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
  • Between three and six years of industry experience or one to two years post-MBA — Consultant
  • More than six years of experience — Manager

Your position level will be assessed and adjusted, if needed, during the interview process.

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

Those interested in non-consulting positions should visit our consulting support services page.

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AC interviews

Bain’s interview process involves a series 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 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 three rounds of interviews; each round will have up to three 30-45 minute interviews.

First round
You will meet with two senior ACs or consultants if you are invited to interview with Bain.

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.

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.

Second round
Those successfully passing the first round will participate in a second round of interviews. You will meet with Bain case team leaders, managers, principals or partners during this final round, which will consist of three 35-40 minute case interviews.

Consultant interviews

Bain’s interview process involves a series 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.

Candidates will participate in two rounds of interviews; each round will have two or three 40-45 minute interviews.

First round
You will meet with two Bain managers or partners on your school’s campus if you are invited to interview with Bain.

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.

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.

Second round
Those successfully passing the first round will participate in a second round of interviews in the San Francisco or Silicon Valley office. You will meet with Bain principals or partners for the final round, which will consist of one case interview, one written case interview and one experience interview.

The goal of the written case is to provide you with an opportunity to better demonstrate your skills in a more real-life situation. It will also give you a better understanding of the day-to-day role of a Bain consultant by simulating our work process. Bain will provide you with 20 to 30 slides that describe a client situation and ask key questions pertaining to that client. You will have 60 minutes to review the slides and prepare a short synopsis of your insights and recommendations before the interview begins.

In the experience interview, your interviewer will ask traditional resume and behavioral questions, and perhaps questions about a mini-case based on your experiences, to better understand you and your interest in Bain.

Manager interviews
Bain’s interview process 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. The interview process for managers will vary on a case by case basis, but the process but will involve multiple rounds of interviews with Bain Partners.