Bain & Company Interview Questions

214 total interview insight submissions
Interview Experience (99%)

The Interview Experience is a score from 1 star (very negative) to 5 stars (very positive) 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. If you hover over the various sections of the donut, 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 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.

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Interview Difficulty (100%)

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.

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% Interns - FT Offers (100%)

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 & Company

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1st Year Associate
Year 2023
Job Title 1st Year Associate
Group/Division Generalist
Location New York
Experience
Positive
Difficulty
Average
1st Year Associate
Year 2023
Job Title 1st Year Associate
Group/Division Generalist
Location Boston
Experience
Positive
Difficulty
Average
Student / Prospective Monkey
Year 2023
Job Title Student / Prospective Monkey
Group/Division Management Consulting
Location Atlanta
Experience
Very Positive
Difficulty
Difficult
1st Year Analyst
Year 2023
Job Title 1st Year Analyst
Group/Division Generalist
Location Oslo
Experience
Very Positive
Difficulty
Difficult
1st Year Analyst
Year 2023
Job Title 1st Year Analyst
Group/Division Generalist
Location Chicago
Experience
Positive
Difficulty
Average
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Year 2023
Job Title N/A
Group/Division N/A
Location Berkeley
Experience
Neutral
Difficulty
Average
1st Year Analyst
Year 2023
Job Title 1st Year Analyst
Group/Division Generalist
Location seattle
Experience
Positive
Difficulty
Difficult
Summer Associate Intern
Year 2023
Job Title Summer Associate Intern
Group/Division Management Consulting
Location Atlanta
Experience
Positive
Difficulty
Easy
Intern
Year 2023
Job Title Intern
Group/Division Management Consulting
Location Los Angeles
Experience
Neutral
Difficulty
Average
Student / Prospective Monkey
Year 2022
Job Title Student / Prospective Monkey
Group/Division Generalist
Location Dallas
Experience
Positive
Difficulty
Very Difficult

Interview Questions & Answers - Bain & Company Examples

Associate Consultant Interview - Generalist

Anonymous interview candidate in Boston
Interviewed: July 2023
Outcome
No Offer
Interview Source
Applied Online
Length of Process
Less than 1 month
Application
1 on 1 Interview
Interview
Applied online and heard back a couple weeks later to set up the interview. Interview process consisted of back to back case interviews. Each interview lasted 30 minutes, with the first 25 minutes being the case and the last five minutes being a brief behavioral interview (why Bain, why consulting, etc). My first case was a standard market size, and my second case was a profitability case. The interviewers were friendly but both of them jumped into the case immediately without much time for introductions. The cases weren't super difficult, but it meant that the interviewers expected out of the box thinking and creativity, not just getting to the answer.
Interview Questions
While the case interview itself wasn't super difficult, be prepared to be asked to explain further or provide more examples when giving answers. For example, in the profitability case, any time you are brainstorming or listing various ways to cut costs or increase revenue etc, the interviewers will push you to explain the mechanisms behind your answers or to provide more examples. Be ready to think on your feet and only offer examples that you can back up with an explanation.

Associate Consultant Intern Interview - Management Consulting

Anonymous interview candidate in Atlanta
Interviewed: August 2023
Outcome
No Offer
Interview Source
College / University / On Campus Recruiting
Length of Process
Less than 1 month
Application
Phone Interview
Interview
Had 2 rounds in total, one from consultants (more junior) and one from partners & asso. partners, similar lengths.
Interview Questions
A case that stemmed from a real project which the partner participated in before, super unorthodox, required very good logic and problem solving skills.

Junior Associate Interview - Generalist

Anonymous interview candidate in Oslo
Interviewed: September 2023
Outcome
No Offer
Interview Source
Applied Online
Length of Process
Less than 1 month
Application
1 on 1 Interview
Presentation
Skills Test
Personality Test
Interview
First round: 1 interview with HR focused on personality traits, 2 rather easy interviews with junior consultants. Second Round: 3 case difficult interviews with partners
Interview Questions
The most diffficult questions were the second round case interviews based on company specific issues

Associate Consultant Interview - Generalist

Anonymous interview candidate in Chicago
Interviewed: October 2023
Outcome
No Offer
Interview Source
College / University / On Campus Recruiting
Length of Process
Less than 1 month
Application
1 on 1 Interview
Interview
Only made it to first round interview. First round interview was two, back-to-back 30 minutes cases. each was a market sizing and profitability case. no behavioral questions aside from why the office i applied to and why consulting.
Interview Questions
What metrics would you use to measure this business (brainstorming question)?

Associate Consultant Intern Interview

Anonymous interview candidate in Berkeley
Interviewed: July 2023
Outcome
No Offer
Interview Source
Applied Online
Length of Process
Less than 1 month
Application
1 on 1 Interview
Interview
First round with 2 back to back cases, pretty standard, no behaviorals. Much easier than the cases I was practicing with.
Final round was another 2 back to back cases, slightly more challenging but not by a large margin, with basic behaviorals at the end.
Interview Questions
What's a trait your currently working towards developing right now?

Consultant Interview - Generalist

Anonymous interview candidate in seattle
Interviewed: October 2023
Outcome
No Offer
Interview Source
Applied Online
Length of Process
Less than 1 month
Application
1 on 1 Interview
Interview
Two rounds, each round has two cases. all one-on-one interviews. interviewers are nice, they try to help you out on the cases. almost no behaviroals
Interview Questions
Market sizing questions are very hard

Associate Consulting Intern Interview - Management Consulting

Anonymous interview candidate in Atlanta
Interviewed: July 2023
Outcome
No Offer
Interview Source
Applied Online
Length of Process
Less than 1 month
Application
Phone Interview
1 on 1 Interview
Interview
I was interview for 1 hour by 2 consultants at the Bain Atlanta Office. I was presented with sample cases and was told to solve them.
Interview Questions
Calculated Gross Margin given the above financial statistics.
Outline some KPIs that are relevant to meet financial and market growth objectives

Associate Consultant Interview - Management Consulting

Anonymous interview candidate in Los Angeles
Interviewed: July 2023
Outcome
No Offer
Interview Source
College / University / On Campus Recruiting
Length of Process
Less than 1 month
Application
1 on 1 Interview
Interview
Two half-hour cases with post-MBA consultants -- first case was about a bread manufacturer seeking to increase revenue (profitability case), second case was about a PE firm considering an investment in a EV charging company (market sizing, which project will increase profitability)
Interview Questions
The cases were pretty straightforward IMO: some questions that may not be in practice cases. -- for EV charging case, one question asked was "What is customer's perception of company?"

Associate Consulting Intern Interview - Generalist

Anonymous interview candidate in Dallas
Interviewed: July 2022
Outcome
No Offer
Interview Source
Applied Online
Length of Process
Less than 1 month
Application
1 on 1 Interview
Interview
The people were cordial and easy to get along with. They seemed a little tired, but I could tell they were thinking about the way I was doing things. Although I messed up on the math, the feedback that dinged my performance was that I wasn't chill enough and my structure was "meh".
Interview Questions
Why consulting and not other places? Are you interviewing at other firms?

Analyst Interview - Generalist

Anonymous interview candidate in New York
Interviewed: July 2019
Outcome
Declined Offer
Interview Source
College / University / On Campus Recruiting
Length of Process
3-4 months
Application
Phone Interview
1 on 1 Interview
Skills Test
Interview
An initial phone conversation (HR). Then, a zoom interview with a 2 team members. This was a discussion of my background with an explanation of team (all behavioral). A final in - person interview that consisted of a technical exercise.
Interview Questions
Case study - involving market sizing (bottom up). Discussed changed consumer preferences across new industry.
Walk me through the 3 financial statements, and how are they connected?