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Bain & Company

http://www.bain.com/
Women's Job Satisfaction (5=very satisfied)
4.2
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Extremeworkethic

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January 1970

Great place to kick start your career and love the culture!

Job Satisfaction Level

4.0
4.0
  • Recent Salary (USD)

    $50k-$80k

  • Recent Bonus (USD)

    $0-$10k

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

    I think both the maternity and paternity leave at Bain is pretty generous.

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Yes

  • Family Friendly Aspects

    Culture

  • Flexibility of the employer

    1 2 3 4 5

    The consultant side has a bit more flex with face time. The Assistants staff has just introduced a once per month work from home beta.

  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit face time)

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Troops78

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January 1970

There are options, but it requires flexibility and making some sacrifices on the home front. Having a supportive partner is essential

Job Satisfaction Level

3.0
3.0
  • Recent Salary (USD)

    $100k-$150k

  • Recent Bonus (USD)

    $10k-$20k

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Yes

  • Family Friendly Aspects

    Culture, Policies

  • Flexibility of the employer

    1 2 3 4 5

    It is always going to be a trade-off in consulting: you will need to request home office based cases, which means you will not get chance to pick the industry, manager etc. In addition it can be hard to be able to commit to leaving at 6PM on a regular basis given the standard number of worked hours (>60/wk) in particular when the employee has not yet reached Manager level. There is always the option of internal case, but that will only be possible for 6 months and will have career progression implications.

  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit face time)

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IWantItAll

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January 1970

Your experience (lifestyle, job responsibility, overall statisfaction) can really vary from case to case, depending on who you work for. Invest in finding strong mentors early on before you might need them and then try to work with those people.

Job Satisfaction Level

3.0
3.0
  • Recent Salary (USD)

    $100k-$150k

  • Recent Bonus (USD)

    $20k-$50k

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Yes

  • Family Friendly Aspects

    Hours, Culture, Policies

  • Flexibility of the employer

    1 2 3 4 5

    If you make it to a certain level (manager or above), the company is more supportive and invested in you staying. However, if you're in a promotion window, you're in a hard spot since the messaging is if you really want this promotion, be ready to work like crazy for the next year.

  • Recommend to Women?

    Your experience can varry greatly from case to case. Pros: Smart people. Interesting top tier clients. Great exit opportunities and network. Cons: High stress environment. Long hours. Travel. Promotion process is intense and set up for most people to be pushed out. (>70% in my post business school class left or were pushed out by 3 years post-school). Hierarchical environment. I met and worked with some wonderful, smart people but ultimately, didn't find the work rewarding (too many iterations on too many decks...) or the environment supportive enough to stay.

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit face time)

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anon1612

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January 1970

Great work life balance for all levels- entry level to management.

Job Satisfaction Level

4.0
4.0
  • Recent Salary (USD)

    $50k-$80k

  • Recent Bonus (USD)

    Not eligible for bonus

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Yes

  • Family Friendly Aspects

    Hours, Culture, Policies

  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    I moved to the Philadelphia area and there wasn't an office there.

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anon1396

Consultant

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January 1970

Highly supportive of women and all parents' work/life balance needs, within the context of a client service organization

Job Satisfaction Level

5.0
5.0
  • Recent Salary (USD)

    $100k-$150k

  • Recent Bonus (USD)

    $50k-$75k

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

    Recently increased to 16 wks paid maternity, 4 weeks paternity

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Yes

  • Family Friendly Aspects

    Culture, Policies

  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Not much; it's a great place to work

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Lefty729

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January 1970

Fairly progressive and keeps ahead of industry standards

Job Satisfaction Level

5.0
5.0
  • Recent Salary (USD)

    $80k-$100k

  • Recent Bonus (USD)

    $0-$10k

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Yes

  • Family Friendly Aspects

    Hours, Culture, Policies

  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit facetime)

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Lady Ex-consultant

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January 1970

They say the right things about women's advancement, but are not successful in getting women promoted at the same rates. I think it has to do with the male-dominated leadership seeking out people who remind them of a 'younger version of themselves', and male partners being reluctant to express interest in a junior woman's career

Job Satisfaction Level

4.0
4.0
  • Recent Salary (USD)

    >$150k

  • Recent Bonus (USD)

    $0-$10k

  • Typical Hours (per day)

    12 hours

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Yes

  • Recommend to Women?

    Tough to do client facing work and be a mom

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

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Lady Intrigued

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January 1970

In general pay and work assignments are standardized across genders, as well as genuine efforts to be more supportive of females in the workplace. However management is heavily skewed male, and it happens that the celebrated 'rockstar' employees who receive early promotions are almost always male. As sponsorship / mentoring commonly occurs within genders, it makes it really hard for younger female employees to find support in upper ranks.

Job Satisfaction Level

4.0
4.0
  • Recent Salary (USD)

    $100k-$150k

  • Recent Bonus (USD)

    $10k-$20k

  • Typical Hours (per day)

    12 hours

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    No

  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

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Lady Aveeno

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January 1970

I worked here only for a couple of years but had a great experience - always felt that I was treated at par with my male colleagues. While I did not take maternity leave at Bain, I've heard great things from all the mothers who did.

Job Satisfaction Level

5.0
5.0
  • Recent Salary (USD)

    $100k-$150k

  • Recent Bonus (USD)

    $0-$10k

  • Typical Hours (per day)

    10 hours

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Yes

  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

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Lady Jay

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Consulting

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January 1970

Men still outnumber women in more senior roles, but there is a very open dialogue about how to support women in reaching these positions. Promotions and compensation are very meritocratic with no gender advantage; however, the long hours and travel can be more of a hurdle for women. There is a strong community of women within the company, which makes the job fun.

Job Satisfaction Level

5.0
5.0
  • Recent Salary (USD)

    >$150k

  • Recent Bonus (USD)

    $50k-$100k

  • Typical Hours (per day)

    11 hours

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Yes

  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

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