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Associate Consultant

Description & Requirements


Imagine a role that tests and develops your academic and personal capabilities every day of the week, presents you with the most interesting challenges and provides you the warmest, brightest and most supportive peer group to face them with. You’ll make an impact from day one and be set on a global career path that will maximize your future career potential.

We have a long tradition of solving the most challenging problems with notable industry leaders and our Associate Consultants form the backbone of this success. If you’re an ambitious student who enjoys working with the brightest, most curious minds then we’d love you to join our team.


As a Bain Associate Consultant, your analytical, inter-personal, creative thinking, business management and leadership skills will be called upon from day one. You will begin as a generalist and be in the thick of the action as you work side-by-side with some of the best in the business. Every day is different but a sample of the things you can expect to accomplish are:

  • Provide clients with powerful facts and analyses that outline solutions and drive change
  • Work on case teams in roles that vary according to the team’s objective
  • Be responsible for identifying information sources, gathering, and interpreting data, and presenting your findings to case team members
  • Interviewing the client’s customers, competitors, suppliers, and employees; this work becomes the basis of the case team’s strategic recommendation

The learning curve is steep, but from over 50 years of experience, we know that you will be able to handle it. And the rewards – global travel, influential connections, world-class training, personal satisfaction, unparalleled career development and, yes, financial – are second to none.


The following are typical requirements for the Associate Consultant position. Please check our office information for exact deadlines, any office-specific requirements and office information.

  • University degree from a renowned educational institution 
  • A solid team player who’s also an independent thinker 
  • A robust analytical skill set, endless curiosity and a penchant to think the impossible
  • Must be deadline driven, organized and able to multi-task
  • Strong verbal, written and presentation skills are important
  • Fluency in English
  • Any additional language and visa requirements for the office you wish to join


For all locations, the good-faith, reasonable annualized full-time compensation for this role is commensurate with competitive geographic market rates. Additionally, in some locations compensation may vary based on several factors including, but not limited to relevant experience, education, licensure/certifications, training and skill level.

Compensation for this role in the United States includes base salary, annual discretionary performance bonus, 401(k) plan with an annual employer contribution based on years of service and Bain’s best in class benefits package (details listed below).  The annualized base compensation for this role is as follows:

First Year AC:  $112,000

  • This role may also be eligible for other elements of discretionary compensation
  • 4.5% 401(k) company contribution, which increases after 3 years of service and is 100% vested upon start date
  • Bain & Company's comprehensive benefits and wellness program is designed to help employees achieve personal independence, protection and stability in the areas most important to you and your family.
  • Bain pays 100% individual employee premiums for medical, dental and vision programs, offering one of the most comprehensive medical plans for employees without impacting your paycheck
  • Generous paid time off, including parental leave, sick leave and paid holidays
  • Fully vested 401(k) company contribution
  • Paid Life and Long-Term Disability insurance
  • Annual fitness reimbursements


We are proud to be consistently recognized as one of the world's best places to work, a champion of diversity and a model of social responsibility. We are currently ranked the #1 consulting firm on Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work list, and we have maintained a spot in the top four on Glassdoor's list for the last 13 years. We believe that diversity, inclusion and collaboration is key to building extraordinary teams. We hire people with exceptional talents, abilities and potential, then create an environment where you can become the best version of yourself and thrive both professionally and personally. We are publicly recognized by external parties such as Fortune, Vault, Mogul, Working Mother, Glassdoor and the Human Rights Campaign for being a great place to work for diversity and inclusion, women, LGBTQ and parents.