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Bain & Company Associate Consultant Interview Questions

Updated Jan 22, 2018
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Associate Consultant Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
No Offer
Neutral Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied through college or university. The process took a week. I interviewed at Bain & Company in November 2016.

Interview

Submitted resume, Invited to on Campus interview. Two 15-20 min interviews with two different people. Both interviews were cases, one with market sizing one without. No behavioral questions. The case itself is not too hard, just make sure to stick to the objective and not get off track. Because behavioral is not included in the first round, it is important to do really well on the two cases.

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    Associate Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Bain & Company in November 2016.

    Interview

    The interview process was quite straight forward. The recruiting team is incredibly kind and helpful, and willing to work with candidates before their interview with help scheduling, etc. I was studying abroad, so the first round was by phone and the second round was by skype. All 4 interviews were very focused on the case and while I definitely chatted with the interviewers about their experiences at Bain, the only "fit" question I got asked was "Why Bain?"

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    Associate Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Bain & Company (San Francisco, CA).

    Interview

    Super straight forward two cases. One was about pharma and the other was manufacturing. They were both profit and loss and they both were about calculating the break even point.

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    Associate Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Bain & Company (San Francisco, CA).

    Interview

    Interview as part of on-campus recruitment. No fit section--straight into 2 cases case. They weren't that hard of cases--market sizing/profitability. One interview was with a senior Associate and the other interview was with a consultant. Try to nail your interview with the more senior person.

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    Associate Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Bain & Company (New York, NY).

    Interview

    First round interview: 2 back-to-back case interview. Received invitation to the second round, which is scheduled a week later, on the same day. Second round interview: 1 written case interview. Few behavioral questions

    Interview Questions

    • Walk me through your resume. Do you have any question for Bain?   Answer Question

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    Associate Consultant Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Bain & Company (Boston, MA) in October 2016.

    Interview

    Applied through my university, process took around 2 weeks. Got called in for a first round interview - 2 30 minute interviews with different people. The first guy was nice and friendly, and he dived straight into a case interview, the second guy was more serious and asked some fit questions as well. I had a good time giving my first interview, though I made quite a few nervous errors which certainly cost me.

    Interview Questions

    • What is the feasibility of opening a food truck on your college campus?   Answer Question

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    Associate Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Bain & Company (Washington, DC) in October 2016.

    Interview

    First round interview consisted of two 30-minute cases. Second round consisted of two 40-minute cases. Each had some basic personality questions mixed in. The interviewers were all quite nice and eager to assist during the cases. There were no tricks, no stunts, and nobody tried to make me feel off balance or uncomfortable.

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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 weeks. I interviewed at Bain & Company in October 2016.

    Interview

    This interview was for the Seoul office.
    10 minute behavioral, 20 minute case, 10 minute Q&A
    The interviewer was very friendly and comfortabe. He helped me through the case when I was confused or struggling. The first interviewer started out with behavioral but the second interviewer went straight into a case. I think this really depends on the interviewer.

    There were 2 interviews for first round and 2 interviews for second round.

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    Associate Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Bain & Company (Chicago, IL) in October 2016.

    Interview

    Two 30 minute case interviews on campus then they flew me to their office where I had one 30 minute fit interview (very laid back, more of a conversation about past work and I asked a ton of questions) and 3 30 minute case interviews. They called me that evening with an offer.

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    Associate Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Bain & Company (Dallas, TX) in October 2016.

    Interview

    I did a first round interview at my school, and then was flown out to their Dallas office for a final round interview. Everyone was super nice and welcoming. Each interview was a case interview, and the first round interviews were a little bit easier than the final round interviews. They really like asking market sizing questions

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