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Bain & Company Interview Questions

Updated Sep 18, 2017
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    Associate Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Bain & Company (Los Angeles, CA) in October 2016.

    Interview

    First round: 2 back to back cases. Straightforward cases, but difficult 'vibe' and the interviewers went out of their way to stress-test (asking questions that made it seem like I'd given the wrong answer to ensure I could back up my reasoning). 2nd round was three back to back cases, everyone was very friendly, very minimal behavioral questions (take me through your resume, and some follow up questions about resume).

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    Negotiation

    N/A - no negotiation with AC offers.


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    Associate Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Bain & Company (Washington, DC) in October 2016.

    Interview

    Two thirty minute on campus interviews, second round at the office of choice. The two formats were the same for both, but the second round was with Partners at the firm instead of other consultants who were flown in for the first round interview at the college. The interviewers were very nice and helpful--fit portion was pretty lacking in both interviews.

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    Associate Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    First round on campus interview consisted of two 30-minute case interviews back to back. Heard that I had moved onto the onsite visit which took place less than 2 weeks later and was another 2 case interviews each lasting about 30 minutes long with about 10 minutes of behavioral in each of them. Heard back from the recruiter a week and a half later that they were not extending an offer.

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    Summer Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Philadelphia, PA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Bain & Company (Philadelphia, PA) in October 2016.

    Interview

    First round was two cases and no behavioral, which was frustrating because it seemed like they just didn't care about your personality. Final round was scheduled for the day after first round, so very quick turnaround. They did put 2 15min behavioral into second round, but I didn't progress to there.

    Interview Questions

    • Two cases, one about pension insurance and the other about consumer retail   Answer Question

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    Associate Consultant Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Bain & Company (Boston, MA) in October 2016.

    Interview

    Overall a very positive and supportive experience- I got advice and feedback from full-time consultants along the way. First round was two brain-storm style cases (there's not enough time to do a really complicated case). Second round was slightly more in depth, but they still encourage you to get creative. Very few behavioral questions in each. Very competitive process, so there's a bit of luck involved no matter what.

    Interview Questions

    • How would your friends describe you? What would they say is your weakness?   Answer Question

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    Associate Consultant Interview

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

    Application

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

    Interview

    There is a math-heavy case interview for 30 minutes, then a 10 minute behavioral interview, and 5 minutes for questions. Then you repeat this process with another interviewer. How well this goes depends on your confidence going into it, don't be afraid to defend your answers. Also each interviewer has a very distinct style so it's good to focus on their facial expressions for the first few minutes to see if your style is compatible or if you need to mix it up.

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    Associate Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Bain & Company (Washington, DC) in October 2016.

    Interview

    Pretty straightforward for consulting. First round on campus, with two very short cases, and then a flight out to the office for Second Round, which was two slightly longer cases.

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    Associate Consultant Interview

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

    Application

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

    Interview

    Candidates usually go through 2 rounds of case interviews. Behavioral interview was reduced to about 5 min...not too many questions. Overall a positive experience, but prepare beforehand! Preparation is immensely helpful.

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    Associate Consultant Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at Bain & Company (Chicago, IL) in October 2016.

    Interview

    The first round was on campus, and consisted of two 30 minute cases adapted from the interviewers' actual experiences. Both were really nice and helpful, although the cases were interviewee-led, and left a few minutes at the end for questions. There were no behavioral questions, and the cases weren't particularly difficult. They called all candidates with the decision that same night.

    Interview Questions

    • A case about reversing profits, and another about cutting costs   Answer Question

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    Associate Consultant Interview

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

    Application

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

    Interview

    Applied in college. Selected and invited to a case workshop with all first round invitees. On-campus interview with 2 rounds. Each round is 30 minutes case interview with a consultant on a case he or she has worked on before.

    Interview Questions

    • Case questions, one on a pub with losing revenue and one on whether a billionaire should invest in a sport arena   Answer Question

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