Being a consultant gives you unparalleled business experience and real-world training at an early stage of your career. We hire people who are smart, curious and driven to make an impact in everything they do. They often have a career goal with a bucket list of things they hope to achieve in life, which Bain is more than willing to help them accomplish.
The people who run companies and mobilize them to solve their toughest problems are what we call general managers, with a CEO's position at the pinnacle. One day general managers may face a customer issue and on others their team members aren't working effectively together; sometimes they have to deal with product pricing and on other days they may be focused on entering a market, exiting a market, buying a competitor, investing in a new technology or solving product shortages. There's a lot of complexity, but good general managers will have an enormous impact on the organization over time.
A general manager’s mindset is what you'll rapidly learn to develop when you're at Bain. You’ll be getting exposure to CEO-level challenges from day one on the job—something that could take 15–20 years in other careers. The diversity of projects available to you offers unique learning opportunities and a chance to make a true impact. Mentorship, Bain’s home-staffing model and our global training programs enable everyone to be on a fast track for global leadership success.
And should you decide to leave Bain, you’ll be equipped with a unique and transferable skill set so you can run an organization and thrive in any industry. Our alumni network offers continuous proof of this, and our alumni are always willing to help you accelerate your future career aspirations. Just two or three years at Bain will offer you incredible opportunities, from starting your own business, stepping into a more senior role at a top tech company, joining a private equity firm, becoming a Bain partner or making a meaningful social impact at a nonprofit you love or have started yourself.