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"Unlike any place you will ever work... smart, fun, & innovative"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
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Pros

The people who work at Bain are smart, fun, motivated, caring and will become some of the your closest friends. A mission statement and corporate philosophy that you can believe in and see everyone from the most senior partners of the company to the receptionist practicing every day.

Cons

A very lean company where an incredible vacation benefit often goes to waste, because you cannot find the time to take-off. Long days, nights, and weekends are the norm.

Advice to Management

Greater investment in work/life balance for CSS staff.

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  1. Helpful (5)

    "Growth Fueling Inconsistency"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great compensation
    Great way to gain additional post-MBA experience while exploring a variety of industries
    Opportunity to work with clients at a very high level

    Cons

    Lots of inconsistency at smaller offices.

    Growth of Atlanta and Dallas offices exceeded the ability to attract candidates at the level of quality of other North American offices, especially at manager level where they've been brought in by lower-caliber firms.

    Reality of travel is that once you get away from an office in a city that has a big base of potential clients, you'll be on the road all the time. Staffing has also become national. Can be hard to build mentors within your home office if staffed under managers based elsewhere.

    Some consultants work for the same client for case after case.

    Advice to Management

    Partners need to stop creating "make-work" engagments where they start a case that's ill-defined just to retain a client, and then waste months on scope when the team is already staffed up. wastes time, wastes client money, and kills morale.

    Promote managers from within the office- stop the outside hiring or do a better job of indoctrinating new managers.

    Increase transfers from more-desirable offices or else smaller offices' cultures will never catch up.

    Find a way to recruit and retain women in Dallas office. Prevent it from becoming a boys' club.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Incredible support, great people, lots of smiles"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There's an incredible amount of attention given to professional development, level of satisfaction with your work, your own personal and professional goals, and so on. But there's also a huge emphasis on company and office culture - the partners work hard to make this a place you *want* to be, because you actually enjoy it.

    Cons

    The hours can be daunting, and some of the actual day-to-day work (read: the work of consultants) is not hugely inspiring. Running surveys and mining data for insights is exciting for some people.. but not all people. Also, while the culture is fantastic in some offices, it is still in development stages in others - especially the newer ones.

    Advice to Management

    Experience sharing across offices to make Bain a *universally* enjoyable environment

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