What Bain looks for

Do you have what it takes to succeed as part of the Bain team?

  • Problem solving: Consulting is all about helping clients to overcome their most vexing business challenges. We look for candidates with the ability to frame complex problems, apply creative analytics and formulate a pragmatic solution. Team experience and academic achievement may also indicate strong problem-solving skills.
  • Results: Bain has a proud legacy of generating results that have a positive, measurable impact on the client's bottom line. No matter what your background, we want to see that you made a quantifiable difference in an organization's success.
  • Leadership: Do you have proven leadership experience? Whether through work, school or extracurricular activities, leadership frames your application in a favorable light.
  • Passion: We look for candidates who show an enthusiasm for solving client problems and delivering meaningful results. Who focus on succeeding as individuals and as part of a team. And who show a zest for making a difference outside of the office. Passionate people bring an energy to client engagements and Bain and help both groups achieve extraordinary outcomes.

If you possess these qualities, consider a career at Bain and come make a difference.

Where we look
Bain conducts searches for associate consultants at top-tier colleges and universities around the globe. Each summer, we also hire associate consultant interns from the pool of college students who have typically just completed their third year.

Recruits from top graduate schools make up the new class of consultants each year. These professionals include MBAs and other graduates with advanced degrees (JD, MD, PhD). In addition, we consider first-year MBAs from top business schools for our summer associate program.

Finally, we are always looking for talented experienced professionals, especially those with successful business or consulting experience. Experienced hires join at different levels depending on their experience.