Overview

Introduction

Arguably the most employee-focused of the Big 3 strategy players, Bain is a name that will open doors for the rest of your career. That’s if you’re interested in leaving, of course: the firm invests a lot of time and energy in training and development, with the goal of growing its future leaders from within. Couple that with a glittering client roster and top-of-the-market compensation, and it’s easy to make a case for staying at Bain for the long term.

Company Stats


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Employer Type

Private

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Size

10,001+ Employees

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Featured Rankings

Vault Consulting 50


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Major Departments/Practice Areas

Agile


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Major Office Locations

59 offices worldwide

Firsthand Findings

Long considered one of the blue-chip names in the consulting industry, Bain is a true leader in the field when it comes to caring for and developing its employees. Year after year, insiders report excellent, thoughtfully programmed training and career development opportunities, as well regular promotion-focused coaching and counseling. In addition, there is no firm in the industry where DEI work is more visible—a fact made all the more impressive by the size of Bain’s global footprint.

All of that care and attention is designed to ensure that the talent Bain needs to prosper into the years and decades ahead can be trained and retained from within the firm—this is a place that tends to grow its own leaders.

However, should your career goals exten...

About the Company

Bain & Company is a global consultancy that helps the world’s most ambitious change-makers define the future. Across 59 offices in 37 countries, the firm works alongside clients as one team with a shared ambition to achieve extraordinary results, outperform the competition, and redefine industries. Bain & Company complements its tailored, integrated expertise with a vibrant ecosystem of digital innovators to deliver better, faster, and more enduring outcomes. Its 10-year commitment to invest more than $1 billion in pro bono services brings its talent, expertise, and insight to organizations tackling today’s urgent challenges in education, racial equity, social justice, economic development, and the environment. Since the founding of Bain & Company in 1973, it has measured its success by the success of its clients, and proudly...

Employee Reviews


  • “Bain is a place where we expect a lot, but we will support you in learning and growing to meet the challenge. If you like working in teams, helping our clients solve their biggest problems, and accelerating your career, then this is a place for you.”
  • “Collaborative, even in an industry where effective collaboration is table-stakes. The work is hard and high stakes, but all the input, training, coaching, feedback, etc., is geared toward helping you succeed, not putting you down.”
  • “This is more than just a consulting firm. They care for your learning and create lots of options and flexibility to grow and develop and shift roles/jobs if desired. An opportunity to stay for decades and with lots of opportunities and people that care for you.”
  • “We drive results. Clients always say to us ‘having Bain here is like you are part of the team.’ ‘I can't tell where your work ends and my team's begins.’”
  • “Working at Bain has been the privilege of my life; the people are incredible, and the work is fascinating and stimulating.”

Why Work Here


At Bain, we work with bold clients who want to define the future, not hide from it. We solve transformative challenges by working alongside our clients as one team with a shared ambition.

Our commitment to diversity, inclusion and collaboration is key to building our extraordinary teams. We hire people with exceptional talents, abilities and potential, then create an environment where you can bring your whole self to work.

We know your priorities can shift as your life changes. At every point, we make sure you have what you need for a long, productive and fulfilling career with us.

We never let one another fail. It’s a simple motto, but one we live by every day.

Getting Hired Here


  • “Bain is seeking candidates who are analytically advanced, but also personable and able to handle client relationships relatively early in their tenure. We seek a combination of analytical reasoning and communication skills in all candidates. Above all, the ability to think critically and make decisions under conditions of uncertainty is essential for any candidate.”
  • "We call back everyone individually as soon as a decision is made. We are looking for bright and intellectually curious individuals from all backgrounds."
  • “We take recruiting very seriously and invest a lot of time building relationships with recruits. It is a highly competitive process but our recruits often comment on how much they enjoyed meeting Bainies throughout the process.”
  • “We try to make the process very personal and collaborative so candidates can feel what kind of team and culture they are joining. We are looking for very driven other-oriented problem solvers. Good team players that will work with clients and colleagues to find a great solution.”

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