Bain & Company Reviews

Updated 22 October 2014
Updated 22 October 2014
611 Reviews
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611 Reviews
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Bain & Company Worldwide Managing Director Bob Bechek
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Pros
  • My function focuses a lot on work life balance and provides lot of flexibility (in 30 reviews)

  • Benefits are almost unmatched and lots of culture of really great people (in 59 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance is always going to be a challenge given that the industry is client serving (in 102 reviews)

  • Although better compared to some other firms in this industry, still long hours (in 106 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    You can't find a better first job.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Washington, DC (US)
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Washington, DC (US)

    I have been working at Bain & Company full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I've never been around a group of people as highly motivated and yet intensely caring; people want you to succeed not just because it makes them look good, but because apprenticeship and mentorship are the lifeblood of the business. Relaxed, informal culture that gives you the opportunity and skills to succeed.

    Cons

    Long hours, and the fact that you are never the one creating something; the hallmark of success at this job is helping someone else succeed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing; as long as the business is growing and we are taking share, the opportunities will come and people will be happy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Unmatched professional development

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC (US)
    Current Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC (US)

    I have been working at Bain & Company full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Professional development, extremely structured thinking, mentors that really look out for you, extremely challenging problems, meritocratic with many step-up opportunities, office interest groups, extremely transparent organization, free weekends, worldwide trainings, great clients, private equity leadership, colleagues I enjoy being around and learning from

    Cons

    Constantly pushing at work and very high expectations for work - not as much the hours, but the pace can feel like a grind

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in Milan (Italy)
    Current Employee - Consultant in Milan (Italy)

    I have been working at Bain & Company full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    - Great career opportunities
    - Huge exposure to senior managers and CEOs
    - Great benefits and international mobility

    Cons

    Challenging if you are not used to high rhythms.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Amazing experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant
    Current Employee - Consultant

    I have been working at Bain & Company full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - The people you work with will become your best friends.
    - Smart people and great mentors. The quality of the people is very consistent.
    - Challenging work everyday.
    - Informal culture which is incredibly consistent at all offices.
    - Global transfer opportunities and top-notch training.

    Cons

    -Work life balance, as is to be expected in consulting. However, at my office, you usually get credit for a particularly tough case and can choose to be on something easier.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up! If possible, continue effort to monitor work-life balance and make sure people in tough cases get rotated into easier ones.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Awesome

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant Intern in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant Intern in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

    I have been working at Bain & Company part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    consistently connected to the client

    Cons

    Although it is nice, it is a lot of work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Learned a lot.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bain & Company full-time

    Pros

    good training. good data analysis training. good understanding of business principles. good analytics of current market.

    Cons

    not many challenges. overall great place to work. learn a lot. good compensation. good professional development.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Consultant in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at Bain & Company full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Learns a lot during time there

    Cons

    Long hours and lots of travel

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Pragmatic, no-nonsense place to work for with great human capital

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Manager in San Francisco, CA (US)

    I have been working at Bain & Company full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Where Bain stands out is
    -Professional development.
    -Apprenticeship
    -Strong fun culture
    -High impact projects
    -Opportunities to see across many capabilities and industries

    Cons

    Working at Bain means you'll have to deal with
    -Sustainability issues; it is client services after all
    -Hard to always predict work hours and travel schedule
    -How the firm is run can sometimes be opaque

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider being more open to change faster. Sometimes can be a bit too conservative on how to change the existing model

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work and learn

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL (US)

    I have been working at Bain & Company full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    I am given a lot of responsibility and ownership in the work I do. There is always opportunities to learn, on the job, in-office training, Global Training programs (if you are a consultant) and within your department. I have a global network of smart colleagues who are supportive. I am able to work remotely, though when and how often really depends on your manager.

    Cons

    As an adminstrative (CSS) employee, there are few opportunities for career advancement.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Amazing place to work! Full of incredibly smart people!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at Bain & Company full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Bain really cares about it's people and it comes out in everything that they do. Everyone here is dedicated and determined to make Bain the best place it can be! You learn something new everyday

    Cons

    The pace is incredibly fast so if you aren't used to that or don't like high pressured environments then you might stuggle at Bain.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep investing in the culture as much as you do. It's the core of why Bain is so amazing!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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