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Bain & Company Associate Reviews

Updated 9 December, 2017
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  1. "Fantastic summer experience at Bain"

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    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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    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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    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. "Good"

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

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

    Pros

    competitive salary, chance to work abroad

    Cons

    few chance to travel, few local(Chinese) projects


  7. "Best place to learn"

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate Consultant in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Associate Consultant in Chicago, IL (US)
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Super smart, talented, supportive culture. Traveling = perk of airline and hotel status, great for personal trips.

    Cons

    Travel meant weekday "norm" of working until 10pm. Hard to build community at home.


  8. "Fun place to work at"

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    Current Employee - Associate in New Delhi (India)
    Current Employee - Associate in New Delhi (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Managers invested in your career. Fun team outings, transfer opportunities

    Cons

    Stretched working hours. Need better integration of laterals

    Advice to Management

    Do not step away from the core


  9. "A great start to a career (but I'm glad I'm out)"

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate Consultant
    Former Employee - Senior Associate Consultant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - World-class training
    - Great exposure to professional experiences which will open doors to "the next job" post-Bain
    - Relatively high compensation

    Cons

    - Work/life balance can be terrible
    - Tendency for managers to attribute challenges in case to subordinates' performance, rather than poor scoping or direction
    - Bizarre culture - feels like somewhere between a church group and a cult
    - Highly political - severely undermines supposed meritocracy
    - Lack of transparency for HR matters


  10. "Associate Consultant Intern"

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    Current Intern - Associate Consultant
    Current Intern - Associate Consultant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bain & Company as an intern

    Pros

    Great networks and talented people you are working with. The methodology you learned here will benefit you in the rest of career.

    Cons

    Long work hour and a bit hot some times.

    Advice to Management

    Not much


  11. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bain & Company full-time

    Pros

    good projects great people great culture

    Cons

    hours long (normal for top tier consulting but significantly higher than some smaller firms.