Bain & Company Reviews

Updated 6 Aug 2020

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Bain & Company Worldwide Managing Partner Manny Maceda
Manny Maceda
675 Ratings
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  • "Hours and travel can be tough but that is true of any consulting job(in 58 reviews)

  • "Long working hours, stressful projects due to pressures of client services delivery(in 58 reviews)

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  1. "Probably funnest big firm to work at"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bain & Company full-time for 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.

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  2. "Worst year of my career"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Bain & Company full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I worked in IT and had a great first year working under a certain team leader. Most of the employees were great to support, especially the associate consultants and a admin staff.

    Cons

    In the second year i worked under a new team leader. This TL was the worst Ive ever worked with. Micro managed and picked on all the little things they thought I did wrong. Never gave praise. Blamed me for things that went wrong and never saw my side. Cancelled a few overseas training sessions with no reason. Zero development. Quitting was the best day there. Im now in a good place and progressed in my IT career but sometimes when I remember my time in Bain all those years ago I just cringe.

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  3. "Company that gives back"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bain & Company full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You get so much out of working there, socially and personal growth career wise.

    Cons

    Long hours and extremely fast paced

  4. "Fantastic company"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great culture - Interesting work - Fast learning - Fantastic global opportunities - Great colleagues

    Cons

    - Longer hours than a 9-5 job - Can be unpredictable at times, and hence hard to plane around during weekdays (no weekend work)

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  5. "Associate Consultant"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing people, flat hierarchy, challenging work

    Cons

    Long hours, unpredictable project staffing

  6. "Best Place to start professional career"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bain & Company full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Smart people, interesting problems, steep learning curve, meritocratic

    Cons

    Can include some travel, client services can at times be furstratin

  7. "Outstanding company"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant 

    I worked at Bain & Company full-time

    Pros

    Opportunities to learn and develop, a fun and encouraging environment with focus on growth and mentoring, treat their employees very well

    Cons

    Work life balance can sometimes be a challenge

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing growth with the best people"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Every day you will work with the smartest people on the planet in a truly supportive environment

    Cons

    Tough hours. You have to bring 100% every day or you'll struggle

  9. "Great colleagues!"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Consultant in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I absolutely love the people I work with. The highest concentration of smart and down-to-earth people.

    Cons

    Working hours and travel can be tough

  10. Helpful (4)

    "No sustainability or flexibility"

    1.0
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    Current Employee - Associate Consultant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -awesome people at junior levels

    Cons

    -management just want results at expense of the employees wellbeing -long hours -poor resources for any physical or mental health needs -rigid adherence to arbitrary strategy

    Bain & Company Response

    July 29, 2019Director, Global Consultant Talent Management

    Thank you for writing a review. I’m glad to know you enjoy working with your peers. We deeply care that employees not only succeed in their work but thrive. We have numerous resources to support your well-being, from case team processes to manage sustainability, to training resources available on personal capacity and stress management, to a very robust benefits offering, including generous behavioral health benefits, an Employee Assistance Program. Fitness benefits are also available in many locations. Please feel free to reach out to me, your Staffing Manager or HR Manager to learn more about our resources that are available to you.

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