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Updated 19 October, 2018
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Pros
  • "Good work-life balance while still offering a challenging environment" (in 78 reviews)

  • "Highly interesting job, with very steep learning curve" (in 77 reviews)

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  1. "Great culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Bain is really known for its culture and they invest in it. People are generally fun to work with

    Cons

    Work-life balance is tough as expected in any professional services. Don't always have much choice in choosing projects - often dictated by the office and its location.

    Advice to Management

    Be more forward thinking in investing in new age technology and services like competitors


  2. "Great place to learn"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bain & Company full-time

    Pros

    Great learning opportunities. Company really values you.

    Cons

    Culture can be too strong - high degree of conformism. Challenging work life balance.

  3. "Associate Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture. Great mentorship. Great people.

    Cons

    Long hours, but not an issue if you don't mind. Weekend work is rare though.


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    "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Manager in Toronto, ON
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    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Bain & Company full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Fantastic range and depth of exposure to industries, functional areas, and business issues. Accelerated access to work directly with senior level managers and the "C-suite" much more quickly than via industry path.

    Cons

    Very long hours and substantial travel. Organization is results-driven but there's some risk of frustration / disillusionment about being an advisor and not really owning the results.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest heavily in training and supporting your people. It's what sets the firm apart.


  5. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bain & Company full-time

    Pros

    - Benefits
    - Environment
    - Development

    Cons

    - Hours
    - Traveling
    - Type of work


  6. "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.


  7. "Supportive of multiple career paths"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Partner track isn't for everyone and Bain recognizes that. They have great career support teams to help consultants across all levels navigate their careers outside of Bain to make sure that Bain alumni land well post-Bain. For those that want to stay with Bain long term, there are also lots of options to consider whether it's internally facing leadership roles, externships, temporary office transfers, etc. There is no one size fits all employee at Bain.

    Low on politics. Great people.

    Cons

    Some find the hors to be long and the travel schedule depending on where your clients are can be challenging.

    Bain & Company Response

    27 Sep, 2016 – Director, Global Consultant Talent Management

    Thank you for writing a review that highlights the support and flexibility we provide to employees and alumni. We aspire to provide employees flexibility to meet their professional and personal needs... More

  8. "Summer intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Fast paced and dynamic environment

    Cons

    hours can be quite long


  9. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Bain & Company full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Truly inspirational colleagues that you enjoy spending time with.
    Exposure to a variety of business challenges / industries / companies which quickly builds your business instincts. Bain is the ideal place to launch a successful career in business.
    The training and mentorship are incredible.
    Very competitive compensation, and true meritocracy.

    Cons

    Case work often demands regular travel and long working hours.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Manager in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Bain & Company full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The most outgoing, challenging, supportive, exciting, fast-paced, motivating work environment I've ever seen.

    Cons

    The hours can be intense and the travel can be a drawback

    Advice to Management

    People are the key to our success. Keep recruiting and retaining the best people in the industry!


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