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Alfredo

Consultant, Madrid

As a consultant, I had the chance to lead three workstreams and to conduct steering committees with client executives. double-quote-close

Hey, I'm Alfredo. I have been working primarily in the Madrid office with a healthy amount of travel. Prior to Bain, I had interests in consumer goods, retail, industrial goods and financial services and couldn't make up my mind about which path to choose.

I chose Bain in particular because it offered me the possibility of having a real and tangible impact on the most important clients in my industries of interest, while being able to work alongside great colleagues (many of my MBA friends are from Bain).

During this time, Bain has given me the chance to rapidly grow my responsibilities, from performing analyses to leading a group of colleagues throughout multiple workstreams and conducting steering committees with client executives. I have been able to work in European countries such as Sweden and Germany with teams consisting of German, Swiss, Italian, Romanian, Bulgarian and Spanish colleagues as well as many others. I found this to be an extremely enriching experience that has helped me thrive in an international environment while getting to meet great people from other offices!

One of my favorite cases was a 2020 growth plan for a leading Spanish Industrial Goods and Services group. The project comprised of growth plans for different businesses, a strategic revision of the group´s business portfolio and an operating model redesign. As a consultant, I had the chance to lead three workstreams and to conduct steering committees with client executives. We were able to develop a very close relationship with the client working as one team altogether, allowing us to achieve a great buy-in of the project from the start and making one the most enjoyable working experiences I have had.

One of the most important learnings at Bain has been understanding the positive impact enjoyable work can have on the quality of the output. Having a good working atmosphere and combining sustainable but focused work with regular off-work team activities is key to achieving an efficient and enjoyable work routine, which really pays out in the work we do!

If you're interested in applying to Bain, try to have a clear notion of what is important to you at work and speak to people who have worked or are actually working in Bain to tell you about their experiences and see if you have a fit with Bain's working culture. As important as you being a fit for Bain, it is also important to figure out if Bain is a fit for you!

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