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Updated Apr 14, 2014
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Associate Consultant Intern Interview

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Interviewed at Bain & Company

Interview Details – interview process consists of 30 percent fit and 70 percent case questions. Bain is known to provide graphs and charts during their interviews which is unique from the other firms. Final round is held with directors and partners and it is unclear whether you'll get a case or fit or both.

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Associate Consultant Interview

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I applied online and interviewed at Bain & Company.

Interview Details – It was a really nice interview with 2 different case studies with 2 different consultant.

Interview Question – There were no unexpected question during my interview.   Answer Question

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Summer Associate Interview

Summer Associate

Interviewed at Bain & Company

Interview Details – Heard of the position through the career services at my school. Was invited to a coffee chat to learn more about the firm. The first round interview was as expected and the interviewer mostly sat back and watched how you approached the case.

Interview Question – What are the benefits of acquiring a slow growth company vs. a fast growing company? What about size of the company?   Answer Question

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Summer Associate Consultant Interview

Summer Associate Consultant

I applied through college or university and interviewed at Bain & Company.

Interview Details – Applied through the university's career services website and received an interview through this system. Received a call from a Bain employee who walked me through a practice case interview one week before the on-campus interview.

Interview Question – Very difficult case. Would make sure to practice a variety of different cases beforehand.   Answer Question

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Summer Intern Interview

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I applied through college or university and interviewed at Bain & Company.

Interview Details – Cases involve alot of math, but they are straightforward. Interviewers are so nice. Don't feel too nervous.

Interview Question – Nothing unexpected.   Answer Question

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Summer Associate Interview

Summer Associate

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Bain & Company.

Interview Details – round 1 two 45min case interviews - one bsic profitability case and one qualitative

Interview Question – where would u invest   Answer Question

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Consultant Interview

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San Francisco, CA

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Bain & Company.

Interview Details – 1 round of on-campus interview followed by a second and final round of interview at the Bain office in San Francisco.

Interview Question – The interviewer, who's a partner at Bain presented a case of an less-than-optimal investment opportunity, and asked me to evaluate this opportunity and give the potential investor, a retired senior management professional a recommendation.   Answer Question

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Intern Interview

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Interviewed at Bain & Company

Interview Details – Great interviewers, great company. Recommended to everyone!

Interview Question – Why you shouldn't be hired by us?   Answer Question

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Associate Consultant Interview

Associate Consultant

Interviewed at Bain & Company

Interview Details – Interviewed on campus and at a hotel - 2 rounds of 1-on-1 interviews that were fairly straightforward. 1 out of 4 interviews involved an exhibit (charts) and the rest did not. Found it useful just to talk through the problem as they were more interested in following the thought process. Messed up the math terribly but still made it to the second round. Also got market-sizing questions in almost all the interviews.

Interview Question – Size the market for textbooks in America.   Answer Question

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Business Analyst Interview

Business Analyst

Interviewed at Bain & Company

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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