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Updated 16 December, 2017
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  1. "Fun place to work at"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in New Delhi (India)
    Current Employee - Associate in New Delhi (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Managers invested in your career. Fun team outings, transfer opportunities

    Cons

    Stretched working hours. Need better integration of laterals

    Advice to Management

    Do not step away from the core


  2. "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bain & Company full-time

    Pros

    Great people and lots of learning

    Cons

    Can be long hours depending upon project


  3. "Truly The Best Place To Work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Manager Assistant in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Manager Assistant in Chicago, IL (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    While interviewing at Bain and researching the company I was highly skeptical about the raving reviews. I am happy to report that after working here for ~3 months, I LOVE BAIN - the company values are practiced and seen everyday; the environment is fun, supportive, and interesting; and the people are intelligent, caring, and, for the most part, all wonderful to be around. I hope to be at Bain for many years to come and can't imagine a better work place.

    Cons

    If I had to criticize something, I would say there are a few CSS members who do not necessarily embrace the Bain motto - "A Bainie Never Let's a Bainie Fail". There are only a handful and it really does not influence the overall culture so don't let a few bad seeds steer you away from a truly amazing company!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work and continued dedication to grow the people, brand, and firm!


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  5. "Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milan (Italy)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milan (Italy)

    I worked at Bain & Company full-time

    Pros

    Steep learning curve, access to customers' top management

    Cons

    To be honest, none. I truly enjoyed it

    Advice to Management

    Na


  6. "A great start to a career (but I'm glad I'm out)"

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    • Senior Management
    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


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    "Analyst"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in New Delhi (India)
    Current Employee - Analyst in New Delhi (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing work culture and ethic!

    Cons

    Nothing bad to say about it


  8. "Great"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bain & Company full-time

    Pros

    good projects great people great culture

    Cons

    hours long (normal for top tier consulting but significantly higher than some smaller firms.


  9. "Senior Associate Consultant"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate Consultant in Santiago (Chile)
    Current Employee - Senior Associate Consultant in Santiago (Chile)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture, Office environment, Fun, Demanding, Learning

    Cons

    Lifestyle is very bad and it does not improve even after efforts from leadership. You can't make short term plans as there is a lot of uncertainty.


  10. "Bainie for life"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Partner in Boston, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Partner in Boston, MA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bain & Company (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Client Impact, learning, great people and culture

    Cons

    Service industry can create unpredictable hours

    Advice to Management

    Keep Innovating


  11. Helpful (2)

    "When they say the "people" they actually mean it"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bain & Company full-time

    Pros

    People at Bain & Co are so thoughtful and go out of their way to show that they care and are thinking of you. I've never worked for a company where they always talk about the "people" in the interviews and I actually get to see the great "people" come to life. It truly is a great place to work and is always challenging me to learn something new.

    Cons

    None immediately come to mind.

    Advice to Management

    Keep hiring people that care about the culture! So important to keep the culture alive.


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