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Bain & Company Interview Questions in Los Angeles, CA

Updated Feb 12, 2017
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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
  2. Helpful (3)  

    Consultant Interview

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

    Application

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

    Interview

    I am currently an MBA candidate and applied for a full-time position as a Consultant; both interviews were held in the Bain office. I submitted my cover letter and resume online and was notified of my interview opportunity about a week later. The interview process and decision happened so quickly -- spoke volumes about the company culture and internal efficiency, imho.

    I had my first interview on a Monday with two different people, both sessions about 45-minutes in length. The first was a typical strategy case. I was not asked very many behavioral questions; instead, the practitioner gave me time at the end to ask him questions. My second interview had one market sizing case, and one general strategy case with no numbers, just brainstorming/idea generation. Again, no significant behavioral questions asked here. My hypothesis is that they were gauging my overall "fit" throughout the case and in my general interaction.

    I had my final round on Friday, which consisted of the dreaded "written case." All in all, fantastic experience, and I actually had a great time chatting with the partners -- not sure why I was so nervous. You spend about 50 minutes with a 40-slide deck on a client problem and do a predetermined set of calculations, then make a recommendation complete with risks and next steps/mitigations. You present the recommendation to the partners for about 10-15 minutes, then they ask questions for the remainder of the time. I made a few miscalculations, but they were really patient as I talked through my math and redid some of the quant stuff. I think the key here is to remain calm and professional, as they are testing your client readiness. Then we wrapped up with a couple of questions I had for them.

    I got the offer call on Saturday. Literally took a week from start to finish! I was amazed.

    Interview Questions

    • What did you learn from your summer internship?   1 Answer
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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).

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    N/A - no negotiation with AC offers.

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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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    Consultant Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Bain & Company (Los Angeles, CA) in September 2016.

    Interview

    Couldn't make the in-person first-round interviews, so I had 2 back-to-back phone interviews. Each consisted of a case + minimal "fit" questions, and time for Q&A at the end. No curve balls-- process was as expected.

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    Senior Associate Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Bain & Company (Los Angeles, CA) in September 2015.

    Interview

    I was introduced to the company through a friend. The entire process was very professional and very communicative. You can tell that they care about the company culture and a work hard, play hard mindset. I would have taken the job if it had been closer to home.

    Interview Questions

    • Speaking to your previous change management experience was very important.   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 September 2015.

    Interview

    The interview process consists of 2 case interviews, each 30 minutes. At first there are some straightforward behavioral questions then proceeds to the case. It involves market sizing so you should be able to quantify everything and calculate everything on top of your head. Also, it includes profitability problem and market entry.

    Interview Questions

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    Summer Associate Consultant Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Bain & Company (Los Angeles, CA) in January 2014.

    Interview

    Great office work culture, nice laid-back people.

    Did the accelerated interview process due to study abroad. First round in December, second round in January. First round: 2 case interviews back to back; second round: 3 case interviews back to back to back. Mostly case based, very few behavioral questions other than tell me about yourself or walk me through your resume.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me something interesting about yourself not on your resume.   Answer Question
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    Associate Consultant Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Bain & Company (Los Angeles, CA) in January 2014.

    Interview

    Initial communication was through email to set up the first round of interviews. This process was very smooth and the recruiting coordinator was very helpful in answering any questions. Once in the office, they will provide you with a description of the interviewers along with their backgrounds. The interviewers themselves were friendly but became really stoic during the actual interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Interview was 1.5 hours long with 2 cases lasting 45 minutes each. Both cases were drawn from the same industry - U.S. airlines   Answer Question
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    Associate Consultant Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Bain & Company (Los Angeles, CA) in September 2013.

    Interview

    There were multiple rounds of interviews. 2 shorter interviews in one block for the first round (~30 minutes) with 3 interviews in the second round (~45 minutes). The first round emphasizes quantitative skills and ability to do the case a bit more while the second round places a bit more emphasis on candidate fit.

    Interview Questions

    • Just run of the mill business cases. Nothing especially difficult or tricky.   Answer Question
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