Bain & Company Is on a Hiring Spree
Bain is hiring more MBA interns than ever before.
Consultancy.uk – a news publication that covers the consulting industry – reports that Bain & Company expects to recruit 500 MBAs who will, in turn, be converted to full-time employees.
In the past five years, Bain has had a record level growth of interns. Consultancy.uk reports that 90% of intern placements end in full-time offers at the firm.
“We are the only one of three management consulting firms that make a consistent, concerted effort to hire second year MBAs,” Keith Bevans, Bain’s Global Head of Consulting Recruitment, tells Consultancy.uk. “Our competitors didn’t hold second-year recruitment events on-campus in 2017. Our business is strong enough that we need to hire second-year MBAs and our largest summer intern class ever as well.”
MBAs Report Positive Experiences at Bain
For MBAs, it seems the relationship is mutual. A number of MBAs at Bain who spoke to Poets & Quants say that they are treated as future leaders at the firm.
“It’s an extremely supportive environment,” says Raiko Shareef, an INSEAD grad who works out of Bain’s Sydney office. “The first thing we do on a case is talk about individual working styles, and how best we can work with one another, followed by a discussion of our non-work commitments, and how we can help each other keep to those.”
Margaret Munford, a Duke MBA from the Atlanta office, tells Poets & Quants that Bain is “a place to come if you want to solve big harry challenges with people that you really enjoy.”
Seeking to Instill Company Values in the Top MBA Students
Bevans says that Bain strives to instill the firm’s values through modeling and mentorship.
“We can train you really well, but you’re going to learn a lot from the mentors and the people you work with,” he says. “Having a home office model that allows you to see the world and get international experience while still being part of one group makes it feel very different to work here.”
According to Consultancy.uk, Bain mostly recruits MBAs from the top-20 ranked business schools including Harvard, Wharton, Kellogg, Chicago Booth, INSEAD, London Business School, and IE Business School.
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