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Bain & Company Reviews

Updated June 20, 2018
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Pros
  • "takes care of employees, work life balance" (in 76 reviews)

  • "High impact on businesses worldwide, extremely steep learning curve, supportive environment and colleagues you are proud to work with" (in 71 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great company that cares for it's people"

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

    I have been working at Bain & Company full-time

    Pros

    Unlike at other peer consulting firms, people do matter and are taken care of

    Cons

    long hours, regardless of what partners tell you, it is hard to maintain work life balance


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great companhy"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bain & Company full-time

    Pros

    Wonderful, smart people. Very passionate. Great opportunities to advance.

    Cons

    It's a challenging job and a rigorous one.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Best Place to Work"

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

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

    Pros

    Really smart people, really interesting work, phenomenal cultural, lots of fun along the way. Bain gets that we are a people business and the entire system is built around attracting, developing and retaining great people. This is the north star that guides every strategic management decision.

    Cons

    We are a premium business, so non-premium results aren’t good enough. Thus, the price of admission for all the good is to work hard. Occasionally this means weekends, usually it means long days.

    Advice to Management

    Protect the culture above all.


  4. "Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bain & Company full-time

    Pros

    Bain taught me how to think critically and strategically

    Cons

    I had a really bad manager in the SF office, but otherwise, I loved my experience


  5. "great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    invests in employees, work life balance

    Cons

    cant think of any now


  6. "Great place!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    amazing culture, good mentors, lot of learning opportunity

    Cons

    work gets very busy. management is conservative about expansion


  7. "Tough love"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Love the place but work life can be tough

    Cons

    Work life balance is highly variable depending on the case

    Advice to Management

    Invest more when cases are not sustainable

  8. Helpful (8)

    "Hard work, but big rewards"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    Bain has a strong meritocratic culture. People are encouraged to spread their wings and pursue their ideas. The pay and benefits are fantastic. And people are generally very nice. It's a collegial atmosphere.

    Cons

    The hours can be long. The more good ideas you come up with, the more you work.


  9. "Best company I will ever work for"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Case Team Leader in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Case Team Leader in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Incredible, brilliant, hard-working, friendly people
    - Great comp and benefits
    - Decent perks (offsites, holiday parties, bain world cup, etc.)
    - Investment in training
    - Focus on professional development (unmatched any where else)
    - Willingness and level of support for employees who ask
    - Weekends largely free from work

    Cons

    Work / life balance - does not exist here Mon-Thurs
    Stress / pace of work - can be very intense


  10. "Amazing culture and learning opportunities"

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

    I have been working at Bain & Company full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Bain offers an amazing culture and great opportunities for career growth and learning in an environment shaped by a thoughtful, steady leadership team

    Cons

    High performance culture may not be right for everyone

    Advice to Management

    Stay the course


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