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Updated 22 January 2019
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  1. "great place for a career start"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    they really pick out the best and this shows. Colleagues are great and supportive, so are superiors

    Cons

    culture is getting there, but all 3, MBB have to work harder on this.


  2. "Great for consultants, not for business services"

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

    I worked at Bain & Company full-time (More than a year)

    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.

  3. "Damage to mental health and confidence"

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

    I worked at Bain & Company full-time (More than a year)

    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.


  4. "Best place to work"

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

    I have been working at Bain & Company full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Compelling career path - and great company culture

    Cons

    would love more systematic social work


  5. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great benefits and salary. Good office location

    Cons

    work can be mundane and boring


  6. "A company that works hard and plays hard"

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate in London, England
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in London, England
    Recommends

    I worked at Bain & Company full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Very supportive teams, and you'll make friends you want to hang out with outside of work
    - Unlike other consultancies, there is a central staffer that will sort projects, so no need to pitch yourself to partners to get onto projects

    Cons

    - Can have a bit of a frat house vibe
    - They can push individuals too hard and have seen people burn out


  7. "PTA"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Definitely a great opportunity for students to know what a real case is. Flexible working hours and locations.

    Cons

    Experience varied widely case by case. Sometimes boring for those who have done similar work before.

  8. "Bain London"

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

    I have been working at Bain & Company full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    London is a fantastic office - big enough to have a LOT going on, lots of projects, great flow of people coming in and out the business (transfers etc) and social stuff but a very supportive and mission driven culture where they encourage everyone to thrive.

    Cons

    Fast paced environment, can sometimes feel a bit relentless!


  9. "Passionate about people"

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

    I have been working at Bain & Company full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Fantastic culture, smart, motivated, inspirational people who genuinely care about each other and their clients. Strong one team culture with a leadership team committed to developing talent and supporting individuals to be the best version of themselves.

    Cons

    Unpredictable and often long hours, but not unusual in this industry


  10. "Positive overall"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Bain & Company full-time

    Pros

    Great people and culture, varied work and great opportunities after

    Cons

    Long hours, sometimes boring projects