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Updated 18 October, 2017
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Pros
  • work-life balance is incredible with a lot of flexibility/autonomy (in 68 reviews)

  • Steep learning curve: if you keep up with the work load, you will learn a huge amount and set yourself up for a great career at the firm and beyond (in 59 reviews)

Cons
  • Hard to ensure work-life-balance & sustainability (in 270 reviews)

  • Sometimes long hours as always in consulting (in 314 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "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
    Recommends
    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.


  3. "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


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  5. "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.


  6. "Supportive of multiple career paths"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    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


  7. "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


  8. "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.


  9. "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!


  10. "Best place to work"

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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 8 years)

    Pros

    Always challenged, important problems, great people

    Cons

    Need to figure out how to make work-life balance work on an individual basis. Once you figure it out, it can be sustainable.


  11. "Great place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    People are great, work is interesting and great culture in general

    Cons

    Hours are long and compensation is lower than other high performance industries

    Advice to Management

    Keep investing in the culture and people


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