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Boston, MA (US)
10000+ employees
1973
Company - Private
Consulting
$2 to $5 billion (AUD) per year
Competitors

McKinsey & Company, Boston Consulting Group, Booz & Company

We are one of the leading global consulting firms. With offices in 59 of the world’s most energetic cities, we work with leaders in all industries and geographies to understand their businesses, create solutions and deliver results that shape the world for the better ... Read more

Bain & Company Reviews

  • "Probably funnest big firm to work at"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Sydney
    Former Employee - Consultant in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Really friendly people
    - Lot of activities for your class
    - Huge class sizes
    - A lot of on-line learning, especially with the hot tools such as Tableau and Alteryx which all consultants must know how to use

    Cons

    - Having worked at a smaller firm, the leverage model isnt great. At Bain, I really only worked on cases with a higher leverage model. So I was learning from someone who knew less than I did as the firm follows strict ranking hierarchy
    - MekkoGraphics is by and far inferior to ThinkCell. Need to think about the productivity loss.

    Advice to Management

    Be careful with your lateral hires, especially from other consulting firms. Don't discount their experience. I know there is a Bain way, but there are other ways as well. If you've always been a Bainie, you'll lack appreciation for other ways to solve a problem.

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Bain & Company Photos

Bain & Company photo of: At Bain, everything we do is guided by our True North. This office lobby’s large-scale True North symbol reminds employees and visitors of our unswerving commitment always to do the right thing
Bain & Company photo of: Bain was founded in 1973 with a mission to redefine the management consulting industry to focus on delivering client results, not just reports.
Bain & Company photo of: From the moment you enter the office, you feel Bain's supportive environment.
Bain & Company photo of: Employees attend a training session as part of their professional development.
Bain & Company photo of: Our supportive environment means there's always someone in your home office to answer your questions.
Bain & Company photo of: One of many co-working spaces that support collaboration between team members.
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Bain & Company Interviews

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    Associate Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sydney
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Bain & Company (Sydney) in March 2020.

    Interview

    Applied online and heard back with an interview offer. No psychometrics or video interview.

    Very well organised, interviewees were all invited to a pre-interview networking breakfast with the chance to meet our interviewers. Each person also allocated to an individual buddy to ask questions.

    Interview consisted of 3 x 45 minute case studies. These were one-on-one, with at least one case with a director/partner level employee. They were pretty standard cases, slightly on the easier side compared to the practice case books out there. Felt they looked more for communication and thinking process rather than getting the correct answer to the case.

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Company Updates

  • "As a veteran myself and someone who's made the transition from active duty to the private sector, I'm intimately familiar with a lot of the concerns that our veterans have." Our manager of global diversity programs, Larry, has lived experiences that inform his strategy as an advocate for LGBTQ and veteran recruitment on a daily basis. Learn more in his recent feature on Business Insider!

  • We asked our global employees about the steps they’ll take to combat racial and social injustice. These are their individual pledges:

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Bain & Company Awards & Accolades

  • Top 100 Innovators in Diversity & Inclusion, Mogul, 2018
  • Mogul's Top 10 Company in Data and Consulting, Mogul, 2019
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