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IWantItAll Consultant
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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
$100k-$150k
$20k-$50k
None taken
Yes
Hours, Culture, Policies
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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.
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.
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
$50k-$80k
Not eligible for bonus
None taken
Yes
Hours, Culture, Policies
Yes
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
$100k-$150k
$50k-$75k
None taken
Recently increased to 16 wks paid maternity, 4 weeks paternity
Yes
Culture, Policies
Yes
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
$80k-$100k
$0-$10k
None taken
Yes
Hours, Culture, Policies
Yes
Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit facetime)
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Lady Ex-consultant 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
>$150k
$0-$10k
12 hours
None taken
Yes
Tough to do client facing work and be a mom
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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
$100k-$150k
$10k-$20k
12 hours
None taken
No
Yes
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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
$100k-$150k
$0-$10k
10 hours
None taken
Yes
Yes
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Lady Jay Manager, 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
>$150k
$50k-$100k
11 hours
None taken
Yes
Yes
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Lady MelanieD15
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January 1970

As an administrative employee, they will try to pay you as little as possible.

Job Satisfaction Level
4.0
$25k-$50k
$0-$10k
8 hours
None taken
Yes
Maybe.
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Lady Trebond Senior Associate Consultant
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January 1970

I worked at Bain for a few years and left in 2010. I left because I didn't want to work in consulting anymore - It was a great place, and I'm still close with many of the people I worked with there. The thing I most wish I had known when I joined was that, if you are working hard and showing the intellectual curiosity necessary to become really good at the job, there are plenty of people who will be willing to advocate for you - but they have to know what to advocate for. Don't be afraid to speak up about your career aspirations and goals and about what's most important to you.

Job Satisfaction Level
4.0
$80k-$100k
$20k-$50k
10 hours
None taken
Yes
Maybe.

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