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Bain & Company Sao Paulo Reviews

Updated August 20, 2017
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Pros
  • work-life balance is incredible with a lot of flexibility/autonomy (in 68 reviews)

  • Steep learning curve: if you keep up with the work load, you will learn a huge amount and set yourself up for a great career at the firm and beyond (in 59 reviews)

Cons
  • Hard to ensure work-life-balance & sustainability (in 270 reviews)

  • Sometimes long hours as always in consulting (in 314 reviews)

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  1. "Bainie never lets another bainie down"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Summer Associate in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Former Intern - Summer Associate in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bain & Company as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    what they say it's real, from day one you get a lot of support and resources to have a successful career

    Cons

    work hard, play hard, but the working hours it's like an average for the consulting industry


  2. "If it is the best company to work I cannot imagine the worst one. Just impossible to recommend"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Former Employee - Consultant in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bain & Company full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I think the best thing is the salary packaging, however it is lower than other comparable industries. The rest, I think is very bad and far away from other Consulting companies

    Cons

    I work at bain for 3 years and I haven't seen any value creation. Pro at selling dreams and always blaming the client for not creating any value. The culture of the company is too old and looks like the us in the 70's. A lot of partners tried to have an entrepreneur career but failed and they are willing to give advice to clients.

    Advice to Management

    Try to add some value to the client, that is the reason why they pay for consulting services. Avoid selling dreams and adjust the culture

  3. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Learning curve, expertise, opportunity to work on multiple industries, exposure to top management

    Cons

    lack of work-life balance, too demanding


  4. "Work at Bain"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Consultant in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent pay, fun and exciting work, highly skilled people

    Cons

    Long hours, need to improve work-life balance

    Advice to Management

    Improve work-life balance


  5. "Great opportunity! But be prepared for long hours."

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    Former Employee - Associate Consultant in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Former Employee - Associate Consultant in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Bain & Company full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Bain is a great place to work. Everything they tout about themselves is true. You'll work with very smart people, have an amazing learning experience and an accelerated career. You'll be part of interesting projects and be exposed to real challenges from early on.

    Cons

    Sometimes the work/life balance can be really demanding. Specially when you are assigned to a project that is not all that.
    Your experience also highly depends on the manager you work with. All of them are really intelligent, and most of them are great and inspiring, however there are a few that can make your life really harder.

    Advice to Management

    Be careful with managers that are able to deliver good or even outstanding results but at the cost of the work/life balance of its team.
    I know sometimes you need to go the extra mile to deliver the best work possible, but there were a few times we'd worked a ton more only to see a tiny improvement in the final work.


  6. "Associate Consulting Intern"

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    Former Employee - Associate Consultant Intern in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Former Employee - Associate Consultant Intern in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The Bain brand is as prestigious as it gets in consulting.

    Cons

    The casework isn't that interesting. Most of the cases have to do with operations and are very limited on their scope


  7. "Bain is awesome!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Challenging
    Genuinely focused on client results
    Humility
    Honesty
    Smartest and most talented people I've ever seen

    Cons

    Way too much top downs, depending on the partner/manager involved

    Advice to Management

    Everyone can help :)

  8. "Nice place to work at"

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    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, great culture and good salary

    Cons

    Lifestyle isn't good at all, and too much travelling

    Advice to Management

    Focus on helping people getting less hours of work


  9. "Senior Associate Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Bain & Company full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fast learning curve, interesting projects, great culture, good salary, good career projection and support for growth.

    Cons

    The working hours can be long depending on the project you are in and you might have to travel a lot (might not be a con for everyone)


  10. "Great firm to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Consultant in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Former Employee - Associate Consultant in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bain & Company full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Clear career path
    Interesting projects
    Various opportunities for career development and trainning
    Lots of great individuals, both on profesional and personal perspective

    Cons

    Long hours
    Work life balance
    A few individuals can be arrogant and have a know it all attitude

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


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