Hello, I'm Chio. One of the key reasons I joined Bain was to have an international career—and it sure has delivered! I started straight out of undergrad in our Dallas office, but was staffed in Latin America for my first two years. A subsequent six-month transfer to Australia exposed me to what would later become home. A few years later, the Australian office sponsored me to get an MBA at INSEAD, which saw me spend a year in France, Singapore and Tanzania (the latter for summer work).
A couple of years after returning to Australia, my husband and I were looking for our next life adventure, and we moved to Johannesburg. We had a fantastic two years there, developing the different set of skills required to be effective in developing markets and seeing a lot of what the continent had to offer. All these years have also been peppered with multiple global trainings and Bain World Cups in several exciting cities, where I have significantly built my global network. The adventure and the learning never stop!
Bain Australia is a great place to work. The culture is a fun, collegiate one, and there is a bit of healthy competition between the offices. I have had a great experience working part time, and it is in no small way due to the partners' strong support of different models.
"I think the best advice as you go through the recruiting process is to get to know as many people as possible."
If you're considering Bain, get a flavor of what day-to-day life is like and how Bain (and other options you're exploring) fit with your values and the things you care about. There are a lot of places with smart people and attractive careers. What will make the biggest difference, I believe, is whether the culture of the place resonates with you and you can see yourself spending a significant amount of time with the people who work there.