Bain & Company Reviews

Updated 16 October 2014
Updated 16 October 2014
606 Reviews
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606 Reviews
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Bain & Company Worldwide Managing Director Bob Bechek
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Pros
  • My function focuses a lot on work life balance and provides lot of flexibility (in 30 reviews)

  • Benefits are almost unmatched and lots of culture of really great people (in 58 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance is always going to be a challenge given that the industry is client serving (in 98 reviews)

  • Although better compared to some other firms in this industry, still long hours (in 104 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great place to develop core business skills, develop expertise in areas of interest and work with smart people

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Specialist in New Delhi
    Current Employee - Senior Specialist in New Delhi

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

    Pros

    Focus on professional development of employees. My function focuses a lot on work life balance and provides lot of flexibility. It also follows a meritocratic approach to compensation and promotions making it a fair process. Bain also provides many industry leading benefits on health and life insurance as well as many opportunities to have fun such as annual office offsites and holiday parties

    Cons

    No concerns as of now

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    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

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Best place to work for freshers out of college

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Mumbai
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Mumbai

    I have been working at Bain & Company full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great Global training program, helpful people, office is lots of fun,

    Cons

    Ownership expected at the AC level isn't as great as other firms

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    One of the best companies to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bain & Company full-time

    Pros

    Great culture
    Friendly and smart people
    Extremely flexible
    Compensation is good

    Cons

    Work-life balance can be issue depending on client situation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing the good job

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great experience, wonderful learning experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bain & Company

    Pros

    Training, culture, benefits, flexibility, people focus, clients

    Cons

    Work life balance, travel to clients

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Best first job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bain & Company as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Approachable team and Partner manager group, Very helpful colleagues, An excellent place to work right out of college. Your social as well as work life will be an upward graph. They follow a great training procedure which helps you in knowing the core values behind the company and prepares you for your work.

    Cons

    There is some amount of latent hierarchy which is understandable. Some people might complain of being given too many tasks at a time. If you are a person who manages their time well, this shouldn't be a problem.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    people oriented culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Manager in Delhi
    Current Employee - Team Manager in Delhi

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

    Pros

    flexible career paths, no cut in salary when changing segments

    Cons

    not as aggressive as Mck tec., so not for those who want a fast track career

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    dont compromise on your people policies

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Awesome place to work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Delhi
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Delhi

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

    Pros

    As a part of the Shared Services team at Bain, I am a strong promoter. The work culture and work-life balance of teams here is much better than the other organizations I have worked with. Employees feel valued and broad based benefits that are provided here are great. Most importantly, working at Bain is FUN :)

    Cons

    I think the biggest challenge for shared-services employees is career progression and lack of a defined career path. A structured performance based growth plan is missing for most shared services teams.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    My company values my work and creates an platform to constantly learn and grow.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Delhi
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Delhi

    I have been working at Bain & Company full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Learning scope, Work enviornment, People who invests in your development, work and life balance and last but not least the fun time/party time.

    Cons

    Well maintaining office time here in India office and then getting back to the calls for projects in the evening... kind of at times kilss the whole day. Practically one would be working whole day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Well word of advice would be to do the good work they have been doing all this days.... its really nice to be part of such a firm which invests in our growth and happiness.

    Recommends
  11.  

    Amazing workplace with stellar exit options

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Case Team Leader in Mumbai
    Former Employee - Case Team Leader in Mumbai

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

    Pros

    Bain is the best place to work as a young professional interested in learning about business in a holistic way -- from the nuts and bolts of getting organisations moving towards a goal and implementing a program to defining the overall strategic direction for any/every type of corporation.

    The culture at Bain is also truly exceptional -- rewarding, meritocratic and collegiate all at the same time.

    Cons

    Long work hours. In some cases/projects, can be very long, extending upwards of 100 hours a week.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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