Bainbridge Interview Questions

Updated Mar 10, 2015
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    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Bainbridge.

    Interview

    The first round was a phone interview for about 30 minutes. The first 15 minutes were general behavioral questions and the last 15 minutes was a short market sizing question. The interviewer was a little stoic but I got an email about 3 days later asking me to come in for an in-person interview where they asked me if I was uncomfortable cold-calling, etc. because a lot of the job would require calling people to collect data points.

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    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    No Offer
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Bainbridge (San Diego, CA).

    Interview

    Initial phone interview: Typical behavioral questions and questions about your resume

    In person interview: Person who was interviewing was very friendly and questions were aimed to access how you would perform on the job. It was also an interview to see how you are as a person and how easy you are to work with

    Interview Questions

    • What factors do you need to consider when starting a hot dog stand business?   Answer Question
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    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Bainbridge.

    Interview

    Multiple rounds of interviews... your success will be based on your ability to think strategically and your ability to remain cool and collective under pressure (keep in mind, they are looking for someone who can pick up the phone, have an intelligent conversation based on limited information, and extract valuable data).

    Interview Questions

    • You will get a market sizing question, based on your resume's interests "i see you like tennis... how many tennis balls are in the air right now?" If you pass, you will make it to the final round where they will give you a case study 24 hours in advance and ask you to prepare a presentation (do a PPT). No major tips on the case study, go with your gut and back it up with data/justification... make sure to keep in mind the risks.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Salary was said to be not negotiable. It was a take it or leave it... we have others.

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    Business Development Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in La Jolla, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Bainbridge (La Jolla, CA).

    Interview

    Very positive experience. The contacted me within a timely manner and were kindly flexible about my start date.

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    M&A Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Bainbridge (San Diego, CA) in March 2014.

    Interview

    1) Received an email that I replied to. Didn't hear anything, so I called the number of the director that sent it. Apparently this is what he was looking for (initiative). Spoke briefly. Scheduled a time to come in to the office.
    2) Interviewed on-site. One on one. Nothing difficult.
    3) Met with another higher-up. He seemed very disinterested. Walking around the room looking at his cell phone the entire time.
    4) I was sent a case study that I was to present in a few days. I did so and received positive reviews.
    5) After the presentation, there is a phone test. As the job is mostly sales, the director had me call him from the conference room in a mock call to a business. I essentially had to talk him into selling his fake business.

    Interview Questions

    • Nothing difficult really. Research was straightforward. They gave 3 industries and I had to decide which one was best, find some companies that were "the best" and present on why we should approach one.   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    Here is where it gets weird. They made me an offer. VERY low-ball. $43k and not very good benefits. I didn't even see an option for a 401k. No educational reimbursement, only 50% coverage of dental (80% regular healthcare), etc. That is fine if that is the business model. But I countered, as is standard with just about ANY offer for people with grad degrees and experience. The worst that usually happens is they say the original offer stands. BUT THEY COMPLETELY RESCINDED THE OFFER ALTOGETHER!!! COMPLETELY UNPROFESSIONAL AND CLASSLESS. I asked for such abominable things as immediate enrollment in benefits, and a signing bonus (as is also standard to ask for, even if not received). The director told me during the interviews that all he cares about is money and that once someone cannot do that, they're dead to him. Callous, but standard in the industry.

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    No Offer
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a dayinterviewed at Bainbridge.

    Interview

    They brought around 15 of us from UCSD, USD, SDSU to a conference room and we waited to be interviewed by an M&A Manager and an M&A Analyst.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about your self. The hardest question is to sell yourself to your interviewer in 1 minute.   Answer Question
  8.  

    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Bainbridge (San Diego, CA).

    Interview

    Case studies, behaviroual interview, problem solving skills, cultural fit and professional interviews

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    Business Analyst Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in La Jolla, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Bainbridge (La Jolla, CA).

    Interview

    Interview process is three steps:
    Phone interview - 30 mins
    In-house Interview #1 - 1 hour with Senior Analysts
    In-house Interview #2 - 2 hours with Director of Consulting

    I just finished the first In house interview and am waiting for the second.

    Interview Questions

    • Case study questions are always difficult, but the main point is to show the company your thought process. Whatever the question they give is, make sure your presentation shows how you thought about the questions, so they can refer back to that information.   Answer Question
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    Internship Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Bainbridge (San Diego, CA).

    Interview

    Phone interview with a manager. Lengthy questions about the firm and industry. Must be very well prepared.

    Interview Questions

    • Name a few types of valuation methods. Talk about an industry you are knowledgeable in.   Answer Question
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    M&A Analyst Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in La Jolla, CA
    No Offer
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Bainbridge (La Jolla, CA).

    Interview

    I received an email to set up a phone interview. After phone interview, I was requested by the company to come into their office for a real interview. Came in and filled out some paperwork, then met with some analysts and a senior analyst, asked questions and hearing about the company. I went with one of the analyst to a room and answer his questions. Most of the questions were basic questions about why do you want this job and what do you know about the company. Seem like I did well in the interview but apparently, it was not good enough.

    Interview Questions

    • What is .1 percent of 100,000,000 or something like that. I answered it right but the interviewer said I was wrong, almost got into a debate with him about it but decided against it. Didn't want to sound like a know it all.   Answer Question

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