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Bain & Company Associate Consultant Interview Questions

Updated 15 Dec, 2014
Updated 15 Dec, 2014
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Associate Consultant Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Application Details

I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Bain & Company.

Interview Details

First Round: 2 case interviews with Senior Consultants and Consultants
Second Round: 2 case interviews with Principals/Partners and 1 Experience interview with a principal/partner

Most important thing is to be confident and have excellent math skills. I made some math errors, but it was not a big deal because I had shown excellent math skills in my first round interviews.

Interview Questions
  • Negotiation Case - Was not expecting one of those   View Answer
Negotiation Details
No Negotiation
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Difficult Interview

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    Associate Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Bain & Company.

    Interview Details

    very difficult process. First there are 2 case interviews about 30 minutes each. then final round has 3 45 minute interviews. Definitely recommend that you practice cases as much as possible, and try to set up interviews with smaller firms first.

    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Associate Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Bain & Company in October 2012.

    Interview Details

    First Round of Interviews for a full time position. Consists of 2 30 minute business case interviews.

    There are no behavioral interview questions on the first round, they are just testing if you can do the business case or not. This might throw the candidates off a bit, because it seems like they don't care about who you actually are.

    They are very focused on the 80/20 rule. You need to seek out the 2-3 analysis' with the biggest impact and go through those VERY quickly and impressively to get to the Second round.

    The interviewers were very rude and they did not seem like they care or respect the candidates.

    Interview Questions
    • First case: A credit card company that is planning on launching a new airmiles reward card.
      Second case: A gold mining company looking in to expanding into copper mining
       
      Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Associate Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Bain & Company in October 2012.

    Interview Details

    Two rounds of interviews - first round on campus, second round at office. Extremely friendly interviewers. My first round-interviewer gave me tips for second round! Lots of math, lots of graphs, one brainsteaser during second round. Overall very positive experience.

    Interview Questions
    • A foreign investor wants to take down a highway and build real estate over it. Is she crazy?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiations for associate consultant position
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Associate Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON
    Application Details

    The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Bain & Company in May 2010.

    Interview Details

    They called ahead to run mock cases. Very pleasant to deal with. The interview itself consisted of two case studies only. No personal questions. Very numerical.

    Interview Questions
    • The case questions. There were no questions based on my background.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Associate Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Bain & Company.

    Interview Details

    Day 1 on campus, 2 case/behavioral interviews. Required to fill out office location but when put 50/50 for two cities was told to pick one. Turns out they only have you interview for your highest priority city.

    Day 2 (next day when advanced to final rounds) in hotel near campus, 3 case/behavioral interviews.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
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    Associate Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Brussels (Belgium)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Brussels (Belgium)
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Bain & Company in December 2014.

    Interview Details

    After a recruitment event I attended, I applied for the associate consultant position and was invited to the first interview. It was separated in two different interviews, each lasting 1h. Including 15-20 minutes of CV talk and then 40 minutes of Case interview. The consultant really tries to help you but you need to begin with a good structure and good hypothesis in order to be leading in the good direction.

    Interview Questions
    • Take a look at the bigger picture, it has always been my problem so it might be easier for other candidates to achieve this.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Associate Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Bain & Company.

    Interview Details

    submitted online application - then invited to interview - two interviews on one day- market sizing and business case by two different people- one associate consultant and one consultant

    Interview Questions
    • profit/loss based and straight forward market sizing question   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Associate Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Munich (Germany)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Munich (Germany)
    Interview Details

    3 interviews.
    - 1 english case interview
    - 1 german case interview
    - 1 german case-competency interview

    most cases are focused on estimating revenue and cost and making a decision based on that. sticking with a structure and displaying business sense are most important.
    competency bit is very basic, and bain does not put a larger emphasis on that.

    Interview Questions
    • how would you estimate revenues and costs for this business?
      motivation for bain compared to bcg/mckinsey
       
      Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Associate Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Bain & Company.

    Interview Details

    On campus recruiting. First round and then final round interview. Both rounds were quite similar except first round had more market sizing. Second round one case had a chart.

    Interview Questions
    • Difficult private equity case without much information to work with.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

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