Associate Consultant, Toronto
Bain fosters rapid learning and personal growth.
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Bain provides a unique opportunity to work on challenging, interesting cases and help solve problems that keep CEOs awake at night. Bain fosters rapid learning and personal growth. Most importantly, I get to work with world class individuals who never cease to impress me at work, and who always ensure you have a great time along the way.
I love to try different things. Bain is a fast-paced environment where everyone gets involved. Whether it's playing soccer or ultimate, volunteering with non-profits, organizing a ski trip, or just grabbing a drink after work, there are always people willing to tag along. This constant stream of activities ensures there's always something different for me to try.
My favorite case
My favourite case was working with a consumer packaged goods company to redesign their route to market. They were considering a drastic change to their business and turned to Bain to tell them whether it was a good idea and if so, how to approach it. I had the opportunity to work very closely with another AC as we tackled a massive modeling exercise. As the case progressed, we were repeatedly challenged with increased responsibilities and ended up providing the key numbers supporting the client's eventual decisions. Along the way I got fantastic advice and encouragement from the CTL, manager and partner on the case. And of course had lot of fun.
My personal results story
Coming from an engineering background I was nervous about how prepared I would be for Bain. But after a month of Associate Consultant Training (ACT) and pre-ACT, I was ready to tackle my first case. A year into the job, not only was I confident in my ability to contribute, but I was amazed by how much I had learned over the past 12 months.
A final thought
There is no question that Bain provides tough challenges, exciting opportunities and a chance to work with great people. If you're trying to decide between firms, pick the one where you connect best with the people - at the end of the day, they're the ones who are going to make or break your experience.