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Bain & Company Reviews

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. "Bain can do better"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Specialist in London, England
    Current Employee - Specialist in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Bain is a very sociable place to work as there are many social gatherings internally and externally throughout the year. The benefits are also quite reasonable with options to get medical and dental cover, free standard travel insurance and bonus.

    Cons

    Working at Bain as support staff feels like you are less than the consultant. There are many instances where consultants will say hello to you when you need something but when they no longer require your help with a case they behave like they have never met you.

    On top of this, career progression is difficult. I haven't been given adequate support when trying to progress into senior positions.

    Advice to Management

    You need to talk to consultants about how they behave with ALL support staff. Additionally, there needs to be better talks about how a person can progress to senior roles. If someone is pushing for it - guide them!


  2. "CEO"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bain & Company part-time

    Pros

    Challenging and learning environment. Give the opportunity to learn from clients, organisation and peers.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy and hierarchies removed some of the entrepreneurial

  3. "Senior Associate Consultant"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bain & Company full-time

    Pros

    - People
    - Results oriented

    Cons

    - Work-life balance
    - Unable to pick projects


  4. "Great company to work for"

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

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

    Pros

    Great company culture
    Drive for change, particularly within the support teams
    Great name to have on a CV
    Clear remuneration package, benefits package is one of the most impressive ones i've seen

    Cons

    As in every big company/name, there are still some politics around/favorites, but much less than i've seen in competitors
    Office could be a bit more impressive

    Advice to Management

    keep doing what you're doing, continue to drive innovation and to encourage people at every level to contribute ideas and drive change


  5. "Associate Consultant"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bain & Company full-time

    Pros

    Great opportunities for travel and research

    Cons

    long hours but hard work


  6. "Best place to work...for a reason"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people
    Great impact and results
    Great culture and values

    Cons

    Professional services - so marathon of sprints

    Advice to Management

    Continue to innovate


  7. "Case team lead"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Case Team Lead in London, England
    Former Employee - Case Team Lead in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent team, ethos and calibre of employee. Great personal development. Learnt loads and still in touch with many alumni

    Cons

    Tough to fit in the (lack of) work life balance with having a young family.

    Advice to Management

    Nurture more senior role models for juggling home and work and being an actively involved parent mid week

  8. "Great place to learn with amazing people"

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    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Working with biggest corporate clients
    -Culture and values
    -People: amazing colleagues
    -Opportunities for learning and professional development
    -Fun

    Cons

    -Hours can be tough and unpredictable
    -Not all work leads to change


  9. "Great (Bain &) company"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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

    Pros

    The people really make the difference at Bain and the companies values align with what I believe a consulting firm should stand for.

    Cons

    Work-life balance is not always ideal, but I feel it is better than at other firms and nearly all plans can be realized if you give two weeks notice to your team.


  10. "Great place to work at"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in London, England
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bain & Company (More than a year)

    Pros

    Compensation package travel learning environment benefits helpful culture

    Cons

    long hours Stress repetitive job Turnover Constant deadline

    Advice to Management

    n/a


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