Bain & Company Reviews

Updated Jul 2, 2020

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Bain & Company Worldwide Managing Partner Manny Maceda
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  1. "They really invest in your development"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Toronto, ON
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    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at Bain & Company full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The best people to work with! Everyone is so smart! Great resources available and unbelievable perks. Inclusive work space.

    Cons

    Base salary should be more comparable to BCG and McKinsey if the firm wants to really be #1. Hours can be long but not too bad relatively. Try to get more cases across different verticals.

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  2. "good job"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Consultant in Toronto, ON
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    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Bain & Company part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    interesting and insightful about things

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    "Best consulting firm to work for"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Consultant 
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    Positive Outlook
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    I worked at Bain & Company full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great culture - people tend to be very supportive and willing to help if you need it. You get to work with major companies - often the biggest or top 3 in their respective industries. There is a greater emphasis on client relationships vs. other firms, and more client engagement. This translates into longer-term cases with the same client. This can be pretty rewarding since you not only get to develop a strategy or an improvement plan, but also help implement it (or at least begin to implement it). Travel is not that bad - although you travel frequently, Bain staffs on a regional level, meaning that you won't be flying across the country. Instead, you will typically be in the same state/one state away. Great pay & benefits. Very clear career progression path (with tough cut-offs), but if you make it to the next level, pay and responsibility increases are substantial.

    Cons

    Typical cons endemic to consulting as an industry - your work doesn't always get used by the client. Even if the work does get used, many cases are short (as consulting services are expensive), so, you don't really get to see your recommendations be implemented, but end up moving on to the next case - although at Bain that is less likely to happen than at other firms, since there tend to be longer-term client relationships. Also, the hours can be quite brutal with some weekend work. In general, it is hard to have a balanced life during the work week - you are not going to be taking community college classes and grabbing drinks with your friends on Thursday nights. If you want to have a gym routine, better try to go in the morning before work. However, that's a trait of consulting as an industry, and is not specific to Bain.

  4. "Great organisation"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Analyst 

    I have been working at Bain & Company full-time

    Pros

    A truly global company

    Cons

    Very selective and standard selection process and criteria. Loses out on top talent

  5. "Amazing people and learning"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bain & Company full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great culture super awesome team

    Cons

    You work very hard (but learning is great)

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  6. "Good learning"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Associate 

    I worked at Bain & Company full-time

    Pros

    Good training and learning. Good team

    Cons

    Long hours and demanding environment

  7. "Great Company to Build Career Foundation"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Manager in Toronto, ON
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bain & Company full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Excellent training and development for new hires. Great and clear career trajectory. Investment in coaching throughout career. Excellent compensation.

    Cons

    Long hours and stressful situations are common.

  8. "Great people!"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Bain & Company full-time

    Pros

    People, intellectual challenge, clear career progression

    Cons

    Travel, Long hours, high turnover

  9. "The best place to start your career"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bain & Company full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - The people are exceptional and it feels like a group of your best friends from day one - No business politics due the structure of consulting - Ever changing teams, work, locations; keeps it very interesting - Many financial incentives and programs such as office transfers

    Cons

    - It's not an easy job, in fact, it's very challenging but it fuels rapid personal growth so it's not something you can necessarily detach

  10. "Great culture"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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    Positive Outlook
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    I worked at Bain & Company full-time for 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.

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