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Interview Details – Applied through school career center, had first round at school with two case interviews, and three days later got a call to go to the second round, which was one behavioral/background interview and two case interviews

Interview Question – Market-sizing questions that depended not on customers and demand but rather on supply   Answer Question

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I applied through college or university and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Bain & Company.

Interview Details – Applied through campus recruiting

Interview Question – Case interview regarding the gaming industry   Answer Question

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Boston, MA

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Bain & Company.

Interview Details – Small daily conversation followed by one case interview, and close by a Q&A session.

Interview Question – The case interview is a revenue/cost problem/   Answer Question

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New York, NY

The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Bain & Company in October 2011.

Interview Details – two back-to-back, one-on-one interview with an analyst from the boston office and new york office respectively.
they interviewed a lot of people on the same day, so don't expect they will give you the time of the day to either explain their own backgrounds/ listen to your story

went straight ahead for two case interviews, each 30-35mins, and 5 mins for q and a
one case on whether or not to purchase a shop from a friend, and another one about a manufacturer.

honestly, cases were not difficult, but the attitudes of the interviewer could sway the entire mood / flow of the interview. i had a wonderful flow with the first guy, but the second girl was simply awful. mainly because she seemed disinterested to interview you in the first place, looked around while conversing with you, and second of all, she threw a case out from her head - meaning, i did not even know whether she was playing around with me or... she just knew the case SO well.

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New York, NY

The process took a day - interviewed at Bain & Company in January 2010.

Interview Details – Focus was on how to value debt investments; namely evaluating the cash flows (ie, coupon payment); discussing effect of external interest rates on the value of the bond (ie, inverse relationship); etc

Interview Question – How would you think about bond investments in distressed companies?   Answer Question

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Houston, TX

The process took a day - interviewed at Bain & Company in January 2011.

Interview Details – I did a first round interview with Bain. They were very nice and professional. Several consultants contacted me via email and phone calls before I interviewed to answer questions and practice case interviews. The interviews themselves were case interviews along with a behavioral question about my resume. They contacted me a day or two later by phone to let me know the results of my interview.

Interview Question – If you were a partner at Bain and talking to a potential client, how would you sell them on Bain?   Answer Question

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Moscow (Russia)

I applied online and interviewed at Bain & Company.

Interview Details – The first round is a written-case interview. The most challenging thing about it is time pressure. The handout contains about 20+ slides and 5 slides in which we are supposed to write down our solutions. Calculators are not allowed, though there are long figures to divide, add, multiply and subtract.

Interview Question – The most difficult thing on this round is time management.   Answer Question

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Moscow (Russia)

I applied online - interviewed at Bain & Company in January 2013.

Interview Details – The written case itself was not difficult but it required quite a few calculations when you had to manually sum up ten 6-digit numbers or divide a 6-digit number by a 5-digit one. Calcs or rounding was not allowed. Finally i made a mistake and spent extra 20 min figuring where it came from.

Interview Question – Nice experience and I am the only person to blame for the calc error but I personally dont think that asking for those kinds of manual calculations is a good reflection of person's skills. We have Excel after all.   Answer Question

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Moscow (Russia)

I applied online and the process took 4 months - interviewed at Bain & Company in December 2012.

Interview Details – Hiring consists of four stages: written case and three couples of interviews, both it Russian and English (for Moscow office). It is sometimes a lengthy process, given that it the number of applicants greatly exceeds interview slots (which are conducted on Fridays mainly). Interviews are conducted by consultants themselves, so they have pretty unbiased view on your skill and midset, so the result is fairly just. Feedback is given usually the same day (if positive) or after the weekend (if negative), sometimes longer for more senior interviewers

Interview Question – Business case regarding staff outsourcing process and associated revenue allocation.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Salary is fixed at starting level, nothing to negotiate

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Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

I interviewed at Bain & Company in October 2012.

Interview Details – First round was written sop round and resume. Major shortisting took place. 20 people shortlisted. Second round was a wri tten test divided into two sections. A. One word answers. B. Summarisation and prioritisation of slides to present company profile. Next two intervie rounds (Lots of cases and grilling).

Interview Question – Try estimate the revenue from sale of tickets at Olympics 2012.   Answer Question

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