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    I worked at Bain Capital full-time

    Pros

    You will be able to work with lots of smart professionals. Good personal growth. Good benefits. Lots of opportunities. It's easy to locate another good position with reasonable salary when you leave this company.

    Cons

    Work/life balance sometimes is an issue. Pressure from work. Promotions from within a little bit slow.

Bain Capital Interviews

Updated 17 Aug 2014
Updated 17 Aug 2014

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    Anonymous Employee  in  London, England
    Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took a day - interviewed at Bain Capital in April 2011.

    Interview Details

    Initial contact made via headhunter, followed by discussion and agreement for application. On the day there were two interviews with VPs, half case study based half personal experience. Focus of the case studies was business problems at current portfolio companies, how to structure and execute business transformation. The interviewrs appeard to use a 4 point scoring mechanism, but not very transparent on how it was applied.

    Overall, a very professional experience, the interviewers are both ex strategy consultants and apply a similar selection process as for entry positions into consulting. Very good and insightful discussion based on the case, more advanced to what an entry into a top tier consulting firm would require.

    The company headquarters are high class, but it seemed not very busy.

    The feedback mechanism was via the headhunter and also direct feedback and advice was given. If successful a second round with directors during a full day meeting would follow.

    Advice would be to review case studies ahead of time, I was a bit out of practice sitting on the other side of the table most of the time. Also, good to think through the value drivers for private equity companies.

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Website www.baincapital.com
Headquarters Boston, MA
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Company - Private
Industry Finance
Revenue £5 to £10 billion (GBP) per year

If you want to make a big deal out of it, chances are Bain Capital will get involved. The private equity and venture capital investor acquires and owns interests in companies in the business services, retail and consumer products, communications, health care, hospitality, and technology sectors. The firm has made private equity investments in more than 250 companies since its 1984 founding. Its diverse portfolio currently includes stakes in such well-known companies as American Standard, Burlington Coat Factory, Clear Channel Communications, Dunkin' Brands, SunGard Data... More

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