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Magali

Consultant, Brussels

When you decide to work at Bain, you decide to get onto a roller coaster instead of a train. double-quote-close

Why Bain?

Bain is a leading consulting company in the world. Moreover, they strive to work and reach results together with their clients. The company culture is great, and people are very supportive based on Bain's motto, “A Bainie never lets another Bainie fail.”

My passion

I like to work with a variety of clients. It gives me the opportunity to solve problems across different strategic themes, learn about all kinds of industries and create a significant impact with the work that we do. Outside of Bain, I love playing hockey and squash, skiing, sailing and sports in general.

My favorite case

My favorite case was with a fast-moving consumer goods for a firm that had just been purchased by a private equity fund. Together with the company, we created several initiatives to help the company grow and improve its earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) percentage. I conducted analysis on the financial impacts of certain improvements and presented my findings to the client. We then worked with the client to implement these initiatives.

My personal results story

At Bain, you have a lot of small personal results stories. When you give a presentation that includes slides that you put together, the opportunity to advise and impress your clients is very rewarding. 

It is also great to see that companies you worked for are doing well and implementing your recommendations. For example, I once worked on a due diligence project for two large companies. We recommended that they merge, and several months later the companies announced their merger. As I read about it in the newspaper, it was satisfying to know that they had followed our recommendation.

My perspective on diversity at Bain

Because Bain has offices in so many countries, during training, you get to meet a lot of people from different countries. I really enjoy working with a variety of cultures.

A final thought

When you decide to work at Bain, you decide to get onto a roller coaster instead of a train. You start with a very steep learning curve. You immediately take on new responsibilities, and there will always be challenges ahead of you, but you will also have a lot of fun.