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.
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.
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.
Those successfully passing the first round will participate in a second round of written case interviews in our office. You will meet with Bain managers, principals or partners during this final round. The written case interview will require you to develop a recommendation based on the challenge described. It is important to keep in mind that there may be more than one potential action that your client could successfully take. Learn more about the written case interview.