Career path

At Bain, you'll receive the support you need to tailor your career through ongoing training, mentoring and feedback. As a result, you will inspire, teach, learn and push boundaries to deliver enduring results for our clients and for your own portfolio.

Your growth at Bain is driven by your performance, not by your tenure. This means there's no fixed career path or length of time that you're required to stay at a particular level. Instead, we believe in recognizing and rewarding outstanding performers.

The graphic below will help you determine which role at Bain best fits with your personal experience.

Undergraduate

If you are graduating or recently graduated from college or university, please review the associate consultant position.

If you are a current student, please read our information on internships.

MBA candidate

Applicants who are receiving or have recently received an MBA degree should look at the consultant role.

If you are a current student, please read our information on internships.

Advanced degree holder

Bain welcomes applications from PhDs and post docs, graduating JDs and LLMs, and MDs and medical residents. Hiring practices vary somewhat by market. Please visit the local office or university pages to determine which position to apply. Unless otherwise instructed on the local office or university page, masters candidates (excluding MBAs) should apply for the associate consultant position.

If you are a current student, please read our information on internships.

Experienced professional

Applicants with roughly three to six years of successful business or consulting experience are advised to review the consultant role.

Those with fewer than three years of work experience or whose experience is outside of business (did not involve highly analytical, quantitative work) should review the associate consultant role.

Senior level experienced professional

If you have experience leading teams and working with senior clients within a consulting firm or similar business environment (e.g., internal consulting, strategic planning), consider the manager role.

  • Associate Consultant

    Level 1

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  • Senior Associate Consultant

    Level 2

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  • Consultant

    Level 3

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  • Case Team Leader

    Level 4

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  • Manager

    Level 5

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  • Principal

    Level 7

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  • Partner

    Level 6

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