Bain & Company Reviews

Updated 13 May 2021

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Bain & Company Worldwide Managing Partner Manny Maceda
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Pros
  • "Great people to hang out with outside of work too(in 238 reviews)

  • "Huge focus on people and professional development(in 216 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Client services so your time is at times dictated by clients(in 62 reviews)

  • "Hours and travel can be tough at times(in 60 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee

      senior consultant

      8 May 2021 - Senior Consultant 
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      Pros

      great team and great progress within company

      Cons

      not enough holidays and days off

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    2. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Great

      23 Apr 2021 - Senior Consultant in London, England, England
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      Pros

      they had a great leadership programme

      Cons

      Not many that i can think of. Long intense hours

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Best place to work, and making great strides on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

      19 Feb 2021 - Senior Manager in London, England, England
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      Pros

      - Bain has an extremely strong culture which is based on supporting each individual and client as best as we can - Bain takes Diversity, Equity and Inclusion seriously - there are a number of initiatives right from Representation to Culture to our Impact that are helping Bain progress at pace on the D,E&I agenda

      Cons

      - Some cases are intense (in terms of hours worked, client pressures, etc.) but the leadership has active conversations with the team to try and manage the situations as best as possible

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    4. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Great place to work

      8 Apr 2021 - Principal 
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      Pros

      Great fun as a graduate. Great progression

      Cons

      Very long hours of course.

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great place to work

      8 Apr 2021 - Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great place to work at bain

      Cons

      None I have no cons

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      No better place to work

      22 Feb 2021 - Senior Associate Consultant 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Fantastic people, culture, development, and exit opportunities Opens exactly the same doors as McKinsey and BCG, but with a more sustainable and friendly culture Clear leader in PE work with largest alumni network in PE

      Cons

      Typical cons of management consulting - long hours and high expectations The average person on the street is less likely to have heard of Bain than McKinsey (but this is purely a prestige/ego point - for recruitment it makes no difference)

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Incredible opportunities but long hours

      20 Apr 2021 - Associate Consultant in London, England, England
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      Pros

      Great wellbeing and capacity support and plenty of investment into professional growth. Great flexibility and travel options

      Cons

      60 hour weeks the norm and very much at the whim of client demands

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great place to work!!!

      25 Mar 2021 - Senior Specialist in London, England, England
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      Pros

      People How employees are treated and invested in by company Development

      Cons

      Long hours Quite demanding but not necessarily a bad thing!

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    9. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      A solid company- you'll learn a lot, you'll give a lot

      22 Dec 2020 - Associate Consultant in London, England, England
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      Pros

      Amazing amount of learning, super smart people, strong professional development opportunities. No one signs up for consulting thinking it's going to be a walk in the park. You will work damn hard. The variety that comes with projects means some are stellar and some are rough. But you will learn an incredible amount. And Bain's culture is a mile ahead of any other consulting firms- they put a lot of effort into finding and retaining great people. Can honestly say I never disliked anyone at my time at Bain and that's incredible. Was proud to see Bain take some big steps to confront racial inequality. I hope they've followed through with some of the promises made in June.

      Cons

      Hours, burnout, inconsistency in HR/management. The hours can be really tough long term, which is why most people leave. The best at Bain find their niche and how to balance life and work. Management can depend based on project but overall the company puts a lot of work into developjng managers.

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great place to work

      19 Mar 2021 - Senior Associate Consultant in London, England, England
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      Pros

      Fantastic culture, great people to work with

      Cons

      Long hours, can be hierarchical

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