Outside the office
Professional relationships are strengthened during client engagements, but also during informal gatherings outside the office. That's why members of the Bain community take the initiative to create a variety of optional social activities for Bain employees.
These activities are by no means mandatory. But if you'd like to spend time with your colleagues doing something other than case work, you'll have plenty of opportunities at Bain.
Bainies share many interests across many different areas. At offices around the world, you'll find everything from book clubs to theater groups to wine tasting and restaurant clubs. All of these serve as a nice way for employees to meet or become friendlier with their office mates.
Poker clubs are a popular activity at many Bain offices. Another favorite: informal Friday get-togethers after work, where people meet up in the office or at a nearby pub to celebrate the end of the week.
What's your sport? From basketball and volleyball to soccer and bowling, Bain offices assemble teams to compete in various local sports leagues. Weekend ski or golf excursions are also regular activities at many Bain offices.
Without question, the highlight of the Bain global calendar is the Bain World Cup. Each year, a different office hosts this company-wide soccer tournament. More than 1200+ employees and 72 teams from around the world attend. Competitors from Europe, Asia, North America, and South America create jerseys, practice, and prepare, all in the hope of "taking the cup."
While the primary focus is the tournament itself, Bain World Cup is also about reconnecting with friends and colleagues from the many global training sessions at Bain. It's a great opportunity to continue building your solid Bain network—and to have a little fun too!
Below is a list of previous Bain World Cup locations and winners:
|Year||Tournament location||Winning office|
|2012||Chicago||Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro & São Paulo|
|2010||Munich||Atlanta & San Francisco|
|2006||Brussels||Boston & New York|
|2001||Brighton||Boston & New York|