Partner, New Delhi
I see more similarities than differences between Bain offices worldwide. The culture, work habits and Bain philosophy remain the same across the offices.
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I met Bainees multiple times during campus interactions and felt comfortable with them. In fact, the two partners who truly influenced me to join Bain 16 years ago are my mentors to this day! Bain also offered me an opportunity to come to India at some point, which was very tempting, and here I am!
I travel a lot, mainly weekend trips to nearby hill stations and to Rajasthan. I read (non-business, always) any time I get a free moment - and always have at least 2 books in my briefcase, plus magazines and papers on interesting topics.
My personal results story
The global partner meeting in Shanghai in 2005, when John Donahoe - then-Worldwide MD of Bain - asked me to present about India, which I happily did. Only later it struck me that I had committed to opening the India office without realizing I was doing so!
My perspective on diversity at Bain
I see more similarities than differences between Bain offices worldwide. The culture,
work habits and Bain philosophy remain the same across the offices.
Bain India is unique in terms of its client mix - we have a large number of clients that
are family-oriented businesses. The issues we work on for our clients are typically "the" central issues for the company, as we working with the family in almost all cases. The work we do always sees the light of day, which is very rewarding to any consultant.
A final thought
Bring out three aspects of your personality during your interviews and in your resume:
a) Achievements, both academic and extra-curricular - they signify your
hunger, drive and curiosity.
b) Range of interests - we are looking for candidates with a breadth of
interests and hobbies.
c) Evidence of leadership - influencing people, shaping agendas, leading change.