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Do BCG & Bain in South East Asia recruit all year round for the entry level position?

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New answer on Oct 27, 2023
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Anonymous A asked on Jun 13, 2020

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Clara
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replied on Jun 14, 2020
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Hello!

Yes indeed, for both, all year.

However, keep in mind SEA is a huge and heterogeneous area where there are a lot of differences -see, for instance, SIngapore as a clear outlier-.

Worth checking with the different HRs.

Furthermore, bear in mind the recruiting slowdown due to COVID

Hope it helps!

Cheers,

Clara

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Benjamin
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replied on Oct 27, 2023
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Hi,

I was from BCG SEA - sharing a perspective on how it works.

For entry level (I would say Associate/Senior Associate), there are generally 2 paths

  1. Official Campus Recruiting (OCR)
    • This has fixed cycles and timelines aligned to the school calendar
  2. Experienced Hire
    • This is for people who have already graduated but want to try and apply for an entry level job
    • This is on a rolling basis

Hope this helps to clarify!

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Cristian
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Theoretically yes, but it's always best to reach out directly to the recruiter and validate. 

Recruitment times vary widely between regions so it's always recommended to go straight to the source for info. 

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Robert
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replied on Jun 13, 2020
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Hi Anonymous,

BCG is recruiting all year round for entry level positions in SEA, but you might want to check directly with an HR contact there and see what is current situation in the realm of the pandemic.

You can do so via email, however I would choose a phone contact to also listen between the lines and find out more about which timing might be best to apply for you (in case you don't have direct contacts in the firm - networking your way into those players is anyway the most secure and preferred method, especially in current times).

Hope this helps - if so, please be so kind and give it a thumbs-up with the green upvote button below!

Robert

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Antonello
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replied on Jun 16, 2020
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Hi, yes I confirm also in SE Asia MBB recruit all year round. There are only 4-5 intakes during the year, in order to collect 10-15 new hires and organize a structured course, but interviews are done every month

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Anonymous B on Jun 17, 2020

is 10-15 new hires for one firm or for all firms ? thanks

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Hello,

They usually do that, but you should check situation after COVID because they have slowed down recruiting activity in most of the offices.

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Luca

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Hi,

For Bain they are recruiting all year for entry-level position. Main impact to date from COVID seems to be spreading out the rounds more in terms of time between each and then pushing out start dates.

-A

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Ian
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Hi there,

Yes they do but they do also of course have low/high period (i.e. school recruiting etc.).

I recommend you reach out to HR to get a better idea :)

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Anonymous replied on Jun 13, 2020

Yes ! But I do not know when the freeze will end.

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Anonymous replied on Jun 13, 2020

Hi,

Until before Covid BCG SEA seems to recruit all year at entry level as my friends there frequently interviewing candidates. Not sure about Bain SEA.

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