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Updated Dec 15, 2014
Updated Dec 15, 2014
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    Associate Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Brussels (Belgium)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Brussels (Belgium)
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Bain & Company in December 2014.

    Interview Details

    After a recruitment event I attended, I applied for the associate consultant position and was invited to the first interview. It was separated in two different interviews, each lasting 1h. Including 15-20 minutes of CV talk and then 40 minutes of Case interview. The consultant really tries to help you but you need to begin with a good structure and good hypothesis in order to be leading in the good direction.

    Interview Questions
    • Take a look at the bigger picture, it has always been my problem so it might be easier for other candidates to achieve this.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Help Desk Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Bain & Company in December 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and received a standard auto-confirmation receipt. I was contacted within a week to schedule a phone interview, which occurred two days later. At the end of the phone interview an in-person interview was scheduled for two days afterward. I went into their Boston office and was greeted by a very friendly receptionist. I then met with 4 members of the Help Desk team in 15-25 minute increments. Each person was very energetic an welcoming, further enforcing the friendly atmosphere of the company. Even the rejection letter I received two days later was very warm and polite. Despite not being offered the position this was a great experience overall.

    Interview Questions
    • I was given a laptop computer that could not connect to the internet and had to diagnose the problem.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Bain & Company.

    Interview Details

    Firstly a CV shortlisiting process on campus. For all the shortlisted candidates, there is a written test(graphs etc.) and a guesstimate. Questions like estimate the no of flights over delhi airport at a given time

    Interview Questions
    • Estimate the number of tennis balls sold in india.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
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    Associate Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Day 1 on campus, 2 case/behavioral interviews. Required to fill out office location but when put 50/50 for two cities was told to pick one. Turns out they only have you interview for your highest priority city.

    Day 2 (next day when advanced to final rounds) in hotel near campus, 3 case/behavioral interviews.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
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    Associate Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at Bain & Company in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    Two case phone interviews for the first round. They paired me with a mentor who helped prep me for the phone case interviews, and he gave me lots of materials with which to prepare. The cases were fairly standard: market sizing, profitability estimates, etc. Round 2 would have been two in-person interviews.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Process consists of multiple stages. First stage is a cover letter and resume check. If you get through you have two rounds of 2 rounds of interviews on the same day. First round is 1 personal interview with HR and 2 case interviews and second round is case interveiws with more senior people

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    Facility Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Berkeley, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Berkeley, IL
    Application Details

    The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Bain & Company in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    Did a Skype interview with a headhunter. She was very professional and cordial. She was considerate enough to keep her word about letting me know her client decision . Unfortunately they felt I was overqualified

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
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    Associate Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Bain & Company.

    Interview Details

    submitted online application - then invited to interview - two interviews on one day- market sizing and business case by two different people- one associate consultant and one consultant

    Interview Questions
    • profit/loss based and straight forward market sizing question   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    One Test, then one case interview, then 1st round 2 cases interviews. The HR was very helpful, the interviewers were ok, the working environment seemed gut. The only con would be making us flight 6h in the morning and then wait 3h hours in the office for the round beginn. Good experience overall

    Interview Questions
    • Business sense related, lots of graphical information, calculations envolved   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
  11.  

    Associate Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Bain & Company in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    On-campus recruitment with university; after an interview at the career center with 2 30 min cases from senior associate consultants we received an email the next day that we were selected for final round interviews. The final rounds were held in the Back Bay office with two directors giving 60 min cases (with some fit questions).

    Interview Questions
    • The business case was confusing in that it involved the transportation and storage of a good (but not the sale or purchase of the good itself) so it was difficult to conceptualize all of the variables   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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