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Bain & Company Consultant Reviews

Updated 17 July 2018
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  • "Management truly care about work/life balance" (in 74 reviews)

  • "High impact on businesses worldwide, extremely steep learning curve, supportive environment and colleagues you are proud to work with" (in 70 reviews)

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  1. "Associate Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in London, England
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bain & Company full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    World class people
    Client focus
    Corporate support
    Incredible company events

    Cons

    Pay level below work/life balance


  2. "Consultant - London Office, MBA hire, former banker"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bain & Company full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fantastic culture and genuine desire by almost everyone I meet to help each other out. Given how many intelligent and ambitious people there are, there is very little arrogance across the firm.

    Most managers I have worked with will work diligently to keep sustainability a key pillar of a project. It doesn't always work out given client needs or demands but the intent is there.

    Cons

    The London office is particularly big so it can be difficult to meaningfully know a good portion of the office.

    Advice to Management

    As much as I love London and the London office, it's sometimes difficult to not be tempted by the thought of transferring. Compensation, on a city cost-adjusted basis, is not as high as you would expect it to be for a premier consultancy.

  3. "Associate Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in London, England
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bain & Company full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing smart people. Friendly and supportive environment. I am excited about coming in to work every day. The work is fast paced and you are given lots of responsibility from day 1

    Cons

    Monday to Thursday there is so chance to do anything outside of work other than sleep


  4. "Engaging work, excellent people, special culture"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The best set of colleagues to learn from and work with - unique mix of amazing ability and culture

    Cons

    Hours can be unpredictable and highly case dependent


  5. "Best culture and people"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in London, England
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bain & Company full-time

    Pros

    Incredible culture for learning and having fun!

    Cons

    Hours sometimes not too different from financial services, however huge pay gap on jr positions.


  6. "Brilliant place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bain & Company full-time

    Pros

    You get to work on the most challenging, high-impact projects with the biggest and best companies in the world. The culture is amazing - I don't think any other high-performance company manages to balance your professional development, freedom to try new things and the supportive, 'family', environment that exists. Bain is truly unique in that regard.

    Cons

    The hours can be long, and that is the sacrifice you need to be willing to make.


  7. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Provides the right amount of stretch, to help with accelerated learning
    - Teams provide the right level of support
    - Management team is understanding and active conversations are held around lifestyle and sustainability

    Cons

    - Tendency to over-deliver to clients sometimes means that there is a scope creep

  8. "Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bain & Company full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - World class clients and people
    - Incomparable diversity of cultures, genders, backgrounds
    - Unmatched willingness to get results while still having fun!

    Cons

    Very intense work and sometimes people


  9. "Great place to start out from university"

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    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in London, England
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bain & Company full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    supportive culture (e.g. learning and mentoring); the ability to make an impact (for our clients and in our communities); great place to start your career

    Cons

    Unpredictable schedule; Long hours; High expectations


  10. "The most enjoyable and educational work environment possible"

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    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in London, England
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bain & Company full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Bain provides an amazing work environment. The employees are incredibly intelligent, creating a stimulating experience for all. However, the experience is summed up by Bain's saying, "we take our work seriously but not ourselves". While providing a challenging environment for your mind, Bain also has the most amazing culture. There is a big emphasis on fun which is demonstrated through regular case team events, office-wide parties, global Bain parties and, on a smaller note, constant snacks! The most important thing about Bain though is the amazing people that you get to know. They are the most intelligent, fun and helpful people I have ever met. Coming to work is always exciting and enjoyable which I don't think you'll get everywhere else!

    Cons

    The only con with working in Bain (as will apply to all strategy consulting firms) is the hours. They are not consistently long but you will have periods of working late so you need to be ok with that. Having said that, the late nights can often be the most enjoyable because you are working with your team to solve a problem.