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Bain & Company Reviews

Updated 17 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. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    Bain London is a great place to work.

    There are so many opportunities to grow and challenge yourself as an individual.

    You get spoilt for choice with events, outings, food (food and more food). You will always have a friendly face to chat with - incredibly social and open office. Our Bain World Cup was hosted in Los Angeles this year and the Summer Event is in Rome.

    If you are willing to speak up you will be heard.

    Cons

    It's not for everyone! You do need to be a certain type of person to excel at Bain.

    Negative people or individuals who cannot adapt to change will struggle as the landscape is constantly adapting to improve.

    Team player attitude is an absolute must


  2. "SAC at Bain & Company in London"

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

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

    Pros

    Incredible people, interesting client issues, huge variety and a meritocratic organisation which encompasses people of many different backgrounds and personalities

    Cons

    Hours can be long and stressful; limited opportunity for public sector work

    Advice to Management

    Invest more resources in developing our Sustainability practice - we lag competitors


  3. "Great place to work!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate Consultant in London, England
    Current Employee - Senior 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

    Awesome culture all round, stimulating work and flexibility options

    Cons

    Work/life balance can be an issue like in most professional services (although I think Bain does a better job than most!)


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  5. "Perks from a lost age"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate Consultant in London, England
    Current Employee - Senior 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

    I'm continuously amazed by the number of offsites, trainings, international get-togethers that Bain offers its employees. It reminds me of the perks my parents had in the 80s/90s, which seem to have totally disappeared from the corporate landscape.

    The perks are not only fun, they are amazing learning experiences, they provide us with support and are a reminder of the overall mission.

    Cons

    Often achievements from previous work experience aren't recognized as Bain has a strong culture of homegrown skills and capabilities. This is something that should be improved

    Advice to Management

    Acknowledge employment history outside of Bain more


  6. "Great place to start your career"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Support in London, England
    Former Employee - Business Support in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great culure and some of the people are amazing to work with.
    - Excellent location in the heart of London.

    Cons

    - Work/life balance can be a struggle


  7. "Bain Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    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

    Quality of people, interesting and varied work, great exit opportunities and culture

    Cons

    Work can be very intense at time

    Advice to Management

    Keep going on the sustainability drive


  8. Helpful (2)

    "review"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Challenging job with learning opportunities.

    Cons

    No real strategy cases. Mostly cost cutting.


  9. "Amazing"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in London, England
    Former Employee - Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bain & Company (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    - Tremendous learning experience
    - Look after staff well
    - Great training
    - Fun people

    Cons

    - Long work hours
    - Lots of travel which eventually gets tiring


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Partner"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Partner in London, England
    Current Employee - Partner in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bain & Company full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Unique international teaming culture to deliver the best of Bain to clients. Fast-paced learning environment; 100% meritocratic; smart, dynamic teams; maniacal focus on client results; unparalleled variety of work; flexibility to take time off/ moderate role as life situations change

    Cons

    None compared to any other top-tier professional services environment; intensive hours and work patterns go with the desire for excellence in client delivery.


  11. "Amazing place to work"

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

    Pros

    Fantastic colleagues, well paid, very interesting job

    Cons

    Job is challenging - flip side to the interest and pay, but it is managed as well as it could be


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