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Bain & Company Reviews

Updated 22 February 2018
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  1. "Great place to start a career"

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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

    - Steep learning curve
    - Lots of responsibilities early on
    - Interesting and high impactful work
    - Generally capable and smart bosses/ teammates
    - Very fun and tight-knit peer group
    - Opens up lots of opportunities (from headhunters)

    Cons

    - Hours can be long (though compared with peers in other consulting firms, Bain seems to be better generally)
    - Staffing has most of the say in what projects you will be on, especially as a relatively new joiner

    Advice to Management

    - Make sure that the case management team really care about the welfare of the team; just a couple of poor case experiences is enough to cause churn
    - Make sure that lateral hires and office transfers acculturate themselves to London (e.g. be caring of the team, actively listen to feedback, aim for 8pm finishes and not midnights)


  2. "SAC at Bain & Company in London"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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. "Perks from a lost age"

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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 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


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  5. "Great place to work!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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!)


  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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    • 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

    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"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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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    • 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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    • 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 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"

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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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