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About Bain & Company

Bain & Company is one of the world's leading management consulting firms. It works with top executives to help them make better decisions, convert those decisions to actions, and deliver the sustainable success they desire. For forty years, it's been passionate about achieving better results for its clients - results that go beyond financial and are uniquely tailored, pragmatic, holistic, and enduring.

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What to expect

Bain's business is strategy consulting - helping top executives make the best decisions about their most critical business issues. Depending on what your experience is, there are a variety of different roles in which you can join.

The tasks are varied and include corporate strategy [which businesses to be in and which to exit], business unit strategy [how to help a specific business reach its full economic potential] and strategy across the organisation- including sales and marketing, operations, IT, overall organisational effectiveness and change management.

Strategy consulting often is a fast-track development path to high-level positions or a foundation for building your own business. It is both incredibly challenging and very rewarding. When you join Bain, you'll have an opportunity to work across all types of industries, with all kinds of clients. The types of organisations are varied and include large multinational corporations, leading private equity firms, midsize companies, small start-ups and nonprofit organisations.

On every case, you'll look at the business from a chief executive's perspective. You'll start by asking the right questions, and then dig deep into the numbers to unearth the right solutions.

You'll help clients decide where they want to go, and how to get there. At Bain, you'll have a profound impact on clients' businesse

Training

Bain invests in its people by providing ongoing world-class global training: In an industry that competes on enduring client relationships and personal leadership as much as brainpower and team process, Bain offers comprehensive, individualised training to ensure you have the tools you need to succeed at Bain and beyond. In fact, itss recognised as the best in the industry at formal and informal training.

"Global training is part of our DNA. There are so many valuable aspects including developing a well-rounded skillset, connecting or reconnecting with your global peers, and learning from our own people. As a result, we've always prioritized global training, regardless of the economic climate - it's that important to us."

Russ Hagey, Partner & Chief Talent Officer

Here are 3 reasons why Bain's global training is a strong commitment to your success:

  • Investment in our people
    The continual development of its people is part of its ethos and something itss committed to at every level. Training is not just an annual event. It is an ongoing process throughout your career at Bain, from Day 1 through to Partner. It assembles the very best team of trainers from around the world to focus their time on training or write training material. You won't sit in lecture halls. Instead, you will learn in small, trainer-led groups with a mix of presentations, exercises, role plays and experience-sharing. You will also have access to Bain's Virtual University with a personalised homepage containing your training calendar, your gateway to 600+ multimedia modules and tailored self-study suggestions.
    "Nothing has brought me more satisfaction at Bain than being able to train and mentor our new employees, and help them find their path to personal success at Bain."

    Trainer from London office
  • Global in every senseBain?s clients are global, its business is global, and so its training is a natural extension of this. Its global training sessions are held in various locations around the world, from San Francisco to Sao Paulo to Shanghai and beyond. Participants work in teams comprised of peers from around the world, and are led by trainers from around the world. Global Training is cited by Bain employees as the best opportunity to develop a global network of peers.
    "As a participant, there is an overwhelming pride in being included among trainees that are so diverse, accomplished, and so much fun. My global peer group from training gets along really well and we keep in touch regularly."

    Training participant from Atlanta office
  • An apprenticeship culture
    Bain fosters an apprenticeship culture where trainers are drawn from the internal ranks of its strong performers. It believes that its own people are best positioned to teach the 'next generation' by bringing the lessons to life with some personal experience. It expects a lot from its trainers but they, in turn, have some of the most rewarding experiences.
    "Who better to train us than fellow Bain employees who have been in our shoes and know first-hand what makes a powerful training experience. They understand what is most important and practical to learn. They also have a magical way of making it one of the most engaging and self-reflective experiences. Outside trainers simply don't have the same context to teach us as effectively."

    Training participant from London office

What does the future hold?

Bain consultants are empowered to lead and eager to make a difference. As a firm, its role is to provide the tools, support and flexibility to allow them to pursue their passions and determine their own professional and personal priorities.

Growth at Bain is driven by performance, not by tenure. This means there's no fixed career path or length of time that you're required to stay at a particular level. Instead, it believes in recognising and rewarding outstanding performers.

No matter your level at Bain, your casework will offer diverse opportunities:

  • Working with wide-ranging clients - from Fortune 500 companies, midsize firms, non-profits and start-ups across many fast-changing industries such as consumer goods and retail, technology and telecommunication, financial services, industrial products, private equity and many others.
  • Taking on stimulating challenges - corporate and business unit strategy, mergers and acquisitions, organisational designs
  • Engaging with fast-changing industries - consumer goods and retail, technology and telecommunication, financial services

Along the way, you'll receive the ongoing training, mentoring and feedback you need to tailor and propel your career. As a result, you will inspire, teach, learn, and push boundaries to deliver enduring results for Bain's clients and for your own portfolio.