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Bain & Company Reviews

Updated 14 December 2014
Updated 14 December 2014
640 Reviews
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640 Reviews
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Bain & Company Worldwide Managing Director Bob Bechek
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • My function focuses a lot on work life balance and provides lot of flexibility (in 32 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 104 reviews)

  • Although better compared to some other firms in this industry, still long hours (in 108 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great learning experience

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    Former Employee - Case Team Leader in London, England
    Former Employee - Case Team Leader in London, England

    I worked at Bain & Company

    Pros

    Great exposure to industry and platform

    Cons

    work-life balance management and career management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more transparent

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hierarchical but great place to learn

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

    I have been working at Bain & Company

    Pros

    Bain has very friendly people, great internal training programs at frequent intervals , strong culture and brand, reasonably meritocratic,

    Cons

    Very very hierarchical especially in certain locations, not very innovative in IP, culture can be too dogmatic, top down, cult-like

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be more creative in problem solving, more collaborative brainstorm process, less top down aswer driving methodology, more felxibility and focus on work life balance

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great place to start your career but leave after 2 yrs!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Consultant in London, England
    Former Employee - Associate Consultant in London, England

    I worked at Bain & Company

    Pros

    Great for CV and network building. Particularly good place to start your Career if you are straight out of school. Exposure to many industries and great at learning how to break down complex problems. Training courses are great and can be overseas. Opens up many doors later on especially if you want to move into industry.

    Cons

    Not having a life! No time off. No real diversity in the office as most people have or are doing an MBA from 1 of ~5 schools, most people are not really aware of what else is out there. Quite easy to get caught up in the world of consulting. Not sure how well consulting equips you for executing real work in industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pick more diverse employees, understand better where clients are coming from. That way you can really add value

    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Greatest Culture Ever!

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Associate Consultant
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant

    I have been working at Bain & Company

    Pros

    Bain can really pick good people! Everyone at Bain is the type of person you'd want to be friends with and go hang out with on a Saturday night.

    Cons

    Long hours for sure. But the people make those long hours very tolerable

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great consulting company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Warsaw (Poland)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Warsaw (Poland)

    I worked at Bain & Company

    Pros

    - Small close-knit firm - possibility to get a lot of responsibility at an early stage
    - Wide range of interesting projects - opportunity to work for different sectors and functions
    - Friendly and supportive teams - after a while your co-workers will feel like friends

    Cons

    - Long hours, but this is the feautre of the consulting profession

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Continue attracting talents and building your position! Keep the friendly and supportive atmosphere in the office.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Work hard, play hard.

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    Current Employee - Manager in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Current Employee - Manager in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

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

    Pros

    Intellectually stimulating, inspiring employees, high paying

    Cons

    Long hours, intense work style

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Bain has a relentless focus of putting employee interests first.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    They put an incredible amount of focus on developing employees professionally and ensuring that your time with the company is enriching, enjoyable, and stimulating. The culture is incredibly social and collegial.

    Cons

    Given that it is a partnership, there is a degree of opaqueness associated with some aspects of the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Work hard play hard

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Current Employee - Manager in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

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

    Pros

    Awesome people to work with. Very commercially focused.

    Cons

    Super long hours but rewarding

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great role models

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    1 year in and I'm hooked.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bain & Company

    Pros

    Great people and exciting work. Training and professional development are priorities.

    Cons

    Big company - some bureaucracy (as to be expected).

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    A great company to work for that gives the opportunity to grow fast both as a person and a professional

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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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Meritocracy and competitive salaries
    - Dynamic environment giving gpportunity to work in different companies and industries
    - Great people to work with

    Cons

    - Very demanding environment that might result in a poor work-life balance if not faced in the right way

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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