Erik, Consultant Bain & Company Amsterdam: Bain was a very easy choice. What really persuaded me to choose Bain was its amazing culture and the great people I had met and now enjoy working with every day.
Bain was a very easy choice. What really persuaded me to choose Bain was its amazing culture and the great people I had met and now enjoy working with every day. No matter what Bain office I go to, the Bainies are always a pleasure to work with. This makes Bain a unique company to work for where all the circumstances are right to make a great contribution and reach your full potential.
My favorite case
One memorable case was a due diligence project we did for an international Private Equity fund. Within weeks, we had to get to the bottom of a complicated market which had recently gone through a lot of turmoil. Our job was to forecast how this market would develop while the client wanted to be convinced of every detail we did. This meant that we were working extremely hard to have everything finished in time. Eventually, we made it due to amazing teamwork and continuing determination to deliver a great product, something which was definitely acknowledged by the client.
My perspective on diversity at Bain
I think Bain does a great job to respect everyone's individuality while at the same time successfully building great teams. This is reflected both in the open-mindedness that is a shared trait of all Bain employees but also in specific Bain policies and standards. The culture is such that individual differences are acknowledged as strengths and never as any weakness or downside.
A final thought
I think Bain is a truly unique place to work for anyone who is eager to continuously learn and develop. Deciding which employer to commit to can be a daunting task so I think you should not forget to also trust your gut feeling. Go for a company that makes you feel excited about starting and that employs people who you would like to be your colleagues. Bain has given me this feeling from the first moment and up to this day!