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Great company to build foundational business skills

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Former Employee - Manager  in  New York, NY (US)
Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY (US)

I worked at Bain & Company full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

- Fun work hard, play hard culture
- Best business training ground
- Help make real change at clients, not just perform studies

Cons

- Lot of hours
- Can be a lot of trouble, although they have improved this quite a bit (office dependent also)
- Up or out meritocracy is good if you're going up, no so much if you are good but just need more time to mature

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Recognize the need for some consultants to take more time to make it to the next level, and give it to them

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    A vibrant place to work with great culture and tones of opportunities for having impact and developing skills

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    Current Employee - Consultant
    Current Employee - Consultant

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

    Pros

    - Minimum office politics: The company is very result oriented which encourages everyone to focus on the objective and reduces the politics involved compare to other companies that I worked at.
    -A true Meritocracy: The promotion process is truly based on merit which give all the employees motivation to focus on doing the best they can for solving the clients challenges
    -Great culture: Teams are extremely supportive which creates a ideal atmosphere to work in

    Cons

    Bain probably has one of the best work life balance in consulting industry but at the end of the day the work load is not predictable making it difficult to plan your schedule during the week.

    Recommends
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    Great place to work but takes getting used to!

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    Current Employee - Consultant  in  Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Consultant in Sydney (Australia)

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

    Pros

    Great employer with an amazing cohort of down-to-earth, talented consultants who are fun to hang out with; great opportunities to travel both domestically and internationally, as well as pursue learning opportunities both within the Bain network but also through MBAs

    Cons

    As with all professional services, hours can be long and travel intense. Increased turnover within the Australian business over the past couple of years, with sustainability and work/life balance being the biggest challenge facing the business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do ensure sustainability is a top priority within the business, to prevent burnouts, breakdowns and depression within the workplace. There are very few people within the business that have created a sustainable balance, so it can be difficult to train junior staff or transfers to develop/display the right behaviours within the business

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