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Bain & Company Singapore Reviews

Updated July 1, 2018
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Pros
  • "Management truly care about work/life balance" (in 74 reviews)

  • "Skill-building - steep learning curve ensures that after a few years you've really got some marketable skills to speak of" (in 71 reviews)

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  1. "Stimulating environment + Professional Development hothouse"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate Consultant in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Senior Associate Consultant in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Incredibly stimulating work environment with challenging problems to tackle
    - Firm is dedicated to the professional development and training of each individual, with significant time/money investment in this area
    - Surrounded by bright minds with diverse backgrounds
    - An extremely fun-loving culture that is defining of Bain worldwide

    Cons

    - Some questions around "homegrown" consultants vs MBA hires
    - Management errs on the conservative side when it comes to promotions

    Advice to Management

    - Keep pushing the firm to grow, but hang on to the people who can really contribute to your business in the long term
    - Show the homegrown ACs/SACs that they are valued


  2. "Good culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture, down-to-earth, challenging
    Able to work with interesting/smart people

    Cons

    Long working hours and high pressure

  3. "Great learning and great place to join from the bottom of the pyramid"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Consultant in Singapore (Singapore)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great learnings, surrounded by great talents
    People love to gossip like literally news travel so fast!

    Cons

    Weaker pipeline compared to Mckinsey or BCGs, especially in the emerging offices so you will end up being on the beach while your KPIs keep going up


  4. "Fantastic learning platform"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Consultant in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ample learning opportunities/exposure, talented coworkers, clear career progression, great benefits and fun culture

    Cons

    Learning plateau after several years, increasingly rigid policies that perpetuate mediocrity


  5. "Senior Associate Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Associate Consultant in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Senior Associate Consultant in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Exposure to multiple industries top management top companies, high learning curve, good salary and payment

    Cons

    can be a lot of travelling (depending on your project)

    Advice to Management

    NA


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Associate Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate Consultant in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Senior Associate Consultant in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazingly smart and driven people, efficient working process

    Cons

    Work life balance, limited choice of project


  7. "Great company overall"

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    Former Employee - Finance Assistant in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Finance Assistant in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent work-life balance.
    Company culture was all about working hard and playing hard.
    Fantastic pay and employee benefits.

    Cons

    Hard to get into even with stellar grades. Long and troublesome interview process. Very elitist culture in the firm

    Advice to Management

    To be more accepting and understanding of the junior staff, so as to help them grow.

  8. "Great place to be"

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    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun and collaborative culture; opportunity to work very smart and capable colleagues delivering results and creating value for clients; mentorship culture; management pays attention to your work life balance; great training opportunities

    Cons

    The hours, but it's perfectly reasonable for the management consulting industry.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing!


  9. "Perfect Career Launchpad"

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    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Bain & Company full-time

    Pros

    Working at Bain is like being in the corporate equivalent of special operations forces: the problems are tricky and the timelines intense. Your teammates are brilliant and management is highly competent. Everyone is generally quite personable and interested in personal and professional growth.

    Cons

    The work-life balance is intense - the pressure to deliver results and the constant travel means that the job is as much a lifestyle as a position. The rewards are significant, but whether or not this is a trade-off you're willing to make is up to you.

    Advice to Management

    Keep an eye on work-life balance needs when considering staffing demands; consider what other perks might keep retention high. Benchmark alternate travel and lifestyle with peer firms.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Best consulting company to work for. Impactful work, with a great support system."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Manager in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great portfolio of cases. Continues to grow fast - so opportunities for people to create their own 'space' within the company.

    Cons

    Travel can be tiring, though it's a structural issue in consulting. Could drive more 'commercial' mindset early at a Manager level.


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