The chart above (source) shows the average workweek of an associate consultant at Bain. As you can see, there are both up- and downtimes and the average is 56 hours a week. Interesting to see that training, vacations and time ‘on the beach’ (without a project) are around the 40 hour per week mark, while projects see spikes of up to 80 hours, especially when deadlines near.
What do you think? Is this a good work-life balance?
Source: The Case Coach