Frequently asked questions

Contact Ghinwa Jaafar with questions regarding associate consultant recruiting and Elizabeth Williamson with questions regarding recruiting for other consulting roles.

Those interested in non-consulting positions, should visit our consulting support services page on our career website.

  1. When is my application due?
    We recruit for all positions all year round; however, if you are currently pursuing a degree, you should follow your school’s application timeline.

    Please visit your university’s page on our career website or check with your school’s career services office for application deadlines.
  2. How long do I have to wait for a decision after submitting my application or after my interviews?
    Our goal is to contact you within six weeks of receiving your application, whatever the outcome. If we feel that you may be a good fit for our company, we will contact you to schedule an interview.

    We make every attempt to contact the candidates who interviewed with Bain within one week after their interviews. However, at times, the process may take longer, as we want to make sure we can hold a full debriefing before making a decision. We appreciate your patience.
  3. Can I reapply to Bain if my first attempt is not successful?
    MBA candidates who were not selected as summer associates are encouraged to reapply for a full-time position in their second year.

    All other candidates who are interested in consulting roles, but were unsuccessful in their first round of interviews must wait at least 18 months to gain additional experience before reapplying to Bain. Those who were unsuccessful in later rounds of interviews may reapply after 12 months. Those who applied and did not receive an interview may also reapply after 12 months.

    Please highlight the relevant experience you have gained since your original application in your cover letter or CV.
  4. Do you accept applications from recruitment consultancies?
    In certain circumstances, we accept applications from agencies; however, we have a preferred supplier list (PSL). To be considered for inclusion on our PSL, please send a brief introduction of your company and your terms of business to Elizabeth Williamson. If your company is selected, we will be in touch when our PSL is up for review.