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Updated 16 January 2019
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  1. "Best place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bain & Company full-time

    Pros

    Good people, great culture, amazing projects

    Cons

    None - company is pretty perfect


  2. "Great co. to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bain & Company full-time

    Pros

    The culture promotes helping each other and personal excellence at the same time. Work hard, party harder is truly embodied in the culture at Bain.

    Cons

    It is not for everybody as the travel and living out of a suitcase may get on your nerves. Mon-Fri or Mon-Thu you can find yourself traveling.

    Advice to Management

    Management should continue to be proactive on professional development of employees like always. There isn't anything broken, no need to fix. More money never hurt anyone though.

  3. "Best place out of undergrad"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bain & Company full-time

    Pros

    Great peer group, supportive environment

    Cons

    Lifestyle can be grueling depending on cases, selling nature of job can lead to unnecessary work


  4. "Awesome"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in New Delhi
    Former Employee - Analyst in New Delhi
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bain & Company full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Everything is a pro here

    Cons

    Nothing is an improvement point


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Bain Capability Centre - The best place to ruin your career"

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    Former Employee - Mid Level Manager in Gurgaon, Haryana
    Former Employee - Mid Level Manager in Gurgaon, Haryana
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bain & Company full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    1. Meager office perks such as free food.
    2. Can't remember anything else

    Cons

    This is the only section that defines how working at BCC is like.
    The company has the worst kind of ethics related procedure. Nothing is followed according to the ethics provided in the charter but is dependent on the whims and fancies of the group manager and team manager. This entity lures people from the market on the behest of it's respectable parent organization - Bain and company, but it's nothing close to it. I will break it down to discuss the different paradigms.

    1. Culture

    The entity is run by a cartel of group managers and their flatterer(team managers) who do things according to their will without any check. People at senior level are mostly not qualified enough to answer queries on the function they are handling. If they find out that you know more than them, get ready for an egoistic clash and a round of denigration on most of the matters.
    If you are a lateral, you are in for a ride. I think this is the only company that very strongly differentiates it's hire as laterals or home growns - with most of the benefits going to the homegrowns since they have grown by agreeing to all fancies of the management. They have reviews and analysis by laterals vs homegrowns which definitely all the time makes the laterals feel like an outcast.
    The easy way to success in the organization boils down to being a bootlicker of the senior management, have no views of your own and never challenge them in terms of knowledge - even though if you know more. If you do the above, you are sure to go places and earn promotion otherwise you might end up in a spot where they continuously find ways to mentally harass you.
    No respect for a work life balance and I was amazed to see that senior people here most of the times don't have any work and are just passing time in the company - getting complacent with their own inability.
    The senior management does not have industry knowledge and cannot groom you accordingly- chances are you would know more than them, only exception being if you want to be a master politician and harasser of people.
    Concerns to the HR are never heard since every news goes out to the senior management who then dictate accordingly.

    2. Work

    In bold letters - This is not a strategy firm. It has all that of tactical work that no one in the industry wants to do and hence is sent to this great place. Working on shards of the complete glass, you never know what the project is talking about. If you have worked in the industry, you are coming to a place that will add aryabhata's zero to your resume. It would get so difficult to define this work outside and you would as well be in a state of demotion - a confidence shattering experience. All manual activities that the bain teams don't want to do are sent for disposal at this place which is definitely not a great motivation. The senior management is even scared to add new avenues as these things don't fall under their comfort level and it's been ages since they have actually worked up on something that would value add or is more relevant in the industry in current times.

    3. People

    Be a flatterer and you rise without any work as well. Be an efficient worker merely keep yourself alive under the scrutiny of the big bosses.
    The young freshers are quite good and smart, can't say the same about the senior management since they run it more like a shop or their own property. These people live in their own world and deem most of the laterals as culturally unfit - coming from the people who have stayed their entire life here and saying it to people who have actually done meaningful work globally - that's how irony looks.

    Advice to Management

    I would like to bring to notice of the higher management which sits out of US to look into the ways BCC is running and have more control and follow procedures as how it is done in Bain and company globally.
    The crowd till mid senior level is not happy with the way things are running unchecked.


  6. "Excellent place to work"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Gurgaon, Haryana
    Current Employee - Consultant in Gurgaon, Haryana
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    In spite of this anonymous, I can very confidently say that Bain is an excellent place to work within the consulting domain- office culture, genuine employee care, benefits, investment in one's growth, support via mentoring & coaching, non-working weekends, flexible working models- you name it and the company offers it to you. And not just this, most importantly the company is willing to listen to its employees concerns and make changes as needed. That's what makes it one of the best places to work.

    Cons

    No specific con with respect to the company per se; however only thing I would highlight would be for the consulting industry in general- the hours are typically long.

    Advice to Management

    Continue investing in people like you already do!


  7. "Executive Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in New Delhi
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in New Delhi
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bain & Company full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    This is one of the best place to work with. Warm family like culture, people person organization...leadership takes high level interest in people, invest real time to understand employees at a fundamental level, they create a climate that results to greater morale, loyalty and yes, Growth.

    Cons

    Nothing for now that I can think off

    Advice to Management

    ...

  8. "Great place to build a career"

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    Current Employee - Manager in New Delhi
    Current Employee - Manager in New Delhi
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bain & Company full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Provides a platform to make an impact for our clients, take advantage of incredible on-the-job learning opportunities and develop an unparalleled peer & mentor set.

    Cons

    Consulting typically involves significant out-of-town travel to work closely at the client-site.


  9. "Associate consultant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Best company to work in

    Cons

    I dont think there are any


  10. "Extraordinary firm with wonderfully authentic people"

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    Current Employee - Principal in Mumbai
    Current Employee - Principal in Mumbai
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bain & Company full-time (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.