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Anonymous shared this review of Bain & Company, United States on Jul 6th, 2021
"Great for initial career progression and to build long lasting friendships and mentors, and could be a great long term career option as well, but if work life balance is important to you, I would not recommend it."
Anonymous shared this review of Bain & Company, United States on Oct 10th, 2019
"Very equitable place in my experience. I would highly recommend. "
Anonymous shared this review of Bain & Company, United States on Jun 5th, 2019
"This is a supportive place filled with a lot of powerful female employees. "
Anonymous shared this review of Bain & Company on Jan 28th, 2019
"Seek out mentors - there are lots of great ones"
Anonymous shared this review of Bain & Company on Jul 1st, 2018
"Great for professional development and variety of work, also for good relationships"
Anonymous shared this review of Bain & Company on Jun 25th, 2018
"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. "
Anonymous shared this review of Bain & Company on Feb 24th, 2018
"Great place to work. No real complaints. I would recommend to my daughter"
Anonymous shared this review of Bain & Company on Nov 1st, 2017
"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. "
Anonymous shared this review of Bain & Company on Sep 19th, 2017
"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. "
Anonymous shared this review of Bain & Company on Jul 22nd, 2017
"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."
Anonymous shared this review of Bain & Company on Jun 15th, 2017
"Great place to kick start your career and love the culture!"
Anonymous shared this review of Bain & Company on May 15th, 2017
"There are options, but it requires flexibility and making some sacrifices on the home front. Having a supportive partner is essential "
Anonymous shared this review of Bain & Company on Mar 4th, 2017
"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."
Anonymous shared this review of Bain & Company on May 20th, 2016
"Great work life balance for all levels- entry level to management."
Anonymous shared this review of Bain & Company on Apr 17th, 2016
"Highly supportive of women and all parents' work/life balance needs, within the context of a client service organization"
Anonymous shared this review of Bain & Company on Apr 1st, 2016
"Fairly progressive and keeps ahead of industry standards"
"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"
"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."
"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."
"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."
"As an administrative employee, they will try to pay you as little as possible."
"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."
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