Experienced professional

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

  • Up to three years of experience – Associate consultant (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 interviews.

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

Apply

We hope you will consider joining our India team. Please submit your online application on JoinBain.com. Fluency in English is required.

Please note we will soon start accepting applications for the Bengaluru office. Until then, applicants interested in working in India should apply to our New Delhi and Mumbai offices.

AC interviews

Candidates will participate in four rounds of 45-60 minute interviews with principals, managers and partners. Discussions of real business cases will make up the majority of these interviews, giving you some insights into what it is like to work at Bain. For each case discussion, your interviewer will present a short business problem and then ask you to structure the problem and recommend a practical solution. We encourage you to prepare for your case interviews.

Your interview may kick off with an opportunity to share your achievements and future goals. You should also have time at the end of the interviews to ask questions. Candidates will be informed of the outcome of their interviews later in the day.

Consultant interviews

Bain’s interview format for consultants involves a combination 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 five rounds of 60-minute interviews.

First and second rounds
Candidates invited to interview with Bain will participate in two telephone interviews with a Bain manager or principal.

The bulk of the first and second 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.

Third, fourth and fifth rounds
Those successfully passing the first and second rounds will participate in a third, and possible fourth and fifth round of interviews, typically in our offices. You will meet with Bain managers, principals or partners during these final rounds, which will consist of three case and experience interviews.

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 format involves a combination of case and experience interviews to help us get to know you better. Since each case interview 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 five rounds of 60-minute interviews

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 also have time at the end to ask questions.

Second and third rounds
Those successfully passing the first round will participate in a second round of two interviews with Bain partners in our office. Candidates are often asked to participate in a third, fourth or fifth round of two interviews with Bain partners.

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.