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Simply the Best

5.0 of 5 stars

Chicago, IL | March 2015 | FORMER INTERN

Uppers

Received world-class training and got to actually do the job that would be expected of me full-time. There were all of these fun excursions, and the recruiting team really tries to unify your class.

Downers

This internship isn't a cake walk, so prepare to do work.

Comments

Understand what the "Bain culture" and see if it really fits you.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Intellectually challenging + Loads of fun

5.0 of 5 stars

New York, NY | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Plenty of social events to bond with my intern group.

Not treated as an intern on the case, given full responsibility for work stream.

Amazing amount of support from the firm and the comfort of knowing that they really want you to succeed and get an offer.

Downers

In my particular case I worked a lot over the phone with a remote team and client which was a little challenging.

Advice to Potential Interns

Even if you are not considering consulting full time, as an internship experience, this is one of best organized and thought out internship programs. You will definitely feel like you have been fully utilized and intellectually challenged. The benefits and fun events during the internship blow any other out of the water!

Sample Interview Questions

Mostly case interviews but during the 'fit' portion, typical questions include:

Why do you want to work here?

Why consulting?

What makes you good for this position?

Very general questions, it's expected to be more of a conversation.

Advice to Management

A little more PowerPoint training upfront.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Intern learns what it means to be consultant, has immense amounts of fun in the process

4.9 of 5 stars

New York, NY | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

As an intern you are treated like a full member of your team. You get exposure to all parts of the job. In addition, the people who work there are of the highest caliber.

Downers

Some cases in consulting are not as interesting as others; mine was on the less interesting side. However, the people I got to work with more than made up for any boring days.

Advice to Potential Interns

Ask the right questions. This job isn't for everybody, and you have to know what you want out of it before committing full time.

Would You Recommend

Yes

A Summer of Working Hard, Learning an Immense Amount, and Meeting Incredible People

5.0 of 5 stars

New York, NY | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

The best aspects of interning at Bain was the mentorship that was available. As interns, we were immediately welcomed into the office community and given responsbility. The full time employees wanted to get to know us and wanted to see us succeed!

Downers

I had a wonderful time this summer!

Advice to Potential Interns

Ask questions! Full time Bainies are more than happy to answer your questions, so keep asking them. It shows you are alert, know what's going on, and truly want to learn.

Sample Interview Questions

All interviews were case based, with standard case questions.

Would You Recommend

Yes

An incredible opportunity to develop your professional skill set, create long-lasting relationships and, above all, make an impact.

5.0 of 5 stars

San Francisco, CA | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Daily client interaction, strong coaching and development, amazing and talented peers/colleagues.

Downers

Sometimes the client doesn't listen to your advice.

Advice to Potential Interns

Bain has a one-of-a-kind culture that you should definitely get to know. It is not like any other organization or consulting firm. It is very people focused, and people genuinely care about your well-being and development. Imagine working with your best friends on a daily basis, trying to solve very complex and difficult problems. That's what you'll be doing. Before you consider Bain, you should also have an idea of what type of industry you want to work in. Find the offices that serve those industries. Bain tends to focus more on local clients than other consulting firms, so the location you choose is very important.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Very interesting work with an intelligent, fun team as part of an amazing firm.

4.9 of 5 stars

Chicago, IL | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

I really appreciated that I got the opportunity to plug into the team and do real work. Because of that, I feel my 10 weeks gave me a good representative experience that allowed me to understand what full-time employment would look like.

Downers

If I can complain about anything, it was that the internship wasn't longer. I wasn't able to see the end of my team's project work.

Advice to Potential Interns

If you value working with people who are passionate about things outside of work in addition to being hard-working and intelligent, Bain is the best consulting firm you can find.

Would You Recommend

Yes

I had incredibly high expectations, and Bain exceeded them in every area.

4.9 of 5 stars

Dallas, TX | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Welcoming and accepting case team culture in which no questions were off-limits. Challenging and interesting work assignments. Relaxed and enjoyable office culture on Fridays.

Downers

I had good days and bad days, but that's expected in the working world. I can't think of anything noteworthy and negative to say.

Advice to Potential Interns

Focus on the people, especially the way you'd think they'd behave in the case team room at the client site. If you feel like you could spend 12 + hours a day with them - working, talking, and joking - then it's probably a good fit. In top level consulting, the work will always be challenging, so you should be sure you'll enjoy the people. And Bain's are the best.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Bain's summer involves working on supportive teams, with fun and incredibly intelligent individuals, and focusing on client results

4.9 of 5 stars

Boston, MA | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

The exposure to the firm's culture (via it's amazingly impressive people) - Bain goes out of its way to make sure you meet people from all levels, with various backgrounds and expertise

Downers

nothing comes to mind

Advice to Potential Interns

Take advantage of the many opportunities to experience Bain's culture to validate if it is the correct fit for you

Sample Interview Questions

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Advice to Management

n/a

Would You Recommend

Yes

Unparalled consulting internship experience jam-packed with real responsibilities and unbelievabably fun intern events

5.0 of 5 stars

New York, NY | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

firm's investment in making sure the intern class is well-bonded, professional development, real responsibilities, people

Downers

traveling mon-wed was amazing experience to bond with the team, but I lost some chances to bond as much with the other interns who were not traveling, but overall nothing I really disliked about the internship!

Advice to Potential Interns

Do not hesitate to apply to Bain if you are remotely interested in consulting!!

Would You Recommend

Yes

a serious look at the consulting lifestyle, with lots of perks

5.0 of 5 stars

San Francisco, CA | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Building knowledge of the industry and the project work.

Downers

Nothing comes to mind

Advice to Potential Interns

Prepare strongly for interviews

Sample Interview Questions

Why are you interested in working at Bain?

Why are you transitioning out of your former career?

Case: Why is this fast food company losing money?

Advice to Management

None at present

Would You Recommend

Yes

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