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Bain & Company Executive Assistant Reviews

Updated 19 October 2017
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Pros
  • work-life balance is incredible with a lot of flexibility/autonomy (in 68 reviews)

  • Steep learning curve: if you keep up with the work load, you will learn a huge amount and set yourself up for a great career at the firm and beyond (in 59 reviews)

Cons
  • Hard to ensure work-life-balance & sustainability (in 270 reviews)

  • Sometimes long hours as always in consulting (in 314 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in London, England
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bain & Company full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    great flexibility options, benefits, inspirational leaders, social events. If Carlsberg did companies...

    Cons

    There are none so far

    Advice to Management

    Value the CSS team even more


  2. "Executive Assistant"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in London, England
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bain & Company part-time

    Pros

    Flexibility, culture, environment, location, people

    Cons

    large company - so hard to get to know a lot people

    Advice to Management

    Listen to and respect your peers


  3. "A really great company!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing people, friendly work environment, treat support staff well both on an individual and institutional level, phenomenal maternity leave policy, flexible hours and schedule for working mothers, great medical benefits, fun and inclusive office activities, convenient office location.

    Cons

    Difficult, lengthy, and needlessly tedious expense system. Limited opportunity for career advancement for senior admin.

    Advice to Management

    Please invest in an expense system where credit card purchases are linked and show up automatically in the system. You have hundreds, if not thousands of people doing mass amounts of data entry that really is not necessary. Please consider promoting from within your admin group for research and EA / MA manager positions.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Executive Assistant"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Mumbai (India)
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Mumbai (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bain & Company full-time

    Pros

    multi-cultural work environment, progressive and encouraging atmosphere

    Cons

    none that I came across

    Advice to Management

    none


  6. "Executive Assistant and Marketing Coordinator"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Helsinki, Southern Finland (Finland)
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Helsinki, Southern Finland (Finland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Independent work and interesting tasks. Learning business from best people and being able to develop myself great deal.

    Cons

    Too much on a plate that sometimes it is overwhelming. Should narrow CSS roles to ensure better development opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Take a very close look into the roles of support staff and deal the workload more equally.


  7. "Great place to work!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    one-team spirit, challenging tasks, open-door culture.

    Cons

    there are no "Cons" to mention :-)


  8. "Love my job"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Boston, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Boston, MA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Mentors who want you to succeed, caring co-workers, fun atmosphere

    Cons

    wish the CSS staff had more flex on hours

    Advice to Management

    Remember CSS helps make the company run

    Bain & Company Response

    14 Oct 2016 – Director, Global Consultant Talent Management

    Thank you for writing a review. It's wonderful to know you have had several mentors who want you to succeed in your role as an Executive Assistant. Our business could not succeed without a strong EA... More


  9. "Executive Assistant"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun culture, a lot of younger people, all employees get to take part in fun activities meant to attract college grads so that's cool. Great group of EAs that support each other and lift each other up.

    Cons

    EA's are an after-thought, even though they keep this place running. Environment can also sometimes be annoying since there are so many young, intelligent people trying to be the next to get ahead. EAs are extremely busy with no thought to balancing desks and the work an EA is being given.

    Advice to Management

    Cherish the great EAs you have and listen to their needs. Be willing to adjust work loads if it means keeping great people on board.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "EA"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Chicago, IL (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work/life balance (for assistants); benefits; little to no micro-managing; PTO; maternity leave

    Cons

    Little to no upward mobility in position


  11. "BEST PLACE TO WORK INDEED! #1"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Chicago, IL (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bain & Company (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Best in class talent
    Entire staff is extremely smart, dedicated and works hard
    Highly respected in industry
    Family environment
    Administrative staff highly valued
    No egos and everyone has a mutual respect for each other
    Perks and benefits are incredible
    Work / life balance is encouraged
    Bain "GETS IT!"
    Administrative leader thorough, beyond fair and creates an extremely pleasant and supportive environment for the team
    Getting involved is highly encouraged and it's easy to get to know Consultants, Partners and higher level executives
    Everyone is approachable, friendly and willing to help no matter the level

    Cons

    I can't think of one con...

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the incredible work! Kudos to you for building and maintaining a first class firm.