Compare McKinsey & Company vs Bain & Company BETA

See how Bain & Company vs. McKinsey & Company compare on employee ratings, job openings, CEO approval, business outlook and more.
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McKinsey & Company

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Bain & Company

Employee Ratings

Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.4
(based on 3767 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.6
(based on 2785 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
4.5
Career Opportunities
4.7
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
4.4
Compensation & Benefits
4.6
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.1
Work-life balance
3.6
Senior Management
Senior Management
4.1
Senior Management
4.5
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.4
Culture & Values
4.7
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
McKinsey & Company Ceo Kevin Sneader
97%
97%Kevin Sneader
CEO Approval
Bain & Company Ceo Manny Maceda
99%
99%Manny Maceda
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
91%
% Recommend to a friend
94%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
87%
Positive Business Outlook
94%

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What Employees Say

Pros
Pros
"Great people"(in 219 reviews)
"Smart people"(in 219 reviews)
Pros
"Great people"(in 191 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Long hours"(in 674 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 639 reviews)
Cons
"Long hours"(in 451 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 392 reviews)
Featured Review

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at McKinsey & Company full-time

Pros

Work with some of the most interesting and ambitious people around. Interesting problems with (predominantly) interesting clients.

Cons

Long hours are a given, and they increase in direct proportion to your tenure.

Current Employee - Manager

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 consultants are going to be tenacious in coming up with creative approaches. Those managers and partners are going to knock down barriers for you, connect you where you need to be connected, guide, support, direct and re-direct you. The office support staff is going to fix your computer after you spilled coffee on it for the third time, find you the unfindable data source, and smile and hand you a baked good after you ask for help re-doing dozens of slides. You are empowered and accountable but you are not alone. And the best part is you can't fail. Because after all, what all those people are reinforcing is that a Bainie never lets another Bainie fail.

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 second to realize that it would be a lot less fun if the reverse were true. And isn't that precisely why you wanted this job in the first place anyway? It sure was for me.

Advice to Management

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

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