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Bain & Company Associate Reviews

Updated 20 June, 2018
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  • "takes care of employees, work life balance" (in 76 reviews)

  • "High impact on businesses worldwide, extremely steep learning curve, supportive environment and colleagues you are proud to work with" (in 71 reviews)

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  1. "Fantastic summer experience at Bain"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Summer Associate in Toronto, ON
    Current Intern - Summer Associate in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bain & Company as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Coming from the nonprofit world, I thought I'd be a fish out of water in consulting. At Bain I always felt supported by my team, by the culture, and the many opportunities for learning on the job. I had a fantastic time despite long hours and high expectations. I was challenged plenty, learned a ton, and look forward to returning full-time.

    Cons

    The consulting lifestyle is a big commitment, and while I was given more flexibility than I expected as an intern, the job is a significant lifestyle commitment.

    Advice to Management

    Local staffing model is great, but in busy times I think suboptimal decisions can be made - protect staffing managers.

    Bain & Company Response

    25 Nov, 2014 – Director, Global Consultant Talent Management

    I suspect that many interns shared your fear about being a 'fish out of water' (I certainly did more than a decade ago!) In fact, I've witnessed many people from a wide range of backgrounds be... More


  2. "Associate Consultant"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Consultant in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Associate Consultant in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bain & Company full-time (More than a year)

    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

  3. "Awesome people, great learning environment and impact."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people you work with
    The topics you work on

    Cons

    Hard job with high work load


  4. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Associate Consultant
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Work 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 Management

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


  5. "Bain & Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Bangkok (Thailand)
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Bangkok (Thailand)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Truly supportive group of people, driven to find the best solutions for its clients, and puts its people first

    Cons

    Can listen more to client feedback (especially working team level) and improve upon knowledge management within the firm


  6. "I used to work full time as SAC"

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

    I worked at Bain & Company full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company and culture, a lot of chance to mingle with colleagues. Broad industry experiences and some excitinf cases

    Cons

    Hours are too long, no work life balance at all

    Advice to Management

    Provide more clairity for experienced hire career upward movement


  7. "Fantastic company & a great place to grow"

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    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Dallas, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Dallas, TX (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Bain has some of the best people, an extremely collaborative environment, and the company absolutely cares about developing their people to be the best they can be.

    Cons

    There will often be long hours, and life at Bain is pretty dependent on your current manager

  8. "Associate Consultant - Bain & Co review"

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    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in New York, NY (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Collegiate atmosphere, genuine commitment to professional development, no travel if desired

    Cons

    Imbalance between rigor of cases, more stringent expense policy when compared to other members of the Big 3

    Advice to Management

    Allocate more resources to the cases that are getting crushed, properly scope cases to maintain a healthy work life balance


  9. "View from an Associate Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Engagements with high-level clients at F500 companies
    - Enjoyable work culture
    - Professional development and coaching

    Cons

    - Relatively long hours
    - Challenging job with ever-growing responsibilities
    - Difficult to stand out among impressive peer group


  10. "Bain is a special place"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people here push you to be better everyday

    Cons

    Client service businesses can be demanding