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"Great people, bad industry"

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

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

Pros

Culture of openness, inclusion and fun
Results driven
Better than other consulting firms in terms of travel policies
High standards of excellence
Great pay

Cons

I just don't like consulting life:
Too little control over my own schedule and deliverable
Travel
Long hours
PowerPoint is the only medium of idea communication
Hard to specialize in my industry of interest

Other Employee Reviews for Bain & Company

  1. "A fun culture of highly intelligent people collaborating to bring first-class results to clients' toughest problems"

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

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

    Pros

    Fun loving, yet hard working culture. You will want to be with the people you work with, making case teams a truly enjoyable experience. Bias towards coaching/mentoring really pays off for new starts, and encourages those who become senior to pass it on to their mentees. Encourages a one team attitude throughout.

    Cons

    You will travel for this job, so don't come into it with any misperceptions.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to set the example of the best of both worlds - delivering superior value, coaching up direct reports and all associates you interact with, while having a blast doing it.


  2. "Excellent Job"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Associate Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Associate Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, committed management, Excellent culture. This is a great place to work out of school, and I'd do it again in a heartbeat.

    Cons

    Consulting industry means a lot of travel. Generally low comp relative to some other options. I think the lifestyle can also get tough at times, so be prepared for some long hours occasionally. At those times, the job doesn't seem worth it, but if you look over a 3-6 month period, I always felt very happy to be where I was.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your eye on the ball - was phenomenal and getting better while I was there.

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