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Application review at Bain

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New answer on Oct 29, 2020
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Anonymous A asked on Aug 25, 2020

Hello community! Just out of curiosity, who is reviewing the applications for the Consultant position at Bain, HRs or consultants? I heard that at Bain, it may be HRs who review the applciations first as opposed to other firms. Thank you!

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Anonymous B replied on Aug 25, 2020

Applications are reviewed by HR at all MBB

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Axel
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replied on Aug 26, 2020
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This can depend on the local recruiting process of each office. I have screened CVs personally at Bain.

-A

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Ian
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replied on Aug 26, 2020
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Generally it is indeed HR that has the first pass (and this is actually true at many of consultancies)

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replied on Aug 31, 2020
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Hi, I confirm your application will be assessed by HR. Consultants will read your CV only the day of the interview

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Antonello

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Pascal
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replied on Oct 29, 2020
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Hi Anonymous,

I am currently working at Bain.

The answer to your question is that it depends by office. Which office are you applying for?

I have personally reviewed a ton of applications and discussed candidates with HR.

Best,

Pascal

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Gaurav
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Hi there,

Definitely only HR managers and recruiters view applications on the first round.

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All the best,

GB

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Anonymous updated the answer on Aug 29, 2020

This might be different by region and by company. And are you talking about application review (checking if you have submitted all the required info) or CV review (checking whethre you qualify for an interview)?

For BCG SEA, HR only does the very rough first screening, filtering out applications that might be incomplete or totally off track. The actual CV screening is done by consultants who have recruiting as their "company/office duty".

The HR screening can be loose, I have to say, because sometimes I received CVs with pretty low quality (one extreme example is a 8 pages long document in table format, with cartoon...) that I think should not have been passed to me at all...

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Anonymous replied on Aug 26, 2020

Usually by HR, but depends on the region.

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André

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