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Updated 5 January, 2018
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Bain & Company Worldwide Managing Director Bob Bechek
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Interesting job. Hard work/life balance. Exposure to senior management and to challenging projects."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Roma (Italy)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Roma (Italy)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting project, great people. Challenge yourself and give you the opportunity to learn new things everyday. Good salary compared with country average.

    Cons

    Competition, work/life balance. Many times projects are not staffed properly with significant team extra work. Long hours are somehow mandatory.

    Advice to Management

    More attention to people management


  2. "Best place to learn"

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate Consultant in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Associate Consultant in Chicago, IL (US)
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Super smart, talented, supportive culture. Traveling = perk of airline and hotel status, great for personal trips.

    Cons

    Travel meant weekday "norm" of working until 10pm. Hard to build community at home.


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

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    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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  5. "Senior Associate Consultant"

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    • 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.


  6. "Amazing development oppotunities"

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate Consultant in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Associate Consultant in New York, NY (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    As a recent college graduate, there's not a better place to be after graduation. The exposure to senior clients, Bain partners, and the ability to influence the case "answer" from Day 1 on the job is truly unparalleled

    Cons

    Sustainability can be challenging as in any consulting/professional services company. Bain does a good job of proactively managing this through weekly team "temp check" surveys, clearly outlining personal sustainability goals, and flexible work programs

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest in your SACs and focus on accelerated direct promotion paths through to CTL/Manager

    Bain & Company Response

    9 Nov, 2017 – Director, Global Consultant Talent Management

    It's great to hear that working here has been an unparalleled experience. As you noted, we take sustainability seriously and continue to improve upon our programs. I'm glad to know the weekly pulse... More


  7. "Senior Associate Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate Consultant in Washington, DC (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Associate Consultant in Washington, DC (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, interesting work, and fantastic compensation

    Cons

    Very few - sometimes the hours are not sustainable


  8. "(Senior) Associate Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate Consultant in Munich, Bayern (Germany)
    Current Employee - Senior Associate Consultant in Munich, Bayern (Germany)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Variety of leading clients with interesting projects
    - Opportunity to take on resposibility from the first weeks
    - Working with smart and committed colleagues - opportunity to learn from everybody
    - Significant investment into own personal development (trainings and coaching)
    - Option to "build your own Bain" (e.g. take leaves, pursue NGO/ pro bono projects)
    - Compensation & benefits (e.g. Alternative Travel)

    Cons

    - High pace work incl. travel and working hours
    - Industry-wide issues: projects may differ


  9. "Senior Associate Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate Consultant in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Associate Consultant in Chicago, IL (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Supportive, collaborative, fun, mentorship, development, culture

    Cons

    Hours, travel, no tangible product

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!


  10. "Amazing growth opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Mumbai (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Mumbai (India)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Bain & Company full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Culture, Learning, Trainings, Team culture, Parties

    Cons

    Work life balance is terrible, Performance ratings are very socialist

    Advice to Management

    Focus on attrition


  11. "Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best people, impactful and challenging work, and good rewards / benefits

    Cons

    Long hours and occasionally difficult clients