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Boston, MA (US)
5001 to 10000 employees
1973
Company - Private
Consulting
$2 to $5 billion (SGD) per year
McKinsey & Company, Boston Consulting Group, Booz & Company
Bain & Company is one of the world's leading consulting firms with offices in 57 global cities. We work with top executives - across all industries and geographies - to analyze, create and deliver sustainable solutions that help shape the world ... Read more

Bain & Company Reviews

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    "Welcome to Bain"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL (US)
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    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at Bain & Company full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Welcome to Bain. I'm going to give you a problem that neither the CEO nor his entire management team could solve. And I'm probably going to give you lots of different opinions and imperfect data sources. And then I'll ask you to focus in on where the most value is and convince all those people with different opinions that you're right. But don't worry, I'm also going to give you a Bain team. Those associates and consultants are going to be tenacious in coming up with creative approaches. Those managers and partners are going to knock down barriers for you, connect you where you need to be connected, guide, support, direct and re-direct you. The office support staff is going to fix your computer after you spilled coffee on it for the third time, find you the unfindable data source, and smile and hand you a baked good after you ask for help re-doing dozens of slides. You are empowered and accountable but you are not alone. And the best part is you can't fail. Because after all, what all those people are reinforcing is that a Bainie never lets another Bainie fail.

    Cons

    Here's how you know you've made it at Bain. The reward for doing a good job is getting a bigger, tougher problem next time. Meaning, you are always solving the easiest problem you will ever solve again. This takes a lot of resilience and active managing of self-expectations to remember that you are not actually getting worse, the problems are just getting harder. So my advice is to remember that. And then take a second to realize that it would be a lot less fun if the reverse were true. And isn't that precisely why you wanted this job in the first place anyway? It sure was for me.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to find and promote the leadership that lives our operating principles.

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Bain & Company Photos

Bain & Company photo of: At Bain, everything we do is guided by our True North. This office lobby’s large-scale True North symbol reminds employees and visitors of our unswerving commitment always to do the right thing
Bain & Company photo of: Bain was founded in 1973 with a mission to redefine the management consulting industry to focus on delivering client results, not just reports.
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Bain & Company photo of: When you join Bain, you are welcomed in many ways. Here, a colleague displays a welcome pennant that identifies the year she joined.
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Bain & Company Interviews

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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Singapore
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    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Bain & Company (Singapore) in February 2010.

    Interview

    There were two phone interviews back to back for 1 hour each. The first was a behavioral interview where I was asked to give an example of a time when you... The second was a case study. Mine was on the semiconductor business, which I was quite unfamiliar with. My advice is that you should familiarize yourself with every sector and understand the basics of how business is conducted in each. I had a solid understanding of business but because I was unfamiliar with semiconductor, I missed some of the basic questions that could have been answered with a simple review.

    Interview Questions

    • Why consulting (vs. investment bank)? And why this region?   1 Answer
    • How should I go about analyzing a semiconductor business? What are the first steps?   Answer Question
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Bain & Company Awards & Accolades

  • Best Consulting Firms to Work For, Vault, 2018
  • Employees’ Choice - 50 Best Places to Work, Glassdoor, 2018
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