Bain & Company Reviews

Updated 11 September 2014
Updated 11 September 2014
567 Reviews
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567 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The company also places a lot of emphasis on professional development as well as work/life balance (in 27 reviews)

  • Benefits are almost unmatched and lots of culture of really great people (in 53 reviews)


Cons
  • It's on us to remain ourselves that work-life balance is a priority (in 85 reviews)

  • Although better compared to some other firms in this industry, still long hours (in 94 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    fantastic

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    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator  in  Sydney
    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Sydney

    I worked at Bain & Company as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    everyone was very friendly

    great culture

    lots of opportunity

    Cons

    There were quite long hours.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hard work, poor value proposition

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    Current Employee - Associate Consultant  in  Sydney
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Sydney

    I have been working at Bain & Company full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The people are consistently awesome. Great sense of humour, intelligence, integrity, ethics. The perks are also phenomenal - health insurance, good salary, plenty of fun and social opportunities

    Cons

    The hours can be very long, doing very stupid stuff on the request of clients
    I didn't feel there was as much of a mentorship culture as they sell in recruiting, I felt that I was hung out to dry when the going got tough
    Type of work almost feels deceitful in that it is often quite simple, but charged out at phenomenal rates and packaged nicely

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If your employees are struggling, consider having them work with other people instead of perpetuating the bad situation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Work hard, play hard. A great culture in a job very demanding from an intellectual point of view

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    Former Employee - Consultant  in  Sydney
    Former Employee - Consultant in Sydney

    I worked at Bain & Company full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - A real team spirit
    - Working with some of the brightest minds you will ever meet
    - A very efficient alumni network

    Cons

    - Work life balance is hard on the long run, although much better than investment banking
    - Only work for big companies

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Very good

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    Current Employee - Manager  in  Sydney
    Current Employee - Manager in Sydney

    I have been working at Bain & Company full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Travel and flexibility is very good. Good learning opportunities. Decent salary for hours worked. Very international feel to all of the offices

    Cons

    Lack of visibility over where you will be staffed next. Some issues around taking leave but all in all a very good place to work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    xx

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work but takes getting used to!

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    Current Employee - Consultant  in  Sydney
    Current Employee - Consultant in Sydney

    I have been working at Bain & Company full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great employer with an amazing cohort of down-to-earth, talented consultants who are fun to hang out with; great opportunities to travel both domestically and internationally, as well as pursue learning opportunities both within the Bain network but also through MBAs

    Cons

    As with all professional services, hours can be long and travel intense. Increased turnover within the Australian business over the past couple of years, with sustainability and work/life balance being the biggest challenge facing the business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do ensure sustainability is a top priority within the business, to prevent burnouts, breakdowns and depression within the workplace. There are very few people within the business that have created a sustainable balance, so it can be difficult to train junior staff or transfers to develop/display the right behaviours within the business

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    The best people and culture and unparalleled development opportunities

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    Current Employee - Manager  in  Sydney
    Current Employee - Manager in Sydney

    I have been working at Bain & Company full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    If there was ever a company that invested in its people it's Bain. Local and global training, formal mentorship and sponsor programs, diversity initiatives, customised learning, learning through apprenticeship - that's all Bain.
    The Bain culture is very strong and cemented on genuine values that resonate with Bainies. People are very smart, but pragmatic, fun to work with and down to earth. We help each other out. You actually DO want to see these people on weekends!

    Cons

    As in any other consulting job, the hours can be long and a bit unpredictable. It is really about getting used to it. But I think Bain is amongst the best in the industry in terms of actively managing sustainability and ensuring that flexible options are available so people don't get burned out

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to build a career in business

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant  in  Melbourne
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Melbourne

    I have been working at Bain & Company

    Pros

    The best aspect of Bain is the people, which make it the the most fun and friendly of the top tier consulting firms to work for

    Cons

    As with all the top tier firms, Bain is a competitive place and you need to be talented to succeed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the focus on sustainability - it is possible to be a successful consultant and maintain a good work/life balance

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Fantastic career development

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant  in  Melbourne
    Former Employee - Consultant in Melbourne

    I worked at Bain & Company

    Pros

    great personal development processes, including international and local class based training. Bain also allows consulting staff to remain "generalised" until they become quite senior, which means that you are gauranteed exposure to many different industries, capabilities and functions over the course of your career. Bain's private equity practice is much larger than its nearest competitors, which means that you are offered opportunities to work between typical strategic cases and 'Due Diligence' work in the Private Equity group.

    Cons

    hours can be long, travel can be significant. Also, the regional staffing model means that to some extent you are confined to the industry mix of the office in which you are located

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Love the coaching I am getting!

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    Current Employee - Associate Consultant
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant

    I have been working at Bain & Company full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Leadership pays a lot of attention to how to develop their team members. Great people. Lots of valuable feedback

    Cons

    Cases are not always as exciting as they sound. Sometimes have to work really long hour. Too much travel

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Consultant

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bain & Company

    Pros

    Experience, People, fast growth,Brand Name

    Cons

    Work life balance, travel, Stress

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