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Employee Reviews
(Winged ratings measure job satisfaction on scale of 1 to 5)
Anonymous Review Image
"Great for professional development and variety of work, also for good relationships"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"not sure"
One thing Bain & Company can improve?
"Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit face time)"
Position or Department
Consultant, Strategy & Business Development
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Culture
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Bain & Company to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"Bain has created "Women @ Bain" a team which hosts events for women to experience share on their professional careers and how they've handled climbing the corporate ladder, having families, taking time off, adjusting hours, etc. It's amazing to hear how many women have done this and interesting to hear the tactics they've done to do so. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"yes"
One thing Bain & Company can improve?
"Improve my compensation"
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"Once you have joined Bain and become a valued employee, Bain takes care of you. They're willing to work with each individual (male or female) to ensure the job fits their lifestyle as much as possible. While there are standard days and hours, managers tend to be flexible about what those hours are, working from home, etc. as long as the work is done. This is very dependent on the type of work you do, but the mindset of leadership staff is similar."
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Culture, Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Bain & Company to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"Great place to work. No real complaints. I would recommend to my daughter"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"not sure"
One thing Bain & Company can improve?
"Not much; it's a great place to work"
Position or Department
Associate, Operations
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Recent Bonus
$0
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Bain & Company to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"Serious investment in making the workplace better for women, but the job is a tough one! Client services is a difficult industry to find attractive work/life balance in. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"yes"
One thing Bain & Company can improve?
"Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit face time)"
Position or Department
Manager,
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
$50k-$100k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Bain & Company to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"Bain is an awesome place to work with much opportunity to grow in the direction you are interested in. If your qualifications and your desire to learn are there, the company is open and supports your development choices. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"yes"
One thing Bain & Company can improve?
"Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit face time)"
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Culture, Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Bain & Company to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"Though Bain has very open dialogue about how to support women and has great policies in place, there is still a lack of women in upper management and it's hard to get them there and to get them to stay due to the lifestyle demands of the client service consulting industry. You have to make a lot of trade offs if you want to stay, even if you take advantage of their flexible working program, etc. Many younger employees who are male have children and stay at home wives and are more able to fully devote themselves, which encourages some women to leave the company."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"yes"
One thing Bain & Company can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"Actual policies in place are great (super long maternity leave, part time work programs) but having a life outside of work or a child while under the Manager level is near impossible and very rare. The lifestyle itself tends to be harder on women than men (more stuff to take while traveling! etc.)."
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Bain & Company to other women?
"Works if you are willing to make the client services and consulting lifestyle work for you. Still very men heavy."
Anonymous Review Image
"Great place to kick start your career and love the culture!"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"yes"
One thing Bain & Company can improve?
"Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit face time)"
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
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."
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Culture
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
"I think both the maternity and paternity leave at Bain is pretty generous. "
Would you recommend Bain & Company to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"There are options, but it requires flexibility and making some sacrifices on the home front. Having a supportive partner is essential "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"yes"
One thing Bain & Company can improve?
"Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit face time)"
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Level of Flexibility
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."
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Culture, Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Bain & Company to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"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."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
One thing Bain & Company can improve?
"Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit face time)"
Position or Department
Consultant,
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$20k-$50k
Level of Flexibility
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."
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Culture, Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Bain & Company to other 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. "
Anonymous Review Image
"Great work life balance for all levels- entry level to management."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
One thing Bain & Company can improve?
"I moved to the Philadelphia area and there wasn't an office there. "
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Culture, Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Bain & Company to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"Highly supportive of women and all parents' work/life balance needs, within the context of a client service organization"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
One thing Bain & Company can improve?
"Not much; it's a great place to work"
Position or Department
Consultant,
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$50k-$100k
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Culture, Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
"Recently increased to 16 wks paid maternity, 4 weeks paternity"
Would you recommend Bain & Company to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"Fairly progressive and keeps ahead of industry standards"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
One thing Bain & Company can improve?
"Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit facetime)"
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Culture, Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Bain & Company to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"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"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Position or Department
Consultant, N/A
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Bain & Company to other women?
"Tough to do client facing work and be a mom"
Anonymous Review Image
"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."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Bain & Company to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"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."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Bain & Company to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"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."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Position or Department
Manager, Consulting
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
$50k-$100k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Bain & Company to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"As an administrative employee, they will try to pay you as little as possible."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Recent Salary
$25k-$50k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Bain & Company to other women?
"No"
Anonymous Review Image
"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."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Position or Department
Senior Associate Consultant, N/A
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Recent Bonus
$20k-$50k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Bain & Company to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"Read the contract thoroughly Sign the contract and write the time it was signed"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Bain & Company to other women?
"No"
Anonymous Review Image
"Consulting is difficult."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Position or Department
consultant, N/A
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$20k-$50k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Bain & Company to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"Bain is an awesome place to build a career,learn invaluable skills and offers amazing opportunities to all employees. The maternity leave benefits were amazing and the company was very supportive of my need to be non client facing during my pregnancies. Bain is an amazing place to work where the best talent gets to shape a very rewarding experience."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Position or Department
Principal, N/A
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
>$100k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
12 Paid | 12 Unpaid
Would you recommend Bain & Company to other women?
"Except if you cant travel on a regular basis"
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