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 three years of experience – AC
  • Between three and six years of experience – Consultant
  • More than six years of experience – Manager

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

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We hope you will consider joining our Greater China team. Please submit your online application on our global site. Fluency in English and Mandarin is required with fluency in Cantonese optional.

Please contact us if you have questions regarding the experienced professional recruiting process.

Those interested in non-consultant positions should visit our corporate roles page on bain.com.

AC Interviews

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 a short multiple choice test followed by two rounds of interviews; each round will have two or three 30-45 minute interviews.

Written test
This is a one hour session before the first round interview, where applicants will be given a test with 25 multiple choice questions. These questions will test you on your skills of thinking logically, analysis, quants and any other capabilities related to being a consultant.

First round
You will meet with two senior ACs or consultants in our office if you are invited to interview with Bain.

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.

Your interview may kick off with an opportunity to share your achievements and future goals. You should also have time at the end to ask your interviewer questions.

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

Consultant Interviews

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 one round of pre-talk and two rounds of interviews; each round will have two or three 30-45 minute interviews.

Pre-talk/Buddy call
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.

First round
You will meet with two Bain managers or partners in our office if you are invited to interview with Bain.

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.

Your interview may kick off with an opportunity to share your achievements and future goals. You should also have time at the end to ask your interviewer questions.

Second round
Those successfully passing the first round will participate in a second round of interviews in our office. You will meet with Bain managers, principals or partners during this final round, which will consist of one case interview, one written case interview and one experience 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 55-60 minutes to review the slides and prepare a short synopsis of your insights and recommendations before the interview begins.

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.

Manager Interviews

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.

Pre-talk/Buddy call
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.

First round
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.

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Application requirements
We are particularly interested in candidates who have worked or lived in Asia (Greater China) for some time and are able to conduct business at least in Mandarin. Fluency in English is required.

How to apply
Interested candidates should apply online and include a cover letter, a resume or CV and your most recent university transcript or academic record (indicating graded results).

Please follow all the instructions and enter all the information requested on the online application.