Bain AC final round 2021 decisions

Hey guys,

I go to a target (H/Y/P/S) undergrad and we had our final-round interviews for the AC role at Bain (NYC/ Boston/ SF) on Tuesday the 29th. I know MBB typically get back with news within 24h if it's good or longer if it's not-so-good but none of my friends have heard back yet.

What should we expect the decision timeline to look like? Maybe we can use this space to keep a tab on when decisions start going out...

Would really appreciate any insight on this for this year in particular (have read through previous posts)

Consulting Case Interview Course

  • 2,037 questions across 209 consulting firms. Crowdsourced from over 600,000 members.
  • 11 Detailed Exclusive Cases developed by a McKinsey Associate and 10+ hours of video.
  • Trusted by over 1,000 aspiring consultants just like you.

Comments (58)

  • Analyst 3+ in IB-M&A
Oct 1, 2020 - 7:36am

am mbb, there's no set timelines and differs per office. We do everyone in one go and everyone hears back at the same time regardless of when you interviewed. If you were in an early interview group it could take time, if you were in the last interview group it could be a very quick turnaround

Learn More

300+ video lessons across 6 modeling courses taught by elite practitioners at the top investment banks and private equity funds -- Excel Modeling -- Financial Statement Modeling -- M&A Modeling -- LBO Modeling -- DCF and Valuation Modeling -- ALL INCLUDED + 2 Huge Bonuses.

Learn more
Most Helpful
  • Analyst 2 in Consulting
Oct 2, 2020 - 11:50am

Echo above. At Bain, first round decisions are made by EoD usually, second round is whenever the partners have time to chat, which can be a LONG time in some cases, and then whenever they have time on their schedule to call you which can be even longer.  

  • Analyst 2 in Consulting
Oct 11, 2020 - 9:48pm

First hand experience, but it differs office to office so as with anything you read online take it with a grain of salt. 

  • Analyst 1 in IB - Ind
Oct 2, 2020 - 12:55pm

At another target for Bain, second rounds are Monday for us. Wouldn't be surprised if you hear same time as we get decisions.

Oct 3, 2020 - 6:20pm

I just had my ACI final round on Friday (for the Atlanta office) and two people I know got offers that night. Does that mean that I'm definitely rejected? We had the same partner interviewer (who called the others) but he was my first interviewer and their second interviewer, if that has any significance. I'm hoping that I could get called on Monday but have heard Fridays are when acceptances come out and Monday is when rejection calls happen

  • Intern in PE - LBOs
Oct 3, 2020 - 9:34pm

It does not at all mean that you were rejected. I was actually in your position just 1 week ago (lol) - I had interviewed for an East Coast office and had the same interviewers at 5 other people (at least). 2 of them heard back on one day; I heard back the following day. The Partner had planned to call me on the same day but missed the chance while picking up an UberEats order. It happens! Don't worry about it too much yet - it's not over til it's over.

Oct 5, 2020 - 8:19pm

I interviewed for SF last Friday and haven't heard and the anxiety is KILLING ME! Hard to believe it's good news at this point.... but I'm trying to hold on to the small chance that I haven't been rejected yet. 

  • Prospect in Consulting
Oct 13, 2020 - 2:47pm

Had ACI final round for NE office last week. Do you know if they compare AC interviews to ACI interviews when choosing how many people get the offer? Wondering if they're waiting to tell us the news until after all NE interviews are complete.

Oct 13, 2020 - 11:05pm

Has anyone going for AC in SF heard anything yet? Had my final interview last Friday and still nothing. Really anxious and treating it like a rejection at this point but I just want to know for sure lol

  • Intern in Consulting
Oct 19, 2020 - 7:18am

Anyone who interviewed for Northeast office on 10/12 hear back yet?

Start Discussion

Total Avg Compensation

April 2021 Consulting

  • Principal (20) $274
  • Director/MD (42) $261
  • Vice President (33) $245
  • Engagement Manager (72) $215
  • Manager (123) $165
  • 2nd Year Associate (115) $138
  • Senior Consultant (263) $128
  • 3rd+ Year Associate (89) $126
  • NA (9) $126
  • Consultant (474) $114
  • 1st Year Associate (419) $113
  • Engineer (4) $110
  • 3rd+ Year Analyst (108) $107
  • 2nd Year Analyst (238) $95
  • Associate Consultant (131) $92
  • 1st Year Analyst (821) $83
  • Intern/Summer Associate (130) $82
  • Intern/Summer Analyst (366) $67