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Bain & Company Consultant Reviews

Updated 9 December, 2017
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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


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  5. "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


  6. "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


  7. "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.


  8. "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


  9. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
    Current Employee - Consultant in Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, smart & friendly colleagues, interesting projects

    Cons

    Long working hours, lots of travel


  10. "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.


  11. "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