Bain & Company Employee Reviews about "working hours"

Updated Jan 15, 2021

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Bain & Company Worldwide Managing Partner Manny Maceda
Manny Maceda
1,185 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great people to hang out with outside of work too(in 238 reviews)

  • "Huge focus on people and professional development(in 216 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Client services so your time is at times dictated by clients(in 62 reviews)

  • "Hours and travel can be tough at times(in 60 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      BCN Senior Associate

      Jan 15, 2021 - Senior Associate 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The culture is better than advertised. A lot of room to do what you think is best and grow. For all the cons below, I was incredibly happy in this role and still give it 5 stars. Hopefully they're able to iron out the issues over time.

      Cons

      It's a start up environment as they're building out the BCN in the US. You can sometimes feel like you're on an island. Poor job adjusting comp as responsibilities can change quickly. This isn't a 9-5, long work hours.

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    2. 5.0
      Former Intern, more than 1 year

      Great Experience

      Jan 12, 2021 - Anonymous Intern 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great people to work with, constantly motivating each other to produce the best results.

      Cons

      Work hours can be demanding, but fellow consultants tried their best to adjust my working hours.

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    3. 5.0
      Former Intern, less than 1 year

      BSchool Summer Internship

      Jan 8, 2021 - Summer Associate in New Delhi
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Great people to work with - Very good process to give continuous feedback and professional development - Interesting projects to work on

      Cons

      - Long work hours (the usual for management consulting)

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    4. 5.0
      Former Contractor

      BEL intern

      Dec 14, 2020 - Intern in Los Angeles, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Very smart environment, the company has a lot of tools to prepare you

      Cons

      long work hours, few opportunities to shape your experience

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great foundation for career progression surrounded by passionate colleagues

      Nov 3, 2019 - Senior Associate Consultant in Palo Alto, CA
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      Pros

      The people at Bain are truly top notch. It's incredible to feel like you're a part of a community that's in your corner and wants to propel your career, no matter where it may head. The amount that you can learn from the work, the people, the clients, etc. is incredible. The people at Bain truly believe in their culture and work can sometimes be, dare I say it, fun because of the energy everyone brings to the table! The amount of exposure you get to see how Fortune 500 companies operate is incredible. Benefits are top notch, 5% 401k contribution, despite what you put in (better than matching!) Company is very transparent about the state of the business. Fast career trajectory.

      Cons

      Work life balance is challenging broadly in the management consulting field, however Bain does a relatively good job relative to its peers, with a "GAL" (get-a-life) / "virtual baby" culture where you get ~1 early night per week, typically. Work hours can range from ~55-80 hours per week depending on the client, office, and manager. Staffing is a bit of a challenge in that you don't necessarily know where you'll be on the next case - either in terms of work life balance, or physical location - and you only get some say in the matter.

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    6. 3.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Good Job to start your career

      Dec 25, 2020 - Associate Consultant in Mumbai
      Recommend
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      Pros

      fast-paced work, amazing people to work with, diverse set of experiences

      Cons

      Long work hours, need to be good at communication and presenting your work

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    7. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Work hard but rewarded well

      Oct 29, 2020 - Partner in Asia
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      Pros

      Culture, learning, people and pay.

      Cons

      Long work hours and travel.

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    8. 5.0
      Former Intern

      Spring week (Warsaw/online)

      Oct 5, 2020 - Spring Week in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Educational trainings, nice staff, many opportunities for further career development

      Cons

      Work hours are not for everyone (especially in due diligence), apparently they travel much less then Mac/BCG

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Adding comp info for your reference

      Nov 19, 2020 - Partner in Tokyo
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Comp is high, it would be competitive

      Cons

      Work hours too long but better than before

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Headline

      Aug 7, 2020 - Analyst 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good salary and compensation scheme

      Cons

      Work hours are too long

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