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Updated 18 June, 2018
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  1. "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


  2. "Excellent workplace, but small size has benefits and drawbacks"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Consultant in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good comp, great people, and experience is as promised: fast-paced, high level problem solving, and fairly interesting challenges.

    Cons

    Standard-issue work-life balance difficulties. Smaller offices mean that staffing cannot be as tailored to your preferences - this can be a source of major frustration.

  3. "Great Company to Work for"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Consultant in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work life balance. i met a lot of interesting and good people. Made money and connections in other industries.

    Cons

    I felt that some of the people that i work with are jealous.

    Advice to Management

    Look for Jealousy


  4. "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


  5. "Good company overall, though different experiences in regional office"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Consultant in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    high turnover translates to limited investment in mentorship


  6. "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.


  7. "Great People, Great Culture,Amazing Learning"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Consultant in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Bain has so many flexible work options and perks that go with the job. Bain paid for me (travel and housing, fully paid) to go to Australia for 6 month so I could explore a new culture and meet new people. Bain also has a annual event (Bain world cup where it pays for employees from all offices around the world to come together (this year in London) and play soccer and other sports and also hosts parties in the evenings. This is all to say the firm cares about the people and the experience. We definitely work hard but the Bain leadership cares about the people and especially sustainability and doesn't run people into the ground. I've been at Bain for just over 2 years and I've had the opportunity to work for several Fortune 100 companies doing major transformational work and I've learned so much along the way.

    Cons

    Like any consulting role, its client facing so there's a bit of unpredictability in travel or schedule week to week.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on sustainability and flexible work arrangements as art of the firm's overall benefits/comp offer.

  8. "Would highly recommend!"

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    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in New York, NY (US)
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Absolutely the people, hands down!

    Cons

    Work life balance can be a little lacking sometimes


  9. "High performing supportive work place"

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    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Sydney (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    One of the best places to start your career - very strong mentoring and feedback culture, which allows for constant self-reflection and improvement. This is coupled by a rigorous training program which ensures you learn the consulting tool-kit very quickly. Finally this strong emphasis of mentorship and learning is supported by a fun and supportive culture which emphasises connectivity across and between classes.

    Cons

    Sometimes the hours can be long and work-life balance can be negatively impacted - I wouldn't say this is the norm and you can usually manage work-life balance on most cases.


  10. "Amazing company that takes care of the employees well!"

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    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Warm and welcoming culture, having the space to learn (and make mistakes), personalized career path and true smart, fun and kind colleagues.

    Cons

    Working late hours sometimes, doing many analysis as we are very data driven which can take some frustrations when data of clients are super difficult and incorrect / incomplete