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Updated 20 January 2019
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  1. Featured Review

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    "Amazing place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bain & Company full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Interesting and challenging work with great exposure to senior clients
    - Fun and supportive culture, with strong focus on coaching and mentorship
    - Wide range of opportunities within the company (travel, transfers etc.)

    Cons

    - Hours and travel can make finding a work-life balance challenging


  2. Helpful (524)

    "Welcome to Bain"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bain & Company full-time (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.

    Bain & Company Response

    27 Sep 2016 – Director, Global Consultant Talent Management

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

  3. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Treasurer in Boston, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Treasurer in Boston, MA (US)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fantastic culture, work life balance

    Cons

    Should have stayed longer there


  4. "PTA"

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    Former Employee - PTA in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Former Employee - PTA in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bain & Company part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Working with excellent supervisor and the project is very interesting and strategy related; Got the excellent research and communication skill (written).

    Cons

    Bad hours and always need to work overtime and PTA's salary is not match their workload.


  5. "Deserves 5 stars"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bain & Company full-time

    Pros

    Culture to listen to everyone's voice
    Smart and reasonable people
    Company cares about work environment and culture globally and locally

    Cons

    Pace of innovation to match changing industries, especially tech and healthcare
    Relocation not flexible


  6. "Best place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bain & Company full-time

    Pros

    Good people, great culture, amazing projects

    Cons

    None - company is pretty perfect


  7. "Great co. to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bain & Company full-time

    Pros

    The culture promotes helping each other and personal excellence at the same time. Work hard, party harder is truly embodied in the culture at Bain.

    Cons

    It is not for everybody as the travel and living out of a suitcase may get on your nerves. Mon-Fri or Mon-Thu you can find yourself traveling.

    Advice to Management

    Management should continue to be proactive on professional development of employees like always. There isn't anything broken, no need to fix. More money never hurt anyone though.

  8. "Project Leader"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bain & Company full-time

    Pros

    great culture, leadership and inspirational management that invests in you

    Cons

    behind the other firms on innovation and cutting edge offerings


  9. "Very supportive environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bain & Company full-time

    Pros

    Everyone you work with is incredibly positive and kind .

    Cons

    Hard work!
    Long hours .


  10. "Case Team Leader"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bain & Company full-time

    Pros

    The culture: friendly & collaborative relationships within Bain and with the company. Very strong in Private Equity, which I like.

    Cons

    Like every other management consulting firm: lots of travel, not a lot of ownership as you change project every couple months.

    Advice to Management

    Keep working on the flexibility programs (which are getting better and better)