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Among largest strategic management consulting firms. Employing primarily ivy-league business school graduates.
Consultant (Former Employee) –  San Francisco, CAJuly 12, 2018
2nd-largest strategic management consulting firm. World-wide employer, headquartered in Boston, MA. Wide range of business consulting opportunities, both functional and geographical.
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3.0
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Temp- Boring Work
Call Agent (Former Employee) –  Boston, MAMay 30, 2018
Can't speak for the company as a whole but Indeed makes me do this so: Temp work here is boring and brutal- you sit in a room with a few other temps all asking people to complete surveys and most just get mad you're calling. Nice folks who work here though and free lunches/coffee/tea/cereal etc are great. They are also very flexible and lax if you need to leave early, take other calls etc.
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Free lunches
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Fascinating Exposure
Case Team Assistant (Former Employee) –  San Francisco, CAMay 8, 2018
I worked at Bain in the days when they still had Case Team Assistants. It was fun to be consistently exposed to different cases/clients and the work was never boring.
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Highly stressful but manageable
Graphics Specialist (Former Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAMay 1, 2018
Enjoyed co-workers and found managing partners to be friendly and accommodating. The disagreeable aspect of the job was having to make graphical documents of little value for consultant trainees knowing our time was being billed to clients.
Pros
Good hourly rate and benefits
Cons
Tediously unfulfilling work
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Worked as a temp
Consultant Support Services Assistant (Former Employee) –  Century City, CAMarch 26, 2018
Was told I wasn't "J" enough for the company. Was micro managed in every aspect of the job and day-to-day activities. Lack of direction and clear vision of requirements.
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5.0
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Great team and Manager
Market Research Surveys (Former Employee) –  San Francisco, CAJanuary 20, 2018
This was a temporary assignment week (2 weeks) working with a Great team and Manager, Market research and surveys, enjoyed talking to fun, interesting folks from all around the country. Free breakfast and snacks, gorgeous views of the bay/embarcadero and fisherman's wharf from this Embarcadero Center Building office.
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Free breakfast and snacks, gorgeous views of the bay/fisherman's wharf from this Embarcadero Center Building
Cons
short term temporary
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5.0
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Fun culture. Supportive and challenging work
liaison for consultant teams (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCJanuary 11, 2018
A typical day at Bain was fast paced and fun. Every staff member was willing to be part of the team an help each other promote the interest of the company. Amazing place to work and develop a community.
Pros
Encouraged work/personal life balance
Cons
None
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Exceptional professionals and demanding work
Consultant (Former Employee) –  Boston, MAJanuary 4, 2018
One of the finest strategic consulting firms in the world. Bain & Co, over the years, has both disrupted and moved forward the entire industry of management consulting.
Pros
Exceptional place to learn and grow
Cons
Demanding hours
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Excellent Experience
Professional Development Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Boston, MAOctober 10, 2017
I began working at Bain right out of high school. I was lucky enough to be apart of that culture when the company was moving quickly. Learned a lot in a very small amount of time.
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really good experience
Building Entrepreneurial Leaders Program Intern (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILJuly 23, 2017
highly enjoyed, lots of opportunity for growth and lots of responsibility early on. really good networking opportunities also, I liked this job very much
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4.0
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Great Place to Work
Online Specialist, Recruiting Marketing (Current Employee) –  Boston, MAMarch 16, 2017
Bain & Company has an incredible culture and hire extremely talented people. The work can be extremely difficult, and there is a lot expected from you in order to succeed.
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great company
Manager's Assistant (Former Employee) –  New York, NYJanuary 24, 2017
The foundation they apply for you to thrive at this company is un real. This is one of the best companies in the country and it was a honor to work there.
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Program management and work culture lacking
Volunteer (Former Employee) –  Bainbridge, GADecember 20, 2016
While the overall mission is wonderful, the skills needed to work in this century were missing by entire staff.Program manager became angry for me moving checks and confidential information to the locked file room!
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5.0
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Great learning and people
Manager (Current Employee) –  San Francisco, CANovember 5, 2016
Best training and learning environment immediately out of undergrad; great place to grow and learn for many years. Excellent people who are humble, kind, and exceptionally smart. People work hard and are intensely focused on delivering great results for clients, but also do not take themselves too seriously and know how to have fun together in the process.
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Senior Specialist
Sr. Specialist (Former Employee) –  Boston, MAApril 27, 2016
Pros: Fun, Collaborative, Fast-paced, Great exposure, Teams were supportive, Lots of learning opportunities

Cons: Silo'ed with some of the admin positions,
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Professional and international workplace
Research Associate (Former Employee) –  South BeachMarch 12, 2016
I have the best team ever during my stint at Bain. My colleagues are very thoughtful and supportive. The working environment is professional. We all have one common goal of giving best-in-class service to our internal and external clients.
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4.0
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Data Entry Office Team (Former Employee) –  San Francisco, CAFebruary 23, 2016
Very nice atmosphere a lot of career orientated young professionals. A typical day included cold calling clients asking a question about their software vendors. The hardest part of the job was getting clients to sit through countless questions. The most enjoyable part of the job was the location and the office itself.
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Senior Marketing Coordinator (Former Employee) –  global marketingJanuary 27, 2016
Great company and great culture. Everyone is very supportive and the work is challenging (which is a good thing)! Office is located in a convenient area of Boston.
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Great place to work and learn
Senior Associate Consultant (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILJanuary 24, 2016
I started my career here. Bain set my foundation for analytical foundation and problem solving skills that I have used throughout my career.
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3.0
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Great place to work as long as you don't stay long
Associate Consultant (Former Employee) –  New York, NYSeptember 8, 2015
Work life balance here is somewhat of a mythical creature. Always talked about within teams, yet elusive in actuality.

The work itself can be very interesting, and the folks you get to work with and alongside are great. However, teams aren't always crafted wisely. Poor team management (and a lack of proper communication skills) can lead to highly volatile experiences from project to project.
Pros
Great, smart, talented people
Cons
Highly volatile staffing model
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