The stunning views of downtown Manhattan aren’t what make Bain & Company the second-best place to work in the US, but they certainly don’t hurt.
Ever since 2009, the year that workplace review site Glassdoor began its Employees’ Choice Awards — a ranking of the best places to work, as judged by employees themselves — the global consulting firm has taken the top spot three times. Over the 10-year period, it has never fallen outside the top four.
One of the pillars of any great company is its workspace, and while Bain’s headquarters are in Boston, the New York office is just two years off a total redesign.
Here’s what it’s like inside one of the company’s 53 global offices.
The Manhattan office of Bain & Company sits on the northern edge of midtown’s Bryant Park. From the 42nd, 43rd, and 44th floors, employees are treated to sweeping views of both ends of the island.
On the 43rd floor, just beside the lobby, is the office’s main communal space. It contains the kitchen, ping pong table, and a host of cafe- and diner-style tables for “Bainies” to work.
Red is Bain’s signature color, and it can be seen on multiple accents throughout the office.