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Bain Capital Reviews

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  • Great place to learn PE investing, but bureaucratic and tedious to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate in London, England
    Current Employee - Associate in London, England

    I have been working at Bain Capital full-time (More than 3 years)

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    Pros

    Reasonable work life balance for PE standards
    Nice people
    Good salary

    Cons

    Super bureaucratic, takes ages to make a decision
    No leadership - people tend to overanalyze every detail
    Consulting heritage means people want to make pretty slides rather than make solid investments
    Very competitive with limited room to grow

    Advice to Management

    Too many layers, analyse current senior people as place won't change without drastic overhaul of rotten apples at VP/Principal level

Bain Capital Interviews

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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England
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    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Bain Capital (London, England) in April 2011.

    Interview

    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.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you decide on the expansion strategy for a food catering company subsidiary in France, considering the competitive environment ...   Answer Question

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Website www.baincapital.com
Headquarters Boston, MA, United States
Size 5,000+ 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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