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Bain & Company Associate Consultant Interview Questions

Updated Aug 14, 2017
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  1. Featured Interview

     

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    The interview was friendly and consisted of some personal (leadership, experience, etc.) questions and cases. The cases were interesting and novel, and the interviewers seemed to really want to get to know me. They were also open about their experiences at the firm.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about an experience you had leading a team.   1 Answer

  2.  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    it was a good process. they were very nice. The questions are somtimes hard, and require a lot of thought, but then again being a managment consultant is very demanding. The bain people were definitely the smartest of any of the consulting firms'

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    • shoulda coffee chain expand   1 Answer
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    Senior Associate Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Bain & Company.

    Interview

    Fast process, through referral connection within the company
    Mock interviews and getting in touch with others prior to interview to learn about the company
    HR was very helpful
    Everyone was willing to discuss, have coffee or phone call to answer questions

    Interview Questions

    • two 45 min case interviews,
      was told to practice my quants and there was no quants tested in one of the cases! So be prepared for qualitative and quantitative equally !   Answer Question

  4. Helpful (12)  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Interview

    It was a case interview with multiple cases over multiple rounds. I enjoyed the discussion with each of the interviewers. the cases weren't easy, but they weren't very difficult.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you think about opening a pizza place   2 Answers

  5.  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    Typical case interviews. First round was 2 case interview in the Boston office, met 2 consultants. Final round was a whole case interview with the manager and partner flied from the home office. Overall experience was really nice. The case analyzing skills is important.

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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

    On-campus interview after applying through my university's career center. Had 2 business cases but didn't go through to the next round. Warm and welcoming team but no feedback on how I did in the interview even after follow-up. Neat process overall, seems like a great place to work but very competitive recruitment. Will definitely try again.

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  7. Helpful (1)  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ weeks. I interviewed at Bain & Company.

    Interview

    Applied online from non-target, had a phone call with an AC to discuss interest and run a case, was invited for first round interview a few days later. First round interview was 2 45min cases over Skype with short behavioral section. Final round was the same structure but in person. Cases were what you'd expect if you've done your research/practice. They were even more casual/conversational than expected. Based off my experiences with who got offers and who didn't, lots of value was placed on fit.

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    Associate Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Bain & Company (Chicago, IL) in January 2017.

    Interview

    I knew a contact for an office outside of the US. After a couple of 30 minute conversations about consulting he gave me the chance to apply via his referral. I was contacted three months later for a first round interview in Chicago. This interview consisted of two - 30 minute cases. Both were about profitability. One had to do with the application of a new technology and the other focused on discovering the cause for declining revenue in a company. Final rounds consisted of two - 40 minute cases in New York. Similar questions but more ambiguous and open-ended. They really wanted to know the methodology uses to find the answers I put forth.

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    Associate Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Bain & Company (Los Angeles, CA) in January 2017.

    Interview

    Overall, it was a very rewarding experience. I learned a lot. Everyone at Bain was very nice, and the case studies were tough but reflected what skills are needed on the actual job.

    Most of the cases were profitability cases (they asked you to calculate different things and switched up the variables), but if you have a strong understanding of profitability, you should be okay.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about yourself.
      Walk me through your resume.
      Tell me about your experience at your university.   Answer Question

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    Associate Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    I applied for the Associate Consultant position in NYC. I applied through an on campus interview process. The process took about three weeks in total. I did not receive an offer.

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