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Does Bain have a global recruiting process?

Anonymous A asked on Nov 06, 2018


I got recruited on campus last year in November at the Spanish office. I literally sucked at cases but I had a great connection with one of the interviewer (who exited from Bain a few months ago to pursue a Director position somewhere else)

a) can I reapply now (after one year) to Bain but this time to my home office -Italy? (for the record: I enriched my Cv and I will graduate soon)

b) is the feedback global, who can see it? Every HR?

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Hi there,

Yes, reapplying should be OK. Might be worth reaching out to the HR in Italy though to be sure and let them know.

and Yes, the previous feedback is global, but it definitely will not be accessed by your interviewers or anything. Only case it would really matter is if you did something really bad in your previous interview (e.g. a super unprofessional comment) which might get you blacklisted from Bain altogether (not suggesting this is the case!)

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On paper, the recruiting process is global and when you apply online you can choose a few offices to apply to.

However, I would strongly advise to keep networking and try to talk to people from your home office (maybe ask your contact from Madrid to find a few junior consultants for you) in order to:

  • "Do your homework": know more about Bain and specifically Bain Italy
    • Atmosphere
    • People
    • Projects/Industries
    • ..
  • Grow your Bain network: it can definitely be leveraged in the future, no matter if you will join Bain or not
  • Increase you chances to get in: if you connect well with people from the Italian office, there is a chance they will recommend you

I have personnaly been working in a cross-office case where half of the team was from Bain Italy, happy to chat about it!
Also note that Bain Italy was for a while independant from Bain and has only recently joined Bain.


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1) The ban may be 1 or 2 years, depending on your performance. If you don't know it - you just have to take a shot and apply now

2) Yes, it's global, but no one will be reviewing your detailed feedback, just your new resume and the ban status in the system


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