1) People: Incredibly fun, intelligent, and engaging. Many friends and mentors formed this summer. 2) The work: Intellectually stimulating, apprenticeship model leads to a lot of learning, dynamic. 3) The opportunities: The sky is the limit.
Some of the hours were a bit long, but that was 100% worth it.
Advice to Potential Interns
If you want to work somewhere where you will be intellectually challenged, have an abundance of opportunity with almost any path in life, and have a community of friends and mentors, then Bain is the place for you. If you don't want to work extremely hard, already have access to THE opportunity that you want to engage in later in life (that is not consulting), or are looking to be somewhere for a short period of time and not invest in the community (though any time spent will be an awesome time), Bain might not be the best place for you (though still a very good place).
Advice to Management
Keep up the amazing work. I think it is crucially important that Bain keeps being thoughtful about everything. Couldn't really ask for more; keep up the high bar for everything!
Sample Interview Questions
Market Sizing Questions
How would you think about X business situation?
Does [previous statement made] make sense?