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Updated 30 January, 2018
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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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    • 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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    • 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


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  5. "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.


  6. "Best Place to Launch Your Career!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Consultant in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Associate Consultant in New York, NY (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bain & Company full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Unbelievably supportive and caring environment where you are constantly challenged to learn amongst like-minded peers.

    Cons

    None to speak of.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!


  7. "Awesome company, great people"

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    Current Intern - Associate Consultant in Mexico, Distrito Federal (Mexico)
    Current Intern - Associate Consultant in Mexico, Distrito Federal (Mexico)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with
    Good salary

    Cons

    Work life balance is not so good


  8. "Associate Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Associate Consultant in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Former Employee - Associate Consultant in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great career opportunities and great people.

    Cons

    Lacking flexibility on case assignment; being too much of a generalist for entry level


  9. "Great place to grow"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Milan (Italy)
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Milan (Italy)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bain & Company full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - C-lev exposure
    - amazing team
    - great benefit

    Cons

    - hard work life balance

    Advice to Management

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    "Good company for starting a career"

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

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

    Pros

    Strong focus on Professional Development and career building

    Cons

    Hours can be unpredictable, which can be challenging

    Advice to Management

    Continue focus on professional development


  11. "Great place to work for fresh grads"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Unique culture and great benefits

    Cons

    Work-life balance, policies getting worse