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Bain & Company Reviews

Updated 25 January 2015
Updated 25 January 2015
662 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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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Smart, social, pragmatic people

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

    I worked at Bain & Company full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful people working on big problems -- and focused on tangible impact.

    Cons

    Ultimately, you are always in the business of giving advice versus running a business.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bain & Company

    Pros

    They give a lot to their employees. It's a great place to be to grow and learn.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great people, great atmosphere, hard work.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bain & Company

    Pros

    Intellectually stimulating work, fun people

    Cons

    Tough hours, lots of travel

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce travel cases

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Experience

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

    I have been working at Bain & Company

    Pros

    Great culture, smart people, interesting work

    Cons

    Travel can be extensive at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    great working experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bain & Company

    Pros

    1. high pay
    2. great team
    3. growth and development

    Cons

    travel a lot
    jet lag
    crazy hours sometimes

  10.  

    Great company and learning experience!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Boston, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Boston, MA (US)

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

    Pros

    Bain truly values and invests in their employees. While everyone works hard and is held to high standards, performance is recognized and feedback is always helpful and constructive. Fun events are planned through out the year for all employees to attend. Excellent pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Depending on your role, there can be a lot of travel and long hours, but I do feel its worth it. Promotions are typically given on a set track- so even if you're a superstar, you'll probably have to wait until you've been there a set amount of time to be promoted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Amazing!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Consultant Intern in Mumbai (India)
    Former Employee - Associate Consultant Intern in Mumbai (India)

    I worked at Bain & Company

    Pros

    Great training, Great work, amazing team

    Cons

    Lots of travel, Work life balance is not great

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work towards better work life balance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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