Experienced professionals


North America consultant application process: April 2018 start date

Given Bain's unprecedented growth, we're currently searching for candidates to fill entry-level Consultant positions in our North American offices (US cities and Toronto). Ideal candidates will be one to three years post-MBA and willing and authorized to start a full-time position in the US or Canada in April 2018.

Application Information: Interested applicants can apply online as soon as their application materials are ready. We will be reviewing applications and communicating decisions on a rolling basis. The deadline to apply for our 2018 process will be 11:59pm EST on Friday, January 19th, 2018.

Please be mindful of these guidelines when submitting your application:

  • All experienced professionals should use the online application
  • Only select geographic locations in which you would be willing/authorized to start a full-time position in April 2018
    • Optional: You may add notes next to each of your office preferences to provide further detail
    • Not all North American offices will be looking for 2018 hires to start in April, so we appreciate any geographic flexibility that you can provide
  • Relevant test scores (e.g., GMAT, GRE) are required in the application, so please have them ready to go
  • An updated resume is required (pdf files preferred)

Given the rigorous nature of the interview process, we strongly encourage you to apply at least two months (preferably more) in advance of your desired start date. The overall process and start date will vary by office location.

Interview Timing: Candidates that have been selected to interview should anticipate interviews in December 2017 or February/March 2018. Interview timing will vary by office depending on the local process but the interview formats are similar across all offices.

Questions? If you have further questions on our industry recruiting process or how to apply, please contact us!


Experienced professional candidates will complete both case and experience interviews, with increased emphasis on the latter for more tenured candidates. Some candidates will have the opportunity to share a disguised presentation of their work during the interview; if a presentation is required, you will receive more specific instructions at the appropriate time.

Please check with the local office recruiting teams for more information on what that location may require.