Bain Capital Interview Questions

39 total interview insight submissions
Interview Experience (98%)

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The percentile score in the title is calculated across the entire Company Database and uses an adjusted score based on Bayesian Estimates (to account for companies that have few interview insights). Simply put, as a company gets more reviews, the confidence of a "true score" increases so it is pulled closer to its simple average and away from the average of the entire dataset.

3.9
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  • Very Positive
Interview Difficulty (98%)

The Interview Difficulty is a score ranging from very difficult (red) to very easy (green) generated based on the Interview Insights at this company.

The number you see in the middle of the doughnut pie chart is the simple average of these scores. The higher the number, the more difficult the interviews on average. If you hover over the various sections of the doughnut, you will see the % breakdown of each score given.

The percentile score in the title is calculated across the entire Company Database and uses an adjusted score based on Bayesian Estimates (to account for companies that have few interview insights). Simply put, as a company gets more insights, the confidence of a "true score" increases so it is pulled closer to its simple average and away from the average of the entire data set.

3.3
  • Very Easy
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% Interns - FT Offers (88%)

The % of Interns Getting a Full Time Offer chart is meant to provide a realistic estimate of the hiring practices of the company based on the reviews at this company.

The number you see in the middle of the doughnut pie chart is the simple average of these scores. If you hover over the various sections of the doughnut, you will see the % breakdown of each score given.

The percentile score in the title is calculated across the entire Company Database and uses an adjusted score based on Bayesian Estimates (to account for companies that have few reviews). Simply put, as a company gets more reviews, the confidence of a "true score" increases so it is pulled closer to the simple company average and away from the average of the entire data set.

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Interviews at Bain Capital

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Intern
Year 2024
Job Title Intern
Group/Division Generalist
Location Boston
Experience Positive
Difficulty Average
1st Year Associate
Year 2023
Job Title 1st Year Associate
Group/Division Private Equity
Location Boston
Experience Very Positive
Difficulty Difficult
Student / Prospective Monkey
Year 2023
Job Title Student / Prospective Monkey
Group/Division Special Situations Group
Location Boston
Experience Neutral
Difficulty Very Easy
1st Year Associate
Year 2023
Job Title 1st Year Associate
Group/Division Generalist
Location London
Experience Positive
Difficulty Easy
1st Year Analyst
Year 2023
Job Title 1st Year Analyst
Group/Division Private Equity
Location Boston
Experience Neutral
Difficulty Average
1st Year Associate
Year 2021
Job Title 1st Year Associate
Group/Division Generalist
Location London
Experience Positive
Difficulty Difficult
1st Year Analyst
Year 2020
Job Title 1st Year Analyst
Group/Division Real Estate
Location London
Experience Neutral
Difficulty Difficult
Intern
Year 2021
Job Title Intern
Group/Division N/A
Location Bosotn
Experience Positive
Difficulty Average
Intern
Year 2022
Job Title Intern
Group/Division Mergers and Acquisitions
Location Boston
Experience Positive
Difficulty Average
1st Year Analyst
Year 2022
Job Title 1st Year Analyst
Group/Division Investment Banking
Location new york
Experience Very Positive
Difficulty Average

Interview Questions & Answers - Bain Capital Examples

Private Credit Summer Analyst Interview - Generalist

Anonymous interview candidate in Boston
Interviewed: February 2024
Outcome
No Offer
Interview Source
Applied Online
Length of Process
1-2 months
Application
1 on 1 Interview
Interview
Around 3 weeks after I applied I had a 20 minute phone screen with HR followed by a 30-45 minute case interview with an associate.
Interview Questions
I was asked to calculate the price of a ticket for an airline based on a few figures about the airline and could then ask the associate for more information which he could choose to provide or not. I was also asked why airlines historically provided poor returns but have seen an upturn in the past decade.

Associate Interview - Private Equity

Anonymous interview candidate in Boston
Interviewed: February 2023
Outcome
Declined Offer
Interview Source
In-person
Length of Process
1-2 months
Application
Phone Interview
1 on 1 Interview
Presentation
Interview
Process through business school recruiting website as well as networking. Process included a take-home case consisting of 5-10 hours of work and submission, with high scores selected to speak 1:1 with MDs, then Partners. Interviews were more behavioral than technical.
Interview Questions
Tell me about a time you failed. Tell me about a time you were wrong. What would a successful 5 years look like for you? What would a failure of 5 years look like for you?

Summer Analyst Interview - Special Situations Group

Anonymous interview candidate in Boston
Interviewed: March 2023
Outcome
No Offer
Interview Source
Employee Referral
Length of Process
Less than 1 month
Application
Phone Interview
Interview
After submitting a cover letter and CV, I got the first round interview with the HR lady from Boston. The interview was entirely behavioural about my background etc. Very simple questions like walk me through CV, tell me about your summer plans for this summer etc. Was quite conversational. I would say that I was under prepared because she said we have 10 mins left at the end for questions from you and 10 minutes is a lot of time to answer questions. Overall good experience but I was definitley underprepared.
Interview Questions
No really difficult questions. The thing that suprised me was leaving 10 mins at the end for questions from me. Interviewer also wasnt giving long answers so needed a lot of questions.

Associate Interview - Generalist

Anonymous interview candidate in London
Interviewed: January 2023
Outcome
No Offer
Interview Source
Recruiter
Length of Process
3-4 months
Application
1 on 1 Interview
Interview
~9 different 1:1 interviews across each level of the firm. Each set of interviews was based on a case study with the exception of the 1:1 with HR. The entire period took about 3-4 months and ended with the head of funds. Note that there was no modeling test at any point
Interview Questions
There were no major unexpected questions - every question was fairly straightforward about the case studies. The financial concepts were never particularly tricky or nuanced.

Summer Analyst Interview - Private Equity

Anonymous interview candidate in Boston
Interviewed: January 2023
Outcome
No Offer
Interview Source
Applied Online
Length of Process
Less than 1 month
Application
Phone Interview
Interview
Two first round interviews back to back consulting style cases, not requiring super structured framework, more interviewer led
Interview Questions
What would growth factors look like for the industry

Associate Interview - Generalist

Anonymous interview candidate in London
Interviewed: November 2021
Outcome
No Offer
Interview Source
Recruiter
Length of Process
1-2 months
Application
1 on 1 Interview
IQ / Intelligence Test
Interview
Three rounds:
R1 is 2x 1h 1on1 interviews + 1x 3h assignment based case (2h prep, 1h 1on1 interview);
R2 is 3x 1hr 1on1 live case interviews, 1x 1hr personal impact 1on1, 1x 1hr personal impact 1on1 with HR;
R3 is 1x 1hr 1on1 with MD Head behavioral interview, 1x 1hr with Chief of Staff 1on1 behavioral interview
Interview Questions
R1 questions were 1x commercial case, questions around industry dynamics and P&L in a chosen industry; 1x financial case was paper LBO

Investment Analyst Interview - Real Estate

Anonymous employee in London
Interviewed: December 2020
Outcome
Accepted Offer
Interview Source
Applied Online
Length of Process
2-3 months
Application
Phone Interview
1 on 1 Interview
Group Interview
Presentation
Skills Test
Drug Test
Background Check
Interview
Got a phone call from HR to kick off the interview process. Had a 2nd round with 2 VPs for both technical and walk-through of CV, difficult questions but they seem pretty chill. Then got a 3 hour model plus presentation test so that you have to finish a LBO model for a potential asset acquisition somewhere in EU and produce a couple slides for presentation for 2 hours. Then you have 1 hour to walk through the model and deck in front of a group 5-6 team members. Once you passed this round, just 3 more 1-o-1 interviews with the top 3 senior guys in the group for a vibe check, no technical asked. Offer received after 1 week
Interview Questions
How to value a distressed portfolio?

Analyst Interview

Anonymous interview candidate in Bosotn
Interviewed: January 2021
Outcome
Declined Offer
Interview Source
Applied Online
Length of Process
Less than 1 month
Application
Phone Interview
1 on 1 Interview
Interview
Phone interviews and followed by case study and technical questions at the end. Really liked the culture, nice interviewers.
Interview Questions
What company would you invest in given two with very similar profiles

Analyst Interview - Mergers and Acquisitions

Anonymous interview candidate in Boston
Interviewed: September 2022
Outcome
No Offer
Interview Source
Applied Online
Length of Process
Less than 1 month
Application
Phone Interview
Interview
2 case interviews, both very informal and friendly interviewers. waited a while to hear back from recruiter
Interview Questions
Do you think we should invest in this company in this sector why or why not

Associate Interview - Investment Banking

Anonymous interview candidate in new york
Interviewed: March 2022
Outcome
No Offer
Interview Source
Applied Online
Length of Process
Less than 1 month
Application
1 on 1 Interview
Interview
Consulting style / case interview. There was no "tell me about yourself," purely diving into case studies about investments the PE team has made. Overall was a very positive experience, and the interviewers tried to get a good sense for how you are thinking. 2 back-to-back case studies.
Interview Questions
Evaluate graphs and determine trends and differences between two potential business models for healthcare service providers
$25bn+
Est Annual Revenue
$50bn-$75bn
AUM
Industry

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