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Bain & Company Reviews

Updated Jul 24, 2014
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4.4 548 reviews

99% Approve of the CEO

Bain & Company Worldwide Managing Director Bob Bechek

Bob Bechek

(197 ratings)

93% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The company also places a lot of emphasis on professional development as well as work/life balance (in 27 reviews)

  • Benefits are almost unmatched and lots of culture of really great people (in 53 reviews)


Cons
  • It's on us to remain ourselves that work-life balance is a priority (in 85 reviews)

  • Although better compared to some other firms in this industry, still long hours (in 94 reviews)

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    Awesome people, great learning environment and impact.

    Associate Consultant (Current Employee) Toronto, ON

    ProsThe people you work with
    The topics you work on

    ConsHard job with high work load

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Associate Consultant (Former Employee) Toronto, ON

    Pros- Great mentorship and focus on professional development. Everyone you work genuinely wants you to do well.
    - They invest a lot in you for training.
    - Great people and culture. Particularly in the Toronto office, it feels very close-knit.

    Cons- Long hours and lack of sustainable work/life balance.
    - Lack of clarity in staffing and opportunities to work in specific industries that you are interested in

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Never stopped raising the bar, never stopped teaching me to grab it

    Principal (Current Employee) Toronto, ON

    ProsConstant escalation of my skills, but paired with a huge amount of support. I was always in over my head and there was always someone throwing me a life preserver and teaching me to swim.This has stayed true for 8 years.

    Great culture, great people.

    ConsGets stressful when you're close to a promotion point - though I admit this is most self-imposed!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good company overall, though different experiences in regional office

    Consultant (Current Employee) Toronto, ON

    Prosstrong culture and nice, down to earth people...

    Conshigh turnover translates to limited investment in mentorship

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    I learned a ton, and it is a great brand to have on my resume.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Toronto, ON

    Pros- Work hard surrounded by very bright and competent people
    - Very high learning curve
    - Good benefits and salary relative to consulting firms out of the top 3

    Cons- They play on the emotional weaknesses of consultants to make them work harder
    - Managers are promoted for being good client managers, not for managing teams well, so a lot of managers are not concerned with how their teams view them

    Advice to Senior Management- I know it's not easy, but one of these days Bain is going to have to deal with the fact that it's not a very welcoming environment towards women past a certain tenure. Try as they might with women's dinners, etc, it still feels like an old boys club.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work

    Associate Consultant (Current Employee)

    ProsReally great people. I always feel inspired at Bain and get great proffessional development opportunities. We also get a lot of responsibility

    ConsWork life balance can be an issue. Hard to know how tough a given week will be in advance so making social plan can be challenging.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement has managed downturn really well. I would make a push to enter government space give their greater involvement in corporate america.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

    3 people found this helpful  

    Great place to start career

    Associate Consultant (Current Employee) Chicago, IL (US)

    ProsGreat culture
    Great training
    Great people
    Great opportunities for continuation within Bain or a career in a variety of fields (PE, Corporate, etc.)

    ConsCan be taxing / hard work
    Not all projects are going to be equally attractive

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    Great company to start at out of college

    Consultant (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat people, Great training, Builds a strong business foundation, Strong network

    ConsLimited control over your schedule, difficult work life balance

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Intense and rewarding

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosanalytic culture, fun, high salaries, fast track career

    Conslifestyle sucks (a lot of work to do in very limited time), meritocracy is kinda relative

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Amazing place to start your career

    Senior Associate Consultant (Former Employee) Atlanta, GA (US)

    ProsAmazing culture, everyone is so helpful and wants to see you develop professionally. You learn A TON analytically as an Associate Consultant in the first three years that will help you no matter where you go

    ConsLifestyle isn't for everyone long-term, but it's definitely worth it right out of college

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you're doing!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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