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Updated 15 February, 2018
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  1. "Manager"

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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

    Pros

    True meritocracy; Talented and passionate team

    Cons

    High intensity of work can lead to burnout


  2. Helpful (1)

    "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

    Pros

    Exposure and learnings is the best you can find

    Cons

    Work life balance is not the best


  3. Helpful (3)

    "Good company for starting a career"

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    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Houston, TX (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong focus on Professional Development and career building

    Cons

    Hours can be unpredictable, which can be challenging

    Advice to Management

    Continue focus on professional development


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  5. "Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Consultant in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    High impact on businesses worldwide, extremely steep learning curve, supportive environment and colleagues you are proud to work with.

    Cons

    Long working hours during project peaks

    Advice to Management

    Implement strict controls on Consultant lifestyle in order to drive employee retention


  6. "Great place to learn and have fun colleages while you do"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Mumbai (India)
    Current Employee - Consultant in Mumbai (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bain & Company full-time

    Pros

    Brilliant teams yet very humble, put client interests foremost

    Cons

    Long working hours, slightly rigid policies

    Advice to Management

    Experiment with more flexible options - not just for women


  7. "Good learning platform but really bad work hours"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Bain & Company full-time

    Pros

    1. Fun and really smart people to work with
    2. Work doesn't become monotonous as you work on multiple industries and capabilities
    3. Good salary and fast growth

    Cons

    1. Extremely long work hours (Minimum 13 hrs every day, can go up to 14-15 on an average) - very limited management focus to improve work life balance, all lip service and frameworks but no real action
    2. Ratings and promotions can feel perception driven - if you don't gel well with your manager, ratings can go down instantaneously
    3. Extreme focus on fancy powerpoints and unnecessary analysis which leads to long work hours.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on improving work life balance - the stated 65 hour work hour is not sustainable


  8. "Bain's process"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bain & Company full-time

    Pros

    high energy fast-paced environment where the latest thought is the greatest thought

    Cons

    no sense of history keeps reinventing the wheel

    Advice to Management

    you're in it for the marathon, not just the sprint


  9. "Great first job out of undergrad"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bain & Company full-time

    Pros

    - great learning curve
     - instant credibility and access to senior clients
    - network

    Cons

    - work life balance
    - very manager dependent
    - can't see things through to completion


  10. "Great place to work for fresh grads"

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    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Unique culture and great benefits

    Cons

    Work-life balance, policies getting worse


  11. Helpful (1)

    "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

    Very supportive culture and professional development opportunities.

    Cons

    Hours can be long, but to be expected.


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