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Bain & Company Worldwide Managing Partner Manny Maceda
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Pros
  • "Great people to hang out with outside of work too(in 238 reviews)

  • "Huge focus on people and professional development(in 216 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Client services so your time is at times dictated by clients(in 62 reviews)

  • "Hours and travel can be tough at times(in 60 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Welcome to Bain

      Oct 5, 2015 - Manager in Chicago, IL
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      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.

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      Bain & Company Response

      Director, Global Consultant Talent Management

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

    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Great firm, great people

      Sep 14, 2021 - Vice President in Paris
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      Pros

      Great culture, great clients, high performance environment

      Cons

      Not much really, great place to work

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great career Start

      Sep 14, 2021 - Analyst in Gurgaon, Uttar Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh
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      Pros

      Great learning curve A lot of perks other than a good salary Great work life balance

      Cons

      Not applicable for me at current moment

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Great, supportive, team-driven culture; fantastic professional talent

      Sep 14, 2021 - Senior Partner in New York, NY
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      Pros

      Strong focus on development, and career progression Highly supportive work environment One Team mindset - Best teaming behaviors of any company, period. Fantastic professionals; really 'best of the best' capabilities, culture, personalities Ambitious, exciting growth strategy and outlook Really strong client relationships and promoter-based focus Ideas-driven, constantly looking to break new ground

      Cons

      Hours can be long: great for motivated people, not if you are wanting a 9-5 In normal times, travel is a must - and this can be challenging for some

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Employee

      Sep 13, 2021 - Associate 
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      Pros

      Work life balance is amazing here

      Cons

      Pressure of job always seems to be around

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great place to work!

      Sep 13, 2021 - Consultant in Chicago, IL
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      Pros

      Great teams and interesting work

      Cons

      Long hours are the only downside

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    7. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Team

      Sep 13, 2021 - Marketing Associate in Warsaw
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      Pros

      Atmosphere is great. Great Teamwork. Supportive. Always helping one another.

      Cons

      Sometimes you're loaded with work alone but that does not happen usually

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Responsible for Customer Relations and data analysis

      Sep 12, 2021 - Associate CRM in Gurgaon, Haryana, Haryana
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      Pros

      Great culture! Best company to work for! Office is amazing and great work life balance

      Cons

      No cons as of now

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Professional impact, personal happiness

      Sep 10, 2021 - Partner in Boston, MA
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      Pros

      1. Teaming and Culture 2. Critical business issues and driving real impact in the world 3. Professional development balanced with personal flexibility 4. Global network and feels like family

      Cons

      1. Client services 2. Periods of higher stress and hours 3. Travel needs

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Continues to be a great place to work

      Sep 10, 2021 - Consulting in Austin, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Unparalleled learning with hands-on coaching and best-in-class training - Interesting work - can try lots of new things, or specialize (after some time) - Good work / life balance for the industry (but we're still in client services!) - The best people. Bainies are kind, humble, and passionate about what they do.

      Cons

      - This can be a stressful job! The stakes and expectations are high. - Variability of experience by case (due to client dynamics, leadership style, and case scope)

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