What Bain looks for
Sharp problem-solving skills. A results-oriented track record. Strong leadership experience. A passion for consulting—and for life. These are the qualities Bain looks for in an ideal candidate.
Do you have what it takes to succeed as part of the Bain team?
- Problem-solving: Consulting is all about helping clients overcome their most vexing business challenges. Given that our consultants never solve the same problem twice, we look for candidates who have the ability to frame complex problems, apply creative analytics and formulate a pragmatic solution. Team experience and strong academic achievement is also important.
- Results: Bain has a proud legacy of generating results that have a positive, measurable impact on the client's bottom line. No matter what your background, we want to see that you have made a quantifiable difference in an organization's success.
- Leadership: Do you have proven leadership experience? Whether through work, school or extracurricular activities? No matter what level you are at, we seek out applicants with strong leadership qualities.
- Passion: We look for candidates who are enthusiastic about solving client problems and delivering meaningful results. Who focus on succeeding as individuals and as part of a team. And who are driven by making a difference outside of the office. Passionate people bring an energy to client engagements and Bain to help both achieve extraordinary outcomes.
If you possess these qualities, consider a career at Bain and come make a difference.
Where we find the best candidates
We are always looking for talented, experienced professionals—from those who are still in school to those with successful business or consulting experience. We have many different entry points, depending on your level of experience.
We recruit from the top graduate schools around the globe for our new class of Consultants each year. These professionals include MBAs and/or graduates with single or joint advanced degrees (JD, MD, PhD). In addition, we recruit first-year MBAs from top graduate schools for our Summer Associate (SA) Program.
Bain searches for candidates to fill our Associate Consultant positions at top-tier colleges and universities around the globe. Associate Consultants generally have undergraduate, masters or advanced degrees.
In addition, each summer, we typically hire Associate Consultant Interns (ACIs) from the pool of college students who are between their third and fourth year of school, as well as Masters Degree candidates who are considering a career in management consulting after graduation.