Bain is clearly invested in supporting their female employees both through the WAB (Women at Bain) program and through their support of flexible working situations.
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While I was interviewing, someone told me that Bain would be a "springboard" for my career and it has definitely lived up to those expectations. Not only do I get to work on a variety of company's most important problems and learn from some very experienced people, but I also get to participate in meetings with people who are influential in multi-billion dollar organizations. It is really exciting to learn from the people around me and to be able to participate in such important discussions. I can't imagine a better opportunity.
My favorite case
One of my favorite cases was when Bain was asked to help an aerostructures manufacturer to renegotiate their supplier contracts. We divided up the contracts amongst the team and worked side by side with our clients. We reviewed the price increases from the suppliers, developed a defense against them, prepared for the negotiations and ultimately sat at the negotiating table with our clients. Each one of us had a lot of ownership over the work we were doing and it was extremely rewarding to see the very tangible results of the work our team put in. Additionally, as we worked alongside clients who had been doing this work for most of their lives we formed lasting relationships and they have continued to call us for help as other issues arise.
My perspective on diversity at Bain
Bain is clearly invested in supporting their female employees both through the WAB (Women at Bain) program and through their support of flexible working situations. In my time at Bain I have been involved in WAB both as a member and as a coordinator. We have had client and alumni panels to discuss being a woman in the workplace, met with executive coaches to highlight skills woman should focus on and we get together to socializing and strengthening our relationships (friends and mentors). Additionally, Bain is very supportive of part-time work and other flexible working situations that are often very beneficial to woman with families.
A final thought
Come to Bain if you want to learn.
The learning comes in multiple forms: First, you get the opportunity to work on a multitude of clients and cases, always helping senior clients with their most important issues. Second, Bain's training program includes formal global trainings, and in office recurrent trainings that will teach you the knowledge and skills required to thrive in the business world and as a consultant. Third, and arguably most important, the culture of apprenticeship learning and mentorship ensures that you are constantly learning from an extremely intelligent group of people who will push you beyond your abilities and will support you while you achieve more than you thought you could.