefits and work/life balance - people never leave! It can be difficult to move up in a department with 100% retention. This is a great problem for a company to have, but it may be why they are experiencing turnover on the administrative side.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing! I'm proud to be a Bain alum!



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