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Updated 17 July 2018
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  • "takes care of employees, work life balance" (in 76 reviews)

  • "Skill-building - steep learning curve ensures that after a few years you've really got some marketable skills to speak of" (in 70 reviews)

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  1. "Case Team Leader"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Growth opportunities, great people and culture

    Cons

    Generalist approach up to manager+ level


  2. "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

  3. "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.


  4. "Lives up to the hype"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Invest a lot of money into employees, take connectedness between employees seriously, don't take themselves to seriously, work hard and are passionate

    Cons

    Can have long working hours if you let it - but it is up to you


  5. "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


  6. "Senior Associate Consultant"

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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 a year)

    Pros

    If you like consulting, Bain has probably the most interesting projects (along with the other Top 3 firms). In my first two years I did cost transformation, strategy for a FTSE 100 firm and customer experience

    Cons

    This job demands a lot from you (long periods of travel, longish period of late work). Even though you can influence this to a certain degree, it won't be 9am-5pm

    Advice to Management

    Coaching is not just about making great individuals excellent, but also picking up the slow starters and ensuring they can fulfil their potential


  7. "Most engaging job and company"

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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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Great inductions/training
    - Weekly talks from external speakers
    - Free gym!
    - Engagement and support from all partners
    - Bain World Cup!
    - Clear career plan
    - Great office and location
    - Great pay and benefits

    Cons

    Not so much a con but would be great to find more ways to mix the consulting and CSS teams more regularly

  8. "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 (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


  9. "Interesting work, fantastic culture, brilliant people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Bain & Company full-time

    Pros

    The culture is fantastic and the company really invests in building and maintaining a great company spirit. This ranges from global events like the Bain World Cup, or opportunities to share anonymous feedback to management on a weekly basis.

    The work is interesting and varied, you'll learn quickly and get exposure to several industries and capabilities.

    The people are great and it is a very collaborative and friendly working environment.

    Cons

    Work life balance is not great, but given the industry it is really well managed, for example teams will usually try to accommodate personal plans and there is no expectation to work weekends (although inevitably people sometimes do).

    Gender balance is bad at the senior levels.


  10. "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


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