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Industry hire at Bain

Bain Bain & Company
Recent activity on Feb 04, 2019
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Anonymous A asked on Feb 02, 2019

Does anyone know how an industry hire at Bain works? Once they get hired, do they work as a specialist in the industry of their expertise or do they work as a generalist as other consultants while working on the relevant industry as a side project? Can someone shed some light on this? I am specifically talking about the US Offices.

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Anonymous replied on Feb 02, 2019

Bain consultants tend not to specialise until later in their career paths (i.e. Engagement Manager and beyond).

As an industry hire, you could expect to follow the same generalist trajectory, although may find yourself more frequently selected for projects relating to your industry (and other previous) experiences.

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Anonymous replied on Feb 04, 2019


The industry hiring process at Bain totally depends on what tenure you're applying for. Assuming you're applying to the Associate Consultant or Consultant position, you will definitely still come in as a generalist. You may get the opportunityt to leverage your past expertise, but it certainly isn't a prerequisite nor an expectation. Happy to chat more if you'd like. Best of luck with the process.



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replied on Feb 02, 2019
McKinsey / Accenture Alum / Got all BIG3 offers / Harvard Business School


It should be in the role description.

If you are interviewing as a generalist - you can face any kind of a project. Of course, the company might want to leverage your prior experience in some projects, but it's not guaranteed.


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