Bain & Company Reviews

Updated 17 September 2014
Updated 17 September 2014
567 Reviews
4.6
567 Reviews
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Bain & Company Worldwide Managing Director Bob Bechek
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208 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The company also places a lot of emphasis on professional development as well as work/life balance (in 27 reviews)

  • Benefits are almost unmatched and lots of culture of really great people (in 53 reviews)


Cons
  • It's on us to remain ourselves that work-life balance is a priority (in 85 reviews)

  • Although better compared to some other firms in this industry, still long hours (in 94 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    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

  2.  

    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
  3.  

    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 for more than a 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.  

    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
  6.  

    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 for less than a 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
  7.  

    people oriented culture

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    • 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 for 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
  8. 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 for 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
  9.  

    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 for more than a 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
  10.  

    Amazing workplace with stellar exit options

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    • 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 for 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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    More focus on presentation than real work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Associate Consultant  in  New Delhi
    Former Employee - Senior Associate Consultant in New Delhi

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Needs to change model to focus more on ore value for money for the client

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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