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Bain & Company Reviews

Updated 23 October 2017
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Pros
  • Management truly care about work/life balance (in 71 reviews)

  • Very steep learning curve - you won't do the same thing twice as an AC, Consultant, Case Team Leader (in 62 reviews)

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  1. "Executive Assistant"

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

    I have been working at Bain & Company part-time

    Pros

    Flexibility, culture, environment, location, people

    Cons

    large company - so hard to get to know a lot people

    Advice to Management

    Listen to and respect your peers


  2. "Great place to learn"

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

    I worked at Bain & Company full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people, very strong culture. Work on interesting projects, learn a lot for your future career and looks great on your CV.

    Cons

    Long hours and can be hierarchical.

    Advice to Management

    Get better at recognizing when people are burnt out and need a break!


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Recommend fully"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great place to work with excellent learning opportunities. Top notch place to accelerate your career by working on tough problems with very smart people

    Cons

    Travel can be difficult, hours can be demanding. Client services is always tough, but you should know this going in.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. Great place to work with excellent learning opportunities. Top notch place to accelerate your career


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  5. "Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    - good pay rate
    - good extras

    Cons

    - no cons so far.


  6. "Bain"

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

    Pros

    Good pay, good canteen, social events

    Cons

    long hours, corporate culture, quiet office, no atmosphere


  7. "Develop strong consulting skillset"

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

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

    Pros

    Good, visible projects
    Strong training
    Fantastic reputation and opportunities afterwards

    Cons

    Long hours
    Hierarchical - consultants expected not to speak too much compared to managers or partners in team meetings


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Phenomenal learning environment"

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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

    Pros

    -Incredible, smart colleagues who are focused on your development
    -Word class training
    -Supportive office environment

    Cons

    -Tough hours
    -Huge weight on your shoulders to deliver


  9. "Consultant"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Bain & Company full-time

    Pros

    Excellent place to work, great people

    Cons

    Long hours and a lot of travel (which can be a pro!)

    Advice to Management

    Inject more sustainability into the organisation


  10. "Great place to start career"

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

    Pros

    Smart people, great grounding in business, good variety of sectors, very strong culture

    Cons

    Hours and travel not great, high variability between quality of cases

    Advice to Management

    Keep focusing on culture, it makes a big difference. Focus on preserving what makes Bain different


  11. "There's a reason it's the best place to work..."

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

    I worked at Bain & Company full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Learnt a huge amount:
    - Great analytical training
    - Interesting work
    - Great exposure to clients

    Cons

    The hours can be long - but that's to be expected with any client facing business. It's offset with good pay, great training and amazing culture

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on sustainability and how to take best practices from around the Bain system


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