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"Unmatched people and opportunity"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Case Team Leader
Current Employee - Case Team Leader
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Bain & Company full-time

Pros

Some of the most talented people around and the marketing story is real - there is a true focus on results and making sure recommendations can be implemented and deliver real value. While there are a variety of personalities at all the consulting firms, Bain under-indexes on "tough" personalities that people are trying to avoid working with, which is where you really feel the "people" difference at Bain.

Cons

The work/life balance is tough as is the case with any consulting firm, and there's a fairly strong bias toward former AC's at the Consultant (post-MBA) level. Coming in new from business school, you'll feel "behind" the former AC's, which is a challenging gap to close as they will tend to get accelerated opportunities and higher level performers to manage early on.

Advice to Management

Keep doing what you're doing. The firm is fantastic and the client results are amazing.

Other Employee Reviews for Bain & Company

  1. "Fun people, challenging work, and great development opportunities"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant
    Current Employee - Consultant
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Despite challenging economic conditions, Bain continues to impress me by demonstrating a commitment to client results through tied economics, investing in professional development at all levels, and promoting a strong firm culture worldwide via activities such as the Bain World Cup.

    Cons

    Higher performance expectations, increased retention of former ACs, and fewer industry exit opportunities leads to occasional internal competition for limited promotion spots. As the economy rebounds, this will become less of an issue.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to expand consultant recruiting beyond the traditional MBA talent pool. PhDs, MDs, and JDs represent significant untapped sources of top candidates.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Bain case experience"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people are fun and social. It is a good environment to make friends with coworkers and learn how to balance social/professional relationships.

    Cons

    Bain has changed its case model to reflect longer, relationship style cases. This is not valuable for it's pre-manager employees as it limits variety of experience.

    Advice to Management

    Management should reflect how better to diversify the experience for consultants when the case variety is lacking. Additional more diversity programs should be developed.

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