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Bain & Company Principal Reviews

Updated Feb 21, 2019

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Bain & Company CEO Manny Maceda
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  1. "Extraordinary firm with wonderfully authentic people"

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    Current Employee - Principal in Mumbai
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    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at Bain & Company full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    1. Culture - our people processes are the best I've seen across industries 2. Genuine, specific, all-round feedback at all levels 3. Mentorship and apprenticeship that is geared towards your success 4. Respect for clients and attitude of working with them to solve problems 5. World class global trainings

    Cons

    1. Culture of meritocracy exists but in a risk-averse, conservative sense 2. Younger associates need to be thrown into the deep end a lot more 3. More innovation required, and big moves

    Advice to Management

    We have the right to act like the market leader - let's set the tone for management consulting more often than we do.

    Bain & Company2018-10-05
  2. Helpful (2)

    "Heart in the right place, execution not always"

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    Former Employee - Principal in New Delhi
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    Positive Outlook
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    I worked at Bain & Company full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great apprenticeship, people focus. Work is results oriented and largely true north which means they mean what they say.

    Cons

    Too type A to realise they aren't always humane. HR is lazy, incompetent and irreverent with the wrong motivation and too much strength.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to truly love your people and have genuine empathy. People are prone to mistakes, acknowledge mistakes and move on and don't create lingering impressions.

    Bain & Company2019-02-22
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work and learn"

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    Former Employee - Principal 
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    I worked at Bain & Company full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    -Supportive and dynamic culture; great people -One global team -Tremendous learning at all stage of the job -High impact and interesting work -Diversity of experience

    Cons

    -Work / life balance and sustainability are inherently difficult in a high-pressure client services environment

    Bain & Company2019-02-15
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Best place to work"

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    Current Employee - Principal in London, England
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    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bain & Company full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Compelling career path - and great company culture

    Cons

    would love more systematic social work

    Bain & Company2018-12-05
  5. "Principal"

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    Current Employee - Principal in Amsterdam
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    I have been working at Bain & Company full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    - Energetic, smart and ambitious colleagues. People you actually want to hang out with beyond work as well. I made a lot of friends at Bain - Focus on helping clients achieve results (more important than showing you're the smartest in the room) - Exposure to clients on boardroom level - Steep learning curve - High ability to shape your own career path - Good variation in clients, types of projects and colleagues you...

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    Cons

    - Working hours typically 60/week and sometimes unpredictable - Some travel, but generally very manageable in the Amsterdam office

    Bain & Company2018-10-12
  6. "THE best strategy consulting career"

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    Current Employee - Principal in Boston, MA
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    I have been working at Bain & Company full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    bain makes us successful, full stop - it's not 'judgment coming down on you' - it IS 'support and get you there'. get you to be a hugely successful business leader - get you promoted - get you to a sustainable and happy place in your life - retain you. the clients and client problems are hugely A+ - the people are incredible - and it's a place where we all choose every year to stay and to keep going and to build our...

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    Cons

    strategy consulting as an industry is often high hours - it gets better as you get more senior but it's definitely not a 9 to 5 job...

    Bain & Company2018-10-04
  7. "Impactful work and best place to develop"

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    Current Employee - Principal in Chicago, IL
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working on some of the most interesting strategic questions in the world that have a huge impact Intellectually challenging, requiring strong analytical skills as well as interpersonal and communication skills. Develop in a really well rounded way People who believe in you and coach you actively (every day, every week!) to be better and to grow. Incredibly meaningful feedback so that you can truly develop to be even...

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    Cons

    client services can lead to long hours and travel

    Bain & Company2018-10-04
  8. "True North Consulting Firm"

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    Current Employee - Principal in Tokyo
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    I have been working at Bain & Company full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Strong passion for delivering results for client with True North mindset Bainees never let other Bainees fail.

    Cons

    Scale against McK and BCG Marketing - Value proposition and competitive advantage can be clarified more

    Advice to Management

    Position ourselves clearer as premium consulting firm focusing on the most toughest problems of CEO

    Bain & Company2018-10-04
  9. "Principal"

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    Current Employee - Principal in Hong Kong
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    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at Bain & Company full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great learning, incredibly supportive culture, smart, fun and down to earth people

    Cons

    Demanding hours, many clients new to use consultants/bumpy collaboration

    Advice to Management

    Don't lose our culture (in search of growth) - it's the secret sauce for why Bain is special, and why many of us are still here...

    Bain & Company2018-10-05
  10. "True impact"

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    Current Employee - Principal in Düsseldorf
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    I have been working at Bain & Company full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Bain is an inspiring and rewarding place to work, as from day 1 you feel the tangible and significant impact your work has on the client and their business success. Additionally, Bain has a strong track record in training and developing its people (global trainings etc). Finally, its the drive and energy of a diverse but highly motivated colleagues that makes the work inspiring.

    Cons

    Work can be demaning, e.g. in terms of travel requirements

    Advice to Management

    Ensure to maintain the strong and supportive Bain culture as the company grows

    Bain & Company2017-10-19
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