Bain & Company Reviews

Updated 11 September 2014
Updated 11 September 2014
567 Reviews
4.6
567 Reviews
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Bain & Company Worldwide Managing Director Bob Bechek
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The company also places a lot of emphasis on professional development as well as work/life balance (in 27 reviews)

  • Benefits are almost unmatched and lots of culture of really great people (in 53 reviews)


Cons
  • It's on us to remain ourselves that work-life balance is a priority (in 85 reviews)

  • Although better compared to some other firms in this industry, still long hours (in 94 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Incredible place to learn and grow

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

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

    Pros

    Training and apprenticeship model is incredible for people who want to learn about business. I started my career here and could not have imagined a better boot camp to learn technical skills and about a variety of industries

    Cons

    The hours can be quite unpredictable and it takes alot of effort to protect your personal time but it can be done. I would also want a bit more responsibility and independence

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Varied, challenging and rewarding career working with excellent people

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    People are great
    Variety keeps you excited
    Lots of travel opportunities
    Learning is continuous and steep
    Development is centre to all we do

    Cons

    Can be difficult to specialise early on
    The hours will not be for everyone

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to start a career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Associate Consultant  in  Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
    Former Employee - Senior Associate Consultant in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

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

    Pros

    Exposure to senior staff from several companies, quick learning curve about several industries, competitive wages and benefits

    Cons

    Work-life balance is terrible, evaluation is subjective

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    SA

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bain & Company part-time

    Pros

    Had a very great experience. Great training and career progression. Access to C-level executives. Great work environment and awesome culture.

    Cons

    Long hours, no very exciting at bottom of totem pole. culture can be too much. wasteful sometimes. sometimes questionable value to client.

  6.  

    One of the best companies to work for

    • 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 full-time

    Pros

    Great culture
    Friendly and smart people
    Extremely flexible
    Compensation is good

    Cons

    Work-life balance can be issue depending on client situation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing the good job

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Incredible people and network, poor work life balance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant  in  New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Incredible culture both in the New York Office and across the organization. Truly humble, interesting people that are a pleasure to work with.

    Cons

    Poor work life balance as team and client requests steamroll everything else. Being so client driven has the tradeoff of never being able to turn 'off'

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to make work-life balance more of a priority throughout the organization if you want to maintain top talent. Salary and benefits aren't comparable to other major industries you are competing with for talent at more junior levels (e.g. Private Equity), so you need to provide more protection for your employees if you want them to stay.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Receptionist  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Receptionist in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at Bain & Company as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    The benefits definitely is one of the best. The people are all very friendly and easy to get along with.

    Cons

    Room for growth is challenge. Salary not up to the market.

    Recommends
  9.  

    Amazing opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant  in  Johannesburg (South Africa)
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Johannesburg (South Africa)

    I have been working at Bain & Company full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great work culture, awesome people and competitive benefits

    Cons

    Long hours, stressful work and fast learning curve

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Best Company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engagement Manager  in  Mexico, Distrito Federal (Mexico)
    Current Employee - Engagement Manager in Mexico, Distrito Federal (Mexico)

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

    Pros

    Great professional development in a very competitive environment

    Cons

    Awful vacation policy and very bad work-life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should improve senior management (partner) profiles. They all lack real life work experience which hinders their ability to truly understand client problems

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Best place to work for freshers out of college

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

    I have been working at Bain & Company full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great Global training program, helpful people, office is lots of fun,

    Cons

    Ownership expected at the AC level isn't as great as other firms

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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