I am still learning at an accelerated pace and really enjoy the people I work with.
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The reason I chose Bain over other consulting firms was because the Bainies that I met during my MBA and the recruiting process gave me an insight into the Bain culture of delivering practical recommendations that can be turned into results. Having been in industry before doing an MBA (steel and FMCG) I didn't want to learn about theoretical frameworks but wanted more real-life, practical knowledge that I could later apply in any industry.
My passion at Bain is helping clients solve their most difficult issues. I particularly enjoy the implementation work, where you can see the impact of your recommendations.
Outside the office I enjoy skiing in the winter and kitesurfing in the summer. The benefit of living in London is that you are only an hour away from the Alps in winter and the beach in the summer.
My favorite case
My favorite recent case was the work we did with a major oil & gas company. We worked hand-in-hand with the client and helped them redesign their end-to-end supply chain - from coming up with a strategy on how to reduce spend and drive performance in a major spend category to structuring the tender, negotiating with the bidders and awarding the contract.
My personal results story
When I joined Bain from an MBA I thought I'd be here only for two years, to learn the skills to solve complex management problems, focus on making companies more valuable and then move on to apply those skills in an entrepreneurial venture of my own. Three and a half years later I am still in Bain and having a great time. I am still learning at an accelerated pace and really enjoy the people I work with. Lifestyle is also very important to me and at Bain I can have a great work-life balance. Last year I took a 6-month leave of absence and sailed across the Pacific Ocean from Panama to French Polynesia on a small boat with 3 friends. I firmly believe that Bain is a great and truly unique place to work.
A final thought
My one suggestion when choosing where you want to work is to think hard about the culture and the people of the firm and where you think you will fit best. You will be spending most of your week there, and the culture and people will motivate you.