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Bain & Company Reviews

Updated 17 September 2018
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  1. "Fantastic Culture, best people to work with"

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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 3 years)

    Pros

    The people - there really is a ‘type’ of person that works at Bain. Every single person will go out of their way to help you out. It’s a friendly environment that has a ton of opportunities to get involved with activities.

    Cons

    The harder you work the higher the expectations. It can also feel like some individuals are favoured.


  2. "Best culture and people"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    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

    Pros

    Incredible culture for learning and having fun!

    Cons

    Hours sometimes not too different from financial services, however huge pay gap on jr positions.

  3. "Brilliant place to work!"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    Pros

    You get to work on the most challenging, high-impact projects with the biggest and best companies in the world. The culture is amazing - I don't think any other high-performance company manages to balance your professional development, freedom to try new things and the supportive, 'family', environment that exists. Bain is truly unique in that regard.

    Cons

    The hours can be long, and that is the sacrifice you need to be willing to make.


  4. "Great place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    - Provides the right amount of stretch, to help with accelerated learning
    - Teams provide the right level of support
    - Management team is understanding and active conversations are held around lifestyle and sustainability

    Cons

    - Tendency to over-deliver to clients sometimes means that there is a scope creep


  5. "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


  6. "Best starting place for a crash course in business"

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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

    I started at Bain & Company straight out of uni, and found it the best place to kickstart my career in business. Some of the key pros of working at Bain:

    -Impactful work: at the end of the day, I could see how our work was making a difference for our clients and wider community. Our advice was informing clients' decision making and led to multiple changes in their organisations. Some projects were truly global in scale and personally it was great to see how they are set up and managed.
    -Internal culture: Bain internal culture is built around learning and mentoring. We have an extensive internal support system which addresses professional development needs throughout the time at Bain. Despite busy periods, everyone is friendly and always willing to lend a helping hand.
    -Career kickstart: overall, experience and skills developed at Bain make it a great place to start a career in business. Global brand recognition also helps when looking for your next opportunity.

    Cons

    -Hours: at times it does get busy and work/life balance suffers, however, management team is always aware of it and tries to make up for it between projects. I still think it's better than in other comparable jobs (consulting/banking), based on what I heard from my friends.

    Advice to Management

    -Learning and Mentoring: make sure the apprenticeship model keeps working with senior members of the team properly teaching and mentoring junior new joiners.


  7. "Great place to start out from university"

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    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in London, England
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bain & Company full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    supportive culture (e.g. learning and mentoring); the ability to make an impact (for our clients and in our communities); great place to start your career

    Cons

    Unpredictable schedule; Long hours; High expectations

  8. "The most enjoyable and educational work environment possible"

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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

    Bain provides an amazing work environment. The employees are incredibly intelligent, creating a stimulating experience for all. However, the experience is summed up by Bain's saying, "we take our work seriously but not ourselves". While providing a challenging environment for your mind, Bain also has the most amazing culture. There is a big emphasis on fun which is demonstrated through regular case team events, office-wide parties, global Bain parties and, on a smaller note, constant snacks! The most important thing about Bain though is the amazing people that you get to know. They are the most intelligent, fun and helpful people I have ever met. Coming to work is always exciting and enjoyable which I don't think you'll get everywhere else!

    Cons

    The only con with working in Bain (as will apply to all strategy consulting firms) is the hours. They are not consistently long but you will have periods of working late so you need to be ok with that. Having said that, the late nights can often be the most enjoyable because you are working with your team to solve a problem.


  9. "Great place to work!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    Amazing supportive culture. High impact and very interesting assignments

    Cons

    As with any consulting firm, hours are not ideal, but there are various ways you can make it work for you


  10. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great team of people around you

    Cons

    Limited access outside of your immediate team


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