If anyone is considering Bain vs BCG or Bain vs McKinsey... pick BCG or McKinsey. Bain won’t pay you what you’re worth. I wish I had known.

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No, it’s not the same as BCG. The delta varies but it’s small at entry levels (AC of Con) then grows at other levels (I believe the largest is 50k (total comp) for Manager vs PL1). I think the difference closes somewhat at SM.


Bain has highest quality of life, best culture, and most interesting work compared to Big3. All MBB pay is the same, and Bain partnership is most lucrative plus significant profit sharing for non partners. Not sure what you’re taking about


All MBB pay is not the same. Especially if you take into account promotion timelines at Bain are often slower than at BCG & McK (at least in the geographies where I have worked)

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What about Bain vs Deloitte?


Is the D color BCG green?

I know very little about BCG / McKinsey but all I can say is that I’m very happy with Bain pay and Bain culture and wouldn’t dream of moving


Been at Bain 3 years btw so the shine has had time to wear off


The grass is always greener. I wish I had joined Bain 🤷‍♀️


I’ve never understood why people consider Bain in the same tier as McK/BCG. Seems a lot smaller, the different levels at Bain have meaningfully responsibilities than McK/BCG (slower growth trajectory, as far as I can tell), and neither McK/BCG care much about Bain. It’s much less of a real competitor than even Deloitte/Accenture.


It seems like the whole industry shifted and all firms followed

I’m still here lol


Cut as in decreased???

YOE and TC? Why do you say this

what makes you say this? could you elaborate?

Don’t they pay the same as BCG?

A friend of mine has 4.5 YOE and is making 200k... so idk about not paying

Huh? Target is absolutely median not average. Also perhaps I was imprecise but expected total Comp would be a blend of PL1 and PL2 with 4.5 YOE - which someone who had 4 years of experience as an A and a C should on average beat target Comp by that point in PL tenure - perhaps by a significant degree - so yes I think ~300+ expected TC for the next year sitting at 4.5 years experience is not an unfair or wildly inaccurate expectation

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