What Bain looks for in our consulting roles



But it's not just about GPAs and magna cum laudes. We're looking for all­-rounders, independent thinkers who thrive as part of a team. We recognize that everyone is different and everyone will bring their own unique experiences and perspectives to the team. People who get hired at Bain tend to have leadership experience and deep analytical skills, are comfortable around clients and good at working in a team... and do all of this with a quiet, friendly humility.

Problem solving
Consulting is all about helping clients overcome their most vexing challenges so we look for candidates with the ability to frame complex problems, think creatively, find pragmatic solutions and have a Monday-morning plan. Strong problem-solving skills may come in the form of team experience, academic achievement, group involvement or personal projects.

The ability to lead
Bain works with, and develops, some of the world's top leaders with the capacity not only to contribute to teams, but to lead them and our clients' organizations to change. Demonstrated leadership, whether through work, school or extracurricular activities, frames your application in a favorable light.

Results Delivery
Bain has a proud legacy of generating results that have a positive, measurable impact on the client's objectives and reputations. We want to see how you've been instrumental in making a quantifiable difference to an organization, project or team's success and that you're able to present it articulately.

Passion
At Bain, passion is non-­negotiable. We look for candidates who are enthusiastic and tenacious about solving puzzles, who yearn to succeed as individuals and as part of a team. In short, people who are committed to creating change in their work and in the world. Passionate people bring energy to client engagements and to Bain, helping both groups achieve extraordinary outcomes.