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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Welcome to Bain

    Oct 5, 2015 - Manager in Chicago, IL
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    Pros

    Welcome to Bain. I'm going to give you a problem that neither the CEO nor his entire management team could solve. And I'm probably going to give you lots of different opinions and imperfect data sources. And then I'll ask you to focus in on where the most value is and convince all those people with different opinions that you're right. But don't worry, I'm also going to give you a Bain team. Those associates and consultants are going to be tenacious in coming up with creative approaches. Those managers and partners are going to knock down barriers for you, connect you where you need to be connected, guide, support, direct and re-direct you. The office support staff is going to fix your computer after you spilled coffee on it for the third time, find you the unfindable data source, and smile and hand you a baked good after you ask for help re-doing dozens of slides. You are empowered and accountable but you are not alone. And the best part is you can't fail. Because after all, what all those people are reinforcing is that a Bainie never lets another Bainie fail.

    Cons

    Here's how you know you've made it at Bain. The reward for doing a good job is getting a bigger, tougher problem next time. Meaning, you are always solving the easiest problem you will ever solve again. This takes a lot of resilience and active managing of self-expectations to remember that you are not actually getting worse, the problems are just getting harder. So my advice is to remember that. And then take a second to realize that it would be a lot less fun if the reverse were true. And isn't that precisely why you wanted this job in the first place anyway? It sure was for me.

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    Bain & Company Response

    Director, Global Consultant Talent Management

    You have captured the essence of what it means to work here! Thanks for sharing your experience.

  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    cool

    Jul 1, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
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    Pros

    cool job merch for interns

    Cons

    long hours for summer interns

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  2. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Good pay and benefits, hard to progress if you don't "fit"

    Jun 19, 2022 - Consultant 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Lots of knowledge to leverage on Benefits and compensation People are nice (at least in front of you, away who knows)

    Cons

    Very clicky, staffing opportunities vary a lot, BUT everyone is judged the same way, o if you don't get same opportunities you are well set to underperform Did not get mentors until one year in, even tho that was mentioned as a key part of the Bain advantage/experience when recruiting Long hours with those emails telling you to take care of mental health (haha when?)

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    Bain & Company Response

    Director

    I’m sorry to read about your experience. Ensuring equitable career progression, including mitigating bias in our talent processes, is an important part of our DEI – and broader talent management – efforts. I recommend talking to your consultant program manager, HR contact, or DEI office champion to discuss your concerns.

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