Bain & Company
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Updated Apr 16, 2014
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Bain & Company Worldwide Managing Director Bob Bechek

Bob Bechek

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93% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "The work culture and work-life balance of teams here is much better than the other organizations I have worked with"
    in 24 reviews
  • "Great people who really care about both their colleagues and solving client problems"
    in 43 reviews
Cons:
  • "Work-life balance can be very hard to maintain in this career"
    in 74 reviews
  • "Although better compared to some other firms in this industry, still long hours"
    in 83 reviews
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Awesome place to work!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
New Delhi

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

ProsAs 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 :)

ConsI 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.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

Coordinator (Current Employee)
Delhi

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

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

ConsWell 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 Senior ManagementWell 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.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Amazing workplace with stellar exit options

Case Team Leader (Former Employee)
Mumbai

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

ProsBain 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.

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

– I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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More focus on presentation than real work

Senior Associate Consultant (Former Employee)
New Delhi

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

ProsGood Brand to have on your CV, Smart People hired from the best places

ConsBad Lifestyle, 50% of time is spent on formatting and presentation readiness than real analysis.

Advice to Senior ManagementNeeds to change model to focus more on ore value for money for the client

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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one of the best place to work for

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Gurgaon, Haryana

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

Prossmart people
fun filled environment: parties, offsites, booze and fun
superb culture
good compensation
work life balance

Consnot very well defined career path for admin staff. Top management of india offices is not very effective.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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It has been a terrific experience

Consultant (First Year) (Current Employee)
New Delhi

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

ProsGreat people, learning, perks, decent comp

ConsMaybe a bit too process heavy

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Smart, results-driven, people-friendly

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Bain & Company full-time for more than 5 years

ProsIncredibly smart yet warm and accessible leadership team
Great brand; one that will open doors for you well into the future
Rapidly rising responsibilities and opportunities for professional development, with strong internal support system
Excellent skills development for future entrepreneurs
Strong alumni network

ConsUneven growth/development across offices; some work incredibly long hours with comparatively less personal satisfaction (e.g. Asian offices)
Occasionally do not communicate hard messages strongly enough to employees given the firm's culture of being "nice" and "supportive"

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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personal review of Bain and Company

Tech Leader (Current Employee)
Gurgaon, Haryana

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

Prospersonal review of Bain and Company
funtime, parties,funtime, parties

Conswork life balance is not good

Advice to Senior Managementextra benefits should be there for overtime

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Bain is an amazing organization to work with.

Associate, TSG Support (Current Employee)
Gurgaon, Haryana

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

ProsIts Culture, People, Passion and employee friendliness are the best points to describe BAIN

ConsNever felt any downside working with BAIN.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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It is a very good foundation and stepping stone to kick start your career

Associate Level II (Former Employee)
New Delhi

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

ProsWork across multiple industries
Work in live consulting projects across the globe
Can have the opportunity to shift to main consulting office in New Delhi ( based on performance and demand)
Lot of extra curricular activities
Fun culture
Good work life balance and good salaries

ConsPost 2 years the work can get repetitive
Management is slightly complacent

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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