Experienced professionals

We recruit experienced professionals year-round. Your years of relevant experience will help determine which role you should apply for at Bain:

  • Up to five years of experience – AC
  • Between five and seven years of experience – Consultant
  • More than seven years of experience – Manager

Your position level will be assessed and adjusted, if needed, during the interview process.

Contact us if you have questions regarding the experienced professional recruiting process or the position you should apply for.

To apply for a non-consulting role, visit the consulting support services page on JoinBain.com.

Apply

We hope you will consider joining our Bain Australia practice. Please submit your online application on JoinBain.com. You will be notified if you have been selected for an interview. Fluency in English is required. You will be asked to submit the following to complete your application to Bain:

  • Cover letter
  • CV (1-2 pages recommended)
  • GPA
  • Unofficial transcripts
  • Relevant test scores, including TOEFL if English is not your first language
  • Office preference(s) (select no more than three globally)
AC Interviews

Bain’s interview format involves a series of case and written case interviews to help us get to know you better. Since each of the case interviews will entail a discussion of an actual Bain case, you will also gain some insights into what it is like to work at Bain. We encourage you to prepare for your case interviews.

Successful candidates will participate in up to two rounds of interviews; each round will have up to three 45-minute interviews.

First round
You will meet with Bain consultants and managers in two 45-minute case interviews. The interviews will typically kick off with a short discussion about your achievements and future goals, but the majority of the time will be spent discussing Bain cases. Your interviewer will present a short business problem and ask you to structure the problem and recommend a practical solution. The interviews will conclude with time for you to ask questions.

Second round
Those successfully passing the first round will participate in a second round of interviews. You will meet with Bain managers, principals or partners during this final round, which will consist of two 45-minute case interviews and one written case interview.

The goal of the written case is to provide you with an opportunity to better demonstrate your skills in a more real-life situation. It will also give you a better understanding of the day-to-day role of a Bain consultant by simulating our work process. Bain will provide you with 20 to 30 slides that describe a client situation and ask key questions pertaining to that client. You will have 45-60 minutes to review the slides and prepare a short synopsis of your insights and recommendations before the interview begins.

Consultant interviews

Bain’s interview format involves a combination of case, experience and written case interviews to help us get to know you better.

Successful candidates will participate in up to two rounds of interviews; each round will have two or three 45-minute interviews.

First round
You will meet with Bain managers or principals in two 45-minute case interviews. Interviews typically focus on a real-life case experience and will give you real insight into the work we do at Bain. We encourage you to prepare for your case interviews.

Second round
Those who successfully pass the first round will participate in a second round of interviews with partners. This round will consist of two 45-minute case/experience interviews and one written case interview.

In the experience interview, your interviewer will ask traditional resume and behavioral questions, as well as questions about a mini-case based on your experiences, to better understand you and your interest in Bain. If you do not receive an experience interview, you should expect experience interview-type questions as part of your case interviews.

The goal of the written case is to provide you with an opportunity to better demonstrate your skills in a more real-life situation. It will also give you a better understanding of the day-to-day role of a Bain consultant by simulating our work process. Bain will provide you with 20 to 30 slides that describe a client situation and ask key questions pertaining to that client. You will have 45-60 minutes to review the slides and prepare a short synopsis of your insights and recommendations before the interview begins.

Manager interviews

Bain’s interview format involves a series of case and written case interviews to help us get to know you better. Since each of the case interviews will entail a discussion of an actual Bain case, you will also gain some insights into what it is like to work at Bain. We encourage you to prepare for your case interviews.

Successful candidates will participate in up to three rounds of interviews; each round has a different format and is designed to test your expertise in a particular area.

First round
The first round interview will be a presentation to a panel of partners. The presentation should be related to a specific case you have worked on and highlight your expertise in a given sector, as well as give you a chance to demonstrate your client skills.

Second round
You will meet with two partners in the second round of interviews. The interviews will typically kick off with a short discussion about your achievements and future goals, but the majority of the time will be spent discussing Bain cases. Your interviewer will present a short business problem and then ask you to structure the problem and recommend a practical solution. You will have time at the end to ask your interviewer questions.

Third round
Successfully completing the second round will lead to a final round, which will consist of two case interviews with Bain partners. Both of these interviews will be predominantly focused on discussing real-life business cases, and less time will be given to discussing your professional experience.