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Great company to launch a career

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Former Employee - Consultant in Los Angeles, CA (US)
Former Employee - Consultant in Los Angeles, CA (US)

I worked at Bain & Company full-time (more than an year)

Pros

- Diversity of projects creates many learning opportunities
- Great on the job training and both hard & soft skill building
- Strong culture focused on performance
- Smart, driven colleagues

Cons

- Projects aren't always interesting
- Project lengths are increasing, meaning there are fewer opportunites to see more industries & functions
- Client service means life is unpredictable

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    Unmatched people and opportunity

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    Current Employee - Case Team Leader
    Current Employee - Case Team Leader

    I have been working at Bain & Company full-time

    Pros

    Some of the most talented people around and the marketing story is real - there is a true focus on results and making sure recommendations can be implemented and deliver real value. While there are a variety of personalities at all the consulting firms, Bain under-indexes on "tough" personalities that people are trying to avoid working with, which is where you really feel the "people" difference at Bain.

    Cons

    The work/life balance is tough as is the case with any consulting firm, and there's a fairly strong bias toward former AC's at the Consultant (post-MBA) level. Coming in new from business school, you'll feel "behind" the former AC's, which is a challenging gap to close as they will tend to get accelerated opportunities and higher level performers to manage early on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing. The firm is fantastic and the client results are amazing.

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    Excellent place to start your career

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in San Francisco, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Work with incredible people while developing invaluable analytical skills & understanding of business, Very entrepreneurial and gives you opportunities to contribute to the office in ways you like through "Extra 10s". Lots of formal and informal mentorship as well for learning.

    Cons

    Very steep learning curve, hours more unpredictable (as with all consulting jobs)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    During AC1 year, when new grads are just making that transition from 16+ years of school to working full-time, be sure to invest a lot of time in support. It seems that the first year is the most likely time for ACs to feel very dissatisfied with work depending on what kind of case(s) they are put on.

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