Bain’s interview process involves a series of case and experience 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 60-minute interviews, plus a presentation with the members of the interviewing committee.
This is the pre-session before the interview. We will get to know your general information, communication skills, logical thinking structure and any other characteristics related to being a consultant through this session.
You will meet with two partners in our office. Your interview may kick off with an opportunity to share your achievements and future goals.
The bulk of the first round of interviews will revolve around the discussion of 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.
Second and third rounds
Those successfully passing the first round will participate in a second round of two or three interviews with Bain partners in our office.
At least one of your interviews will be a case interview, similar to those in the first round. You may also receive an experience 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.
Candidates are also often asked to participate in a third round, where they will give a presentation about a previous case experience to members of the interviewing committee.