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Updated Feb 17, 2015
Updated Feb 17, 2015
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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    First, there is a resume and cover letter drop by the recruiting deadline in early fall. Then, first of two interview rounds started three weeks later. We were notified a week and a half before the first interview date although they were flexible on the interview week in case there was any date conflict. Those outside the immediate office area did first rounds over the phone. First round is basically all case driven. Doing well on both case interviews while being able to answer a few personal fit questions meant that you passed the first round.

    Interview Questions
    • What industry or type of work are you most interested in and why? What is the biggest leadership role you've had?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
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    Senior Marketing Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a dayinterviewed at Bain & Company in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    I was referred and was contacted within a day for phone interview. Had basic questions such as What is your current salary? I haven't interviewed in a while which came across in my initial phone interview.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Associate Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    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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    Summer Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Bain & Company.

    Interview Details

    Interviewed through campus. case interview. interview was very nice and helpful, led me through questions. sent in application through campus recruiting. went to info sessions. invited to interview within a week of sending in resume. two rounds of case study questions. one of them you have to analyze graphs. great learning experience.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Associate Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Bain & Company.

    Interview Details

    Received first round interview on campus. Two back to back cases, no graphs/charts, which I had been expecting. One vague case and then one straightforward private equity investment case. If you don't completely crush both cases, you will not get offered a 2nd round interview.

    Interview Questions
    • Must be able to understand what they're asking for. Nothing stood out as unexpected though.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Manager Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency – interviewed at Bain & Company.

    Interview Details

    Interview was very standard, had me fill out paper application upon arrival. Interview was extremely short. Went over resume and job description, discussed previous roles. Interviewer asked case hypotheticals. Interview was set up through hiring agency so communication was minimal.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    PTA Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    submitted resume through an employee I met and had some conversation (the employee forwarded my resume to the HR), got phone interview by an employee (not HR) (rescheduled once because the interviewer was too busy and forgot the interview), got email within one week saying hired. It was for an PTA position in China, not in the States, though.

    Interview Questions
    • what are the challenges in the next 3 years for any industry   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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    Time & Expense Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    They keep you very well informed. They are honest. They do not list all of the positives that they should. Open communication. Hiring process- simple and straight forward. They use a 3rd party for a credit check and they are quick also :)

    Interview Questions
    • Questions were typical interview questions, nothing too difficult or challenging.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    simple
    Accepted Offer
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    Associate Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Initially I submitted online, and through the school. They emailed to notify us of first round interviews. The interviews consisted of 2 case interviews with 2 different people. Each case interview was fairly straightforward seeming, but it was important to look at the big picture, what the numbers mean. It was important not to get flustered when the interviewer pointed out mistakes or missed aspects.

    Interview Questions
    • A case about implementation of ATMs showed that one option provided a higher profit, but it was important also to consider the risks involved with that option before recommending implementation.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Bain & Company in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    Interviewed on campus. The people were all very nice and the cases were not extremely hard. Know the basics. A case about a wood mat company whose products were used by oil n gas companies due to environmental regulations.

    Interview Questions
    • Things to consider to decide whether to invest in a firm.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

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