Frequently asked questions

  1. Do I have a chance to join Bain if my academic record is mixed?
    Yes, but obviously you start with a disadvantage. Analytical skills are the No. 1 prerequisite at Bain, and they often correlate with good academic results. You will have to provide us with other strong reasons or "signs of excellence" to receive an invitation to join our team.
  2. At what level should I apply?
    This question is part of our recruiting assessment and we will determine the level during our interviews.
  3. I want to apply to another office? How do I go about that?
    The easiest way is to directly contact the recruiting coordinator of that office, as they will be determining if you qualify for a position with them. Alternatively, we can forward your resume. Please keep in mind that the application process is very competitive, and nationals often have the advantage for various reasons. It may be a good idea to seek a position in your country of origin and then solicit a transfer to another Bain office after a few years.
  4. Is it possible to specialize at Bain, or do you have to stay generalists?
    In fact, all Bain consultants are specialists—in strategy. However, as you build your expertise in a particular industry or practice area, you will be more inclined to work on projects related to that industry or practice area.