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Bain & Company Reviews

Updated 17 Jul 2019

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Bain & Company CEO Manny Maceda
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429 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great people & team: A Bainie never lets another Bainie fail(in 184 reviews)

  • "The firm's culture is one of constant learning - feedback sessions on my professional development occur 4-6 times a month with people of all tenures(in 167 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (550)

    "Welcome to Bain"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
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    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bain & Company full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Welcome to Bain. I'm going to give you a problem that neither the CEO nor his entire management team could solve. And I'm probably going to give you lots of different opinions and imperfect data sources. And then I'll ask you to focus in on where the most value is and convince all those people with different opinions that you're right. But don't worry, I'm also going to give you a Bain team. Those associates and...

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    Cons

    Here's how you know you've made it at Bain. The reward for doing a good job is getting a bigger, tougher problem next time. Meaning, you are always solving the easiest problem you will ever solve again. This takes a lot of resilience and active managing of self-expectations to remember that you are not actually getting worse, the problems are just getting harder. So my advice is to remember that. And then take a...

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    Advice to Management

    Continue to find and promote the leadership that lives our operating principles.

    Bain & Company2015-10-06

    Bain & Company Response

    September 27, 2016Director, Global Consultant Talent Management

    You have captured the essence of what it means to work here! Thanks for sharing your experience.

  2. "Absolutely the best company (&culture!!!)"

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate Consultant 
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    I have been working at Bain & Company full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    No company can beat Bain's culture. Best people to work with.

    Cons

    Long hours of course but you really enjoy the people you work with so it makes it a lot more better & fun

    Bain & Company2019-07-17
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Associate Consultant 
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    Positive Outlook
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    I worked at Bain & Company full-time

    Pros

    Surrounding by exceptional people with great values

    Cons

    Long hours and not in control of your workload

    Bain & Company2019-07-11
  4. "Best place to learn and grow your career"

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    Current Employee - Summer Associate 
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    I have been working at Bain & Company full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Best place to learn and grow your career with opportunity to work on exciting projects across a wide range of industries. Great and distinctive company culture fostered by Bain's home office staffing model.

    Cons

    None that come to mind.

    Bain & Company2019-07-09
  5. "Privilege to be part of Bain experience"

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    Current Employee - Associate Consultant 
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    I have been working at Bain & Company full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Almost every person is intelligent, friendly and dedicated

    Cons

    Lifestyle, although that's an industry issue

    Bain & Company2019-07-09
  6. "Great for learning, but with room for improvement"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Boston, MA
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    I worked at Bain & Company full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The people at Bain really are great -- some of the most passionate, kind people I know. I've maintained lots of friendships even after leaving. Culture is definitely more open/fun than at competitors. Everyone from partners to support staff is happy to joke around which makes the long hours more bearable. I learned a lot about analytics, project management, and prioritization while there. Great connections fellow...

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    Cons

    Work-life balance is going to be pretty bad most of the time (~60+ hours/week) and really awful every few cases (~80+ hours/week). Workforce is not diverse, although this is largely a "pipeline problem." Management seems to be working in earnest to address this.

    Advice to Management

    Crack down harder on the handful of managers/partners who always seem to have unsustainable cases. Most leaders are really wonderful but there are a few "work creators" who make life difficult for their teams.

    Bain & Company2019-07-17
  7. "Best place to work"

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    Current Employee - Consultant 
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    I have been working at Bain & Company full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    -Extraordinary teammates, both professionally and personally -Excellent networking opportunities that allows you to have good exit opportunities -Good pay -You learn everyday, much more than in college or grad school

    Cons

    -Long hours, like in any MBB -Some offices may make transfers a bit difficult, especially after MBA

    Bain & Company2019-07-01
  8. "Fantastic place to work"

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      Former Employee - Manager 

      I worked at Bain & Company full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      Tons of learning and great colleagues

      Cons

      Long hours and travel make the job difficult to manage your personal life

      Bain & Company2019-07-01
    • "Review of SAC at Bain"

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        Current Employee - Senior Associate Consultant in Kuala Lumpur

        I have been working at Bain & Company full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        Very good post-undergrad training on technical & soft skills

        Cons

        Long working hours and high expectations

        Bain & Company2019-07-15
      • Helpful (1)

        "Incredible place to launch your career in business!"

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        Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Atlanta, GA
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Bain & Company full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        Great opportunity to build fundamental business skills. Incredible culture and people. Leadership are invested in your career goals and future no matter where that path will take you.

        Cons

        Hours can be tough and compensation doesn't always favor the high performers.

        Bain & Company2019-06-26
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