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Bain & Company CEO Manny Maceda
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  1. "Best work experience"

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

    I have been working at Bain & Company full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    -Very smart people -Clear performance management framework -Top of market compensation -Clear and rewarding career track -Many exit opportunities

    Cons

    -No life Mon to Thu -Unpredictable schedule

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on people retention

    Bain & Company2019-05-16
  2. "Excellent team environment"

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    Former Employee - Consultant 

    I worked at Bain & Company full-time

    Pros

    - Good team collaboration - Support from experts

    Cons

    - Sometimes you get stuck on poor cases

    Bain & Company2019-05-07
  3. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bain & Company full-time

    Pros

    The people are amazing - it is a fair and exciting company to work for

    Cons

    Internal communications can be challenging at times.

    Bain & Company2019-04-14
  4. "Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bain & Company full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    - learnings - exit prospects (though not actually as good as would expect)

    Cons

    - Constant cultish dogma / propaganda / brainwashing - Brutal feedback culture decimates confidence - Limited actual training - 'sink or swim' - Arbitrary career trajectory dependent upon managers and projects allocated

    Bain & Company2019-04-24

    Bain & Company Response

    April 24, 2019Director, Global Consultant Talent Management

    Thanks for sharing your experience. Regular feedback is an important element of an apprenticeship model, with the intent of helping individuals to continue to develop their skills for long term success at the firm or beyond. I would encourage you to reach out to the HR team in ...

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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good training and place to learn, a pity about bad PR"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bain & Company full-time

    Pros

    - Global training - Learning to be data driven - Fun culture

    Cons

    - Poor work life balance - Almost 0 local partners - Scandal

    Bain & Company2019-03-21
  6. "Best place to launch a career"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bain & Company full-time

    Pros

    The best people you could possibly work with; you will be constantly challenged and shocked at how much you can grow.

    Cons

    As management consulting moves away from strategy and into more hands-on implementation and results delivery work, there can be some scope creep which eats into work-life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure results delivery doesn't get in the way of learnings!

    Bain & Company2019-03-03
  7. "Great place to work with lots of opportunities - you need to build your own path"

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

    I have been working at Bain & Company full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities if you are hungry enough to work for them. Lots of perks and benefits too

    Cons

    Some senior management are very set in their ways. Some promotion processes make you jump through unnecessary hoops just because of a process which was implemented 20+ years ago.

    Bain & Company2019-03-14
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Practice Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bain & Company full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Exciting new strategy to deliver

    Cons

    Lots of deep capabilities to build to complement general manager skillset

    Bain & Company2019-02-28

    Bain & Company Response

    March 1, 2019Director, Global Practice Talent

    Thank you for writing a review. I’m glad you’re excited about the strategy work. I’m available if you ever want to have a professional development discussion about building capabilities.

  9. Helpful (3)

    "Great for consultants, not for business services"

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    Former Employee - Assistant in London, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bain & Company full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Great perks, onsite doctor, nutritionist, gym and hairdresser in the London office.

    Cons

    Culture in London office has been slipping, expanding too quickly has lost the nature of true north. Business services are looked down upon and not really given much opportunity to shine. Quite demoralizing at team meeting when they tell you Bain is a great place if you work hard you'll go further. Not the case for business services, theyre not seen as real people

    Advice to Management

    Treat your business services better, when you have a high turn over you lose the care and compassion that is key to Bain, be more humble with everyone from different walks of life. Its an old boys club and if you from a working class background you are looked down upon.

    Bain & Company2019-01-17
  10. Helpful (5)

    "Damage to mental health and confidence"

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    Former Employee - Associate Consultant in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bain & Company full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Great HR system who worked hard to help employers have a good experience (especially Rachel). Fantastic for CV for the rest of your life.

    Cons

    Meritocracy means that people are constantly competing for promotions which creates performance anxiety and, in the context of 70-90 hour weeks, led to burn out for many people, including up to 6 months off work. (Lots of talk of monitoring hours but people aren't honest about how many hours they do when inputting their time sheets as they know it will trigger an alarm to their managers which goes directly back to them).

    Advice to Management

    Sell bigger teams to clients and minimise reports to ensure everyone is properly supported in the team.

    Bain & Company2019-01-03
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