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Updated March 22, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bainbridge part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very open environment, with easy access and mentoring from senior staff.

    Cons

    I've had nothing but good experiences with Bainbridge. If they expand, I would like to work with more of their analysts because of the diversity the firm possesses.

    Advice to Management

    Keep recruiting diverse professionals, who are data specialists, psychologists, liberal arts graduates, and more.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "M&A Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in La Jolla, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in La Jolla, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Bainbridge part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Chance to work with prestigious Private Equity firms.

    Cons

    As a junior team member you will be a telemarketer with a fancy job title. Be ready to spend your entire day cold calling.


  3. "Global Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Global Research Specialist in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Global Research Specialist in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Bainbridge (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great team and fun environment

    Cons

    No connection to management; no feedback,


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  5. "research analyst"

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    Former Employee - Global Research Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Global Research Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bainbridge part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    People were nice, nice building in the best area of San Diego, decent office.

    Cons

    Uncertainty about the future. High turnover rate. Too many junior analyst, lack of business direction


  6. Helpful (5)

    "Internship at Bainbridge"

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    Current Employee - Intern in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Intern in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bainbridge part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very good working atmosphere with a nice team. The work is challenging and interesting

    Cons

    The hours can be difficult taking into the different time zone


  7. "Good place to gain new experience for fresh graduate!"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst Intern in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Business Analyst Intern in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Bainbridge (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The company has a good working environment both in their morning shift and night shift. All the co-workers, supervisors, and senior analysts are all nice. They really value work-life balance. Once in a while, the company treats us during lunch/ dinner as an appreciation for our hard-working in the projects. The company is diverse.

    Cons

    The wage is not negotiable. The wage and salary relatively lower than the market has. The turnover rate is quite pretty high especially they don't sponsor working visa for foreign workers.

    Advice to Management

    The upper level management definitely need to do something in order to fix the turnover rate. Keep maintain the relationship with the employees and interns so they can enjoy working in the company and planning to stay longer!


  8. "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bainbridge full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great culture, benefits, people amongst other things.

    Cons

    Horrible hours and growth is political.


  9. "Good place to start working in M&A experience."

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    Former Employee - M&A Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - M&A Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bainbridge full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good team of analysts and contact with Private Equity firms all over the globe

    Cons

    Not many. Some people don't like the 7am time, but I'm a morning person.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. There is a positive culture here, and it is a place I enjoyed working.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Smart people, good M&A clients, intensive learning and opportunity if experienced in sales and dedicated to sector"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - M&A Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - M&A Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bainbridge full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Worked for top PE firms that were clients, some market analyzing. Good exposure to various M&A sectors, learned the process of private equity. Didn't do any capital raising, good, just deal sourcing and analysis work. Got to work with major executives owners of companies around country. Some exceptionally bright and motivated people, a couple of folks not so. Six figures in second year if you figure out the right clients and teams and stay away from riff raff.

    Cons

    It's easy to get a job, hard to keep it leaving more entry level analysts shell shocked. M&A isn't easy, takes patience. This is a sales profession and the company hired a lot of rookies as well as experienced people. The former usually didn't make it. I had a few years of real sales experience and ran circles around my peers.

    Advice to Management

    Keep hiring criteria and standards high to reduce more difficult entry level people.


  11. Helpful (13)

    "Great for 1-2 years at the beginning of your career, but leave as soon as you have reaped the benefits."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bainbridge full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It is a small company (20-25 employees) so you are able to "wear many hats" within the company. Lots of room for growth in both responsibility and "titles". Non-managerial employees are top notch. Very bright young professionals, great intellectual stimulation. It is a great starting point for your professional career - you will learn a lot (from both training and trial/error), work a lot of hours, get paid very low but what you take away is what made it worthwhile for me. I would not be where I am in my career if it were not for Bainbridge. I made a lot of lifelong friends at this company as well. For those two reasons, I am grateful for the experience I had at Bainbridge. If you can put up with the b.s. for a year, its a great place to put some time in and get out.

    Cons

    They consistently lie about their financial health to employees. Managers don't have full autonomy of their teams; they are merely messengers. Managing Director is in his own world (and also likes to put fake reviews on glass door to make the company look more favorable).

    Advice to Management

    Stop posting fake reviews on Glassdoor; it is very obvious to former employees. Value your employees and exercise ethical business practices. Managing Director needs to be replaced. Increase transparency! Just be honest with your employees.


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