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Bain & Company Reviews

Updated March 25, 2019
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  1. "It's true: Great place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    Incredibly smart people, but friendly and fun also
    Benefits are expansive
    Flexibility when the project allows in work location and times
    Learn not only in core work, but in general contact with other areas of the company

    Cons

    Can be demanding, long hours, travel - but is what's needed to deliver the results on time and at expectation
    Can be difficult to find the right path of career growth - but mentorship is available, but you need to drive it

    Advice to Management

    Keep driving diversity initiatives, keep driving innovation


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good Humans with Big Brains working on Hard Problems"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Partner in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Partner in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Intellectual stimulation (and periodic overstimulation :))
    Appreciation for the human elements inside and outside the company
    Best. people.ever
    Innovating rapidly

    Cons

    Still client service
    Still good bit of travel

  3. "Greatest Consulting Firm on Earth"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Office Services Specialist in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Office Services Specialist in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working for Bain & Company is an experience that I would not trade for the world. Bain offers outstanding compensation for all its employees. The work life balance is one that most people dream of. Lastly, the culture is extremely dynamic and unparalleled to any other company I have worked for.

    Cons

    No cons that I can think of.


  4. "Amazing place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Director in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best combination of talent and humility on the planet
    Excellent opportunities to develop
    Amazing culture

    Cons

    Rapid growth forces some tough choices

    Advice to Management

    Remember our core...our people and office-centric culture


  5. "Bain -- a great place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The impact a 23 year old can have on some of the world's toughest business problems is what makes Bain a truly great place to start your career

    Cons

    The hours can be long but when the work and people are engaging, time flies

    Advice to Management

    Keep emphasizing the professional development of Associate Consultants


  6. "Best place to start your career, hands-down"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate Consultant
    Current Employee - Senior Associate Consultant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I didn't think it was possible for me to learn so much so quickly, all the while feeling personally and professionally supported

    Cons

    The hours can be tough, as is true of all top-tier management consulting firms


  7. "Wonderful place to start and build a career"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Partner in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Partner in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Bain gives you a great opportunity to develop a general manager's perspective early in your career. You see a variety of big picture strategy problems across a wide variety of organizations spanning the private, public, and social sector and you have an opportunity to have an impact from day one. Over the last year I've worked in K-12 education, economic development, the music industry, environmental sustainability, retail, and restaurants. I can't imagine where else I could combine so many interests in one job.

    The people at Bain are phenomenal. Bain looks for very bright and motivated people but places a higher premium on hiring people who are fundamentally kind, caring, passionate, and service oriented. I think that's the secret behind the firm's sucsess. You won't find a better culture or a better set of people to team up with in your career.

    Cons

    As with any of the Big Three strategy firms the work is demanding and will test your ego. No matter how capable you are it will be a while before you find your sea legs. You have to be willing to jump in, give your best every day, and be highly open to coaching.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing all your doing to make Bain such a great place to work.

  8. "Incredible, Challenging Place to Work"

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

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

    Pros

    Quality of people you get to work with; impact you get to have on clients; compensation; flexibility around travel; quality of training / learning opportunities

    Cons

    Long hours; competitive promotion criteria at the manager level


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work post-business school"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Tons of learning
    Challenging work
    Lots of exposure to different industries and capabilities

    Cons

    Can be long hours
    Job is always changing


  10. "Best place to work!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

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

    Pros

    Everyone is happy and supportive! HUGE work/life balance!

    Cons

    n/a.=, I love working here!