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Updated 20 April, 2019
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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (19)

    "Amazing place to work!"

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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

    - Interesting and challenging work with great exposure to senior clients
    - Fun and supportive culture, with strong focus on coaching and mentorship
    - Wide range of opportunities within the company (travel, transfers etc.)

    Cons

    - Hours and travel can make finding a work-life balance challenging


  2. "Great Company to Build Career Foundation"

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

    I have been working at Bain & Company full-time (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.

  3. "Great people!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bain & Company full-time

    Pros

    People, intellectual challenge, clear career progression

    Cons

    Travel, Long hours, high turnover


  4. "The best place to start your career"

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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 (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


  5. "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


  6. "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.


  7. "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.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "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.


  9. "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


  10. "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.