Hiya, I have both a BCG and a Bain interview coming up. I would be happy to receive offers from either but would much prefer BCG as:
1) I would be able to enter in a more senior role,
2) There is significantly more flexibility with start dates, meaning I could finish the current projects I'm working on at work, move to London in a calm manner and also go travelling for a month before starting at BCG.
However, if I got a Bain offer and joined Bain, I will have to hand in my notice at work straight away, leave mid-projects and and start at Bain with only a few days spare and also in a lower position.
The problem is that my interviews at Bain are much sooner than those at BCG (last round Bain happens 3 weeks before first round BCG), so if I get Bain I doubt I will be able to delay them long enough to find out about BCG.
In the amazing situation that I do get Bain, what should I do? Take the job and not attend the BCG interviews, or is there another reasonable option?