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Updated 21 June 2018
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  • "takes care of employees, work life balance" (in 76 reviews)

  • "High impact on businesses worldwide, extremely steep learning curve, supportive environment and colleagues you are proud to work with" (in 71 reviews)

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  1. "Good place to start out"

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    Current Employee - Associate Consultant
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Supportive environment with lots of feedback. Broad range of work also a plus. Impactful work that's visibly used by CEOs for decision making and which can often make it into the press.

    Cons

    Long(ish) and unpredictable hours. Frequent travel can also be a downside.


  2. "High performing supportive work place"

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

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

    Pros

    One of the best places to start your career - very strong mentoring and feedback culture, which allows for constant self-reflection and improvement. This is coupled by a rigorous training program which ensures you learn the consulting tool-kit very quickly. Finally this strong emphasis of mentorship and learning is supported by a fun and supportive culture which emphasises connectivity across and between classes.

    Cons

    Sometimes the hours can be long and work-life balance can be negatively impacted - I wouldn't say this is the norm and you can usually manage work-life balance on most cases.

  3. "Review"

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

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

    Pros

    Amazing place to work with high-performing and enthusiastic peers, extensive support networks and lots of opportunities to promote connectivity and employee satisfaction.

    Cons

    Tough to predict working schedules as it changes from week to week.


  4. "Perfect recipe for success - intellectual challenges, support and fun!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Bain’s apprenticeship model means that I have been working with the very best in the business from Day 1. Each day, I am lucky to learn from colleagues across many different disciplines and tenure levels – from analyst right through to partner. The supportive culture and mentoring at Bain has honestly exceeded my expectations, and I know that I have a really strong support network within the business. I’ve become a great consultant because of the investment that my colleagues have made in me.
    During my time at Bain Australia, I’ve worked on clients across many different industries, and focussed on solving many different problems. The one thing that has remained constant through all cases has been Bain’s absolute commitment to achieving results. Every day, we work to help our clients achieve new levels of success – I feel like part of the client teams during our cases, and our client’s successes are our own. It’s the most collaborative atmosphere I’ve ever experienced.
    Bain Australia is a great place to start your career – a perfect mix of challenging work with the right support systems in place, great clients who are striving to achieve more with their businesses and an incredible culture. The people at Bain are exceptional – intelligent, ambitious and always up for fun. I feel extremely lucky to call myself a Bainee!

    Cons

    We do work hard to achieve great client results, but the business acknowledges this and puts a lot of effort into creating a sustainable work/life balance. As a result, we're lucky at Bain Australia to have abolished 'face-time' culture often expected in professional services firms.


  5. "Great place to start a career"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bain & Company full-time

    Pros

    Intellectually stimulating work, Great people, High salary

    Cons

    Long working hours, Occasional turn-up on weekends


  6. "Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great work environment and challenging work

    Cons

    not enough time to be with family


  7. "Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Pros

    Learning. Great opportunity to learn about business, from the inside of a company.

    Also, because standards are so high, excellence because part of your professional DNA

    Cons

    Hours. It's a tough environment with limited opportunity to recharge. By the very nature of the work, you always feel outside your comfort zone.

  8. "Consultant Graduate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bain & Company full-time

    Pros

    Pre-meet to meet your interviewers

    Cons

    Very harsh and not nice if you cant produce an answer immediately. They are judgemental.

    Advice to Management

    Be nicer.


  9. "Associate Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Pay, get to travel heaps

    Cons

    Long hours and travelling gets tiring


  10. "Great employer, best in class training, great post-job options"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bain & Company full-time

    Pros

    Working with likeminded smart FUN people. Training was best in class. Work was super interesting and most of the time, valuable to the clients. Lots of options after leaving Bain.

    Cons

    Often long hours to work on trivial things. Don't mind doing slogging away for a key deadline. There's really not much else to complain about though!

    Advice to Management

    Keep on doing what you are doing. Keep the recruiting standards high because that's what maintaining the culture, energy and results of the firm.


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