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Boston, MA (US)
10000+ employees
Company - Private
€2 to €5 billion (EUR) per year

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We are one of the leading global consulting firms. With offices in 59 of the world’s most energetic cities, we work with leaders in all industries and geographies to understand their businesses, create solutions and deliver results that shape the world for the better ... Read more

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    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL (US)
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    I have been working at Bain & Company full-time (More than 5 years)


    Welcome to Bain. I'm going to give you a problem that neither the CEO nor his entire management team could solve. And I'm probably going to give you lots of different opinions and imperfect data sources. And then I'll ask you to focus in on where the most value is and convince all those people with different opinions that you're right. But don't worry, I'm also going to give you a Bain team. Those associates and consultants are going to be tenacious in coming up with creative approaches. Those managers and partners are going to knock down barriers for you, connect you where you need to be connected, guide, support, direct and re-direct you. The office support staff is going to fix your computer after you spilled coffee on it for the third time, find you the unfindable data source, and smile and hand you a baked good after you ask for help re-doing dozens of slides. You are empowered and accountable but you are not alone. And the best part is you can't fail. Because after all, what all those people are reinforcing is that a Bainie never lets another Bainie fail.


    Here's how you know you've made it at Bain. The reward for doing a good job is getting a bigger, tougher problem next time. Meaning, you are always solving the easiest problem you will ever solve again. This takes a lot of resilience and active managing of self-expectations to remember that you are not actually getting worse, the problems are just getting harder. So my advice is to remember that. And then take a second to realize that it would be a lot less fun if the reverse were true. And isn't that precisely why you wanted this job in the first place anyway? It sure was for me.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to find and promote the leadership that lives our operating principles.

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    I applied online. I interviewed at Bain & Company in November 2017.


    Everything as described on website - briefly discussed why bain, why me etc., before diving into the case studies. Structure is what they are looking for and numerical agility for sure.

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Company Updates

  • Beyond the Bio is back with new episodes! Hear the stories of some extraordinary Bain people, from their perspectives. You can read their business bios online, but those barely scratch the surface of who they are and the important work they’re doing. Check it out!

  • "As a veteran myself and someone who's made the transition from active duty to the private sector, I'm intimately familiar with a lot of the concerns that our veterans have." Our manager of global diversity programs, Larry, has lived experiences that inform his strategy as an advocate for LGBTQ and veteran recruitment on a daily basis. Learn more in his recent feature on Business Insider!

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Bain & Company Awards & Accolades

  • Top 100 Innovators in Diversity & Inclusion, Mogul, 2018
  • Mogul's Top 10 Company in Data and Consulting, Mogul, 2019
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