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Bain & Company Interviews

www.bain.com /  HQ: Boston, MA

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www.bainstaffing.com /  HQ: East Point

3 Interviews

2.0 Easy

## Bain & Company Interview Questions

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Jul 23, 2012

### Associate Consultant at Bain & Company was asked...

May 7, 2014
 What is the exact angle formed by the hands on a clock when the time reads 9:30?11 AnswersRight270 degreesCommon response, but it's incorrect. What about the hour hand? It's not pointing directly at the 9 anymore...Show More Responses105 degrees52.560 degrees, or 300 degrees whichever way you want to look at it.|0.5(60H-11M)| = 105 degrees1/4 of 180 which is 45 ta-daaahoops, I mean 1/4 of 360 :) 90105 degrees: if the hour hand is right at 9, and the minute had was right at 30 then it would be 90 degrees. but since we're 30 minutes into the hr, the hour hand will be (theoretically) half waybetween 9 and 10pm. so you need to calculate that additional variation. If have the arms 3 hrs apart makes a perfect 90 degrees, then each hr would equal 30 degrees -> thus a half hr would result in a 15 degrees. 90+15= 105 degrees61.25

### Associate Consultant at Bain & Company was asked...

Jul 21, 2010
 Let's say I'm your manager and you get hired at Bain. At the end of one year, what will I write in your performance review?1 AnswerTalked about my strengths and weaknesses.

### Associate Consultant at Bain & Company was asked...

Jul 21, 2010
 Describe this project on your resume?1 AnswerFocused on speaking clearly, communicating only the necessary information, and giving the context around everything I talked about. Basically this was an exercise in my ability to communicate. I don't think they really cared about the project.

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Jun 26, 2011
 [Case interview]1 Answer[It depends - they're really looking to see how you structure problems]

### Summer Associate Consultant at Bain & Company was asked...

Oct 8, 2013
 All of the interviews are challenging because they are real-life business cases that the interviewer must work through. One of the more challenging ones involved some data in the software industry. It included a bubble chart with three dimensions of data - y-axis, x-axis and bubble size. There was a lot going on in the industry and the case involved synthesizing all of the information/trends and providing strategy recommendations for the client.1 AnswerI talked through what the data was telling me and what that implied for the company. Then I synthesized and made some recommendations. It wasn't perfect, but I guess it was good enough to get the offer.

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Oct 30, 2011
 Assess whether we should enter the gas station industry/convenience store in a local area. Do market sizing. Assess market structure. Key Drivers. How to improve the profitability. 1 AnswerKey Drivers: Location, Local traffic, how many stop for gas, how many enter store, average order size. Profit per ticket.

### Associate Consultant at Bain & Company was asked...

Oct 4, 2015
 PE firm thinking of buying a US baby stroller company. Is it an attractive target? Plastics company patented a cover for a car steering wheel and wanted to know whether to enter the market.1 AnswerThe interviewers both clearly had a set of milestone steps/questions to ask so you didn't need to drive the case yourself. Factors to consider? Market size? Costs to consider? etc

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Oct 10, 2014
 The first case about a non-profit did not follow any traditional structures. The first question was "Try to narrow down all the jobs that our target population could be eligible for".1 AnswerI started by filtering all jobs in the US by education as well as work experience requirements and desirable industry characteristics.

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Oct 28, 2013
 Being flat-out told "You're wrong. Why are you wrong?" in a case with a partner.2 AnswersI had to reconstruct my thinking processes and analyze the various inferences I had made to arrive at my hypothesis. I think he wanted to see that I wasn't devoted to one answer and could think creatively around a problem.Right or wrong is a matter of perspective. In what context am I wrong? Am I wrong because of my existence? Am I wrong I choose to interview with your company? I'm wrong simply because you told me I'm wrong? You don't get the right to decide if I'm wrong, unless, I also get the right to decide whether you are right or wrong.
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