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Bain & Company Associate Consultant Interview Questions

Updated Dec 9, 2017
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Associate Consultant Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
No Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Bain & Company.

Interview

Did it online from NY because position was in LA. They did everything possible to ensure I was on equal playing field with everyone else. Called the very next day to discuss results. Very courteous.

Interview Questions

  • All case questions in the first round so prepare for cases.   Answer Question

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    Associate Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Bain & Company.

    Interview

    2 back-to-back case interviews at school career center. Got interviewers' profile before going in. Each started with 1-2 behavioral questions, then a case (market entry, profitability, market-sizing) and ended with a couple of questions for the interviewer.

    Interview Questions


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    Associate Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    Applied through my university (cover letter, resume, transcript). Interviewed on campus-2 30 minute cases with different interviewers. Later that day i found out I got to the final round which was the next day. These were one hour with principal/vp's-30 min case and 30 minutes of behavioral/conversation. Was informed a week later I did not get an offer (wasn't a surprise because I knew I messed up one case and in those competitive finals you really have to be flawless basically). Overall a good experience and was great practice for other consulting/case interviews.

    Interview Questions

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    Associate Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Bain & Company.

    Interview

    First round interview consisted of two back to back 30 minute case interviews on campus. Interviewer does a great job of guiding you through case. One market sizing question/increase profits question and another deciding whether or not a company should invest in a certain product

    Interview Questions


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    Associate Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a week. I interviewed at Bain & Company in November 2017.

    Interview

    I applied through targeted on-campus recruiting and received an invite shortly thereafter. The interview process was two back-to-back cases. Each case was interviewee led with supplemental charts and data. My interviewers were both very warm and comfortable. There was a brief "Tell me something about yourself" in the first case, but the process is very case heavy.

    I did not proceed to the next round, but still received a phone call from one of my recruiters to explain the process - a very nice touch.

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    Associate Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    First round interview: two 30 minutes case interview with some behavioral questions. The case interviews are fun and should be doable with preparation. However, not sure with their criteria for the interviewee.

    Interview Questions

    • Why Bain and why consulting?   1 Answer

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    Associate Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

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

    Interview

    Very pleasant, applied through university. Process was quick. Two cases, behavioral questions at the beginning of the interview. Case was straightforward--math was simple and concepts were easy. Overall a good interview experience.

    Interview Questions


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    Associate Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Bain & Company (Boston, MA).

    Interview

    The process is fairly quick and painless. Everyone is extremely nice throughout. First round interview in Boston office. Typically they are somewhat math heavy problems. Its nothing crazy but practicing mental math is critical.

    Interview Questions

    • Two market sizing questions linked with pricing and an acquisition.   Answer Question
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    Associate Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    Applied through my university and had two on-campus interviews. The interviewers seem to have an idea of who they want to pass onto the next round based off of a schmoozing event the day before.

    Interview Questions

    • Both interviews consisted of standard behavioral questions and two market sizing questions.   Answer Question

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    Associate Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Bain & Company (Boston, MA) in October 2017.

    Interview

    The interviewers were very friendly and the process was straightforward. Each interview has a behavioral component and a case part. The tone is conversational for the behavioral part of it, and slightly more formal for the actual case.

    Interview Questions


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