Bain Brussels 1st round Interview

Anonymous A asked on Jun 05, 2019 - 3 answers

Hey guys,

Has anyone here attended the Bain Brussels 1st round interview?

Need to know about the case types and fit questions they ask.

Also, how did you show your motivation for Brussels office?

Thank you!

3 answers

  • Upvotes
  • Date ascending
  • Date descending
Best Answer
Anonymous replied on Jun 06, 2019

Hi there,

One of my previous coachees did attend. The structure of the interview was very typical. 2 interviews, 45 min case, 15 min fit.

I would suggest you do your research very well in advance. It would be good to know what projects they are doing, how is the office culture, and who are the partners, etc... You may want to have a couple of networking calls with consultants from the office if you did not do it already.

Mentioning that information you learned and consultants you interacted is one good way of showing your genuine interest.

Cheers
Serhat

Francesco replied on Jun 14, 2019
#1 Expert for Coaching Sessions (2.400+) | 1.100+ Reviews with 100% Recommendation Rate | Ex BCG | 6 Years Coaching Experience
Book a coaching with Francesco

100% Recommendation Rate

2,416 Meetings

2,581 Q&A Upvotes

USD 319 / Coaching

Hi Anonymous,

I helped several people for Bain Bruxelles, cases tend to be concentrated on profitability, specifically on decline in revenues.

Fit questions are standard; the most common ones include:

  • Tell me about yourself
  • Why consulting
  • Why Bain
  • Give me an example when you led a team
  • Tell me about a time when you had to convince someone not agreeing with you
  • What has been your major achievement so far
  • Why should we hire you

In terms of motivation, as mentioned by Serhat and Axel would be great to connect with current consultants and ask about their personal experience.

Hope this helps,
Francesco

Axel
Expert
replied on Jun 05, 2019
Bain Consultant | Interviewer for 3 years at Bain |Passionate about coaching |I will make you a case interview Rockstar
Book a coaching with Axel

1 Meetings

18 Q&A Upvotes

USD 149 / Coaching

Having been a Bain interviewer myself, in general, the fit questions are quite general such as why consulting, why bain. If you are not from Belgium or have studied elsewhere they will likely be interested in understanding why you are applying for the Brussels office in particular.

Hopefully that helps!

Related BootCamp article(s)

Interviewer-Led vs Candidate-Led cases

Case Interviews can be led by the candidate or by the interviewer: In Candidate-led cases the main challenge is the structure. In Interviewer-led cases the main challenge is to adapt quickly

Related case(s)

Bain case: Asian lubricants producer

Solved 94.9k times
4.7 5 27145
| Rating: (4.7 / 5.0)

LubricantsCo, a very successful Asian premium producer of lubricants in their native region, would like to further increase their revenue and profit. The product range ranges from lubricants in the automotive sector (e.g. motor and gear oil) to industrial applications (e.g. fats, heavy-duty oils). ... Open whole case

Bain Case: Old Winery

Solved 33.7k times
4.4 5 897
| Rating: (4.4 / 5.0)

You have inherited the “Old Winery” from your grandfather, a winery which has been family owned for five generations and can be dated back to the 16th century. Half of the eleven hectares are used to grow white grapes, the other half to grow red grapes. They are grown in the conventional way, i.e. ... Open whole case

Bain Questions

Solved 20.9k times
4.6 5 262
| Rating: (4.6 / 5.0) |
Difficulty: Intermediate | Style: Fit interview | Topics: Personal fit

Tell me about a difficult situation you had to cope with. Tell me of a task which you didn’t like doing and explain why you performed it nevertheless. Why do you do things? What do you like doing most / What is your favorite hobby? Walk me through a situation where you showed leadership skills. Open whole case