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Associate Consultant, Madrid

Hello, my name is Candela, an Associate Consultant (AC) in Bain's Madrid office. double-quote-close

Hello, my name is Candela, an associate consultant (AC) in Bain's Madrid office. The beauty of starting off your career as an associate consultant (AC) at Bain is the idea of starting off as a generalist. You are expected to learn on the job and leverage all of Bain's resources.

Since joining Bain I have mostly worked with the Private Equity Group (PEG) in commercial due diligences within various industries, and I can say it has been both enriching and fun. These cases tend to be challenging because there is a lot to learn within a small time frame, and how steep the learning curve is.

My favourite case was a due diligence case for a player closely related to the metals industry. We had the opportunity to study a few European countries and other international markets, where we had issues of assymetric information and language barriers, and it was amazing how we got to collaborate with consultants from other offices to understand these markets.

What has truly surprised me about Bain was its focus on developing its people. We travel the world to receive trainings with colleagues from all offices, and we also have regular trainings in our local offices to keep developing our skillsets. I also get to travel, both for specific cases but also to transfer to other offices and try a new lifestyle, new ways of working and the opportunity to meet amazing colleagues. This focus on personal and professional development is outstanding and definitely one of the things I appreciate the most about Bain!

If you are considering a career in Bain, my advice for you would be to enjoy the process. Figure out why you want to do consulting, and why Bain in particular. Is it our people, our culture and philosophy, or the projects we work on? It is a wonderful opportunity to get to know yourself better and we welcome strong, confident candidates who are passionate about why they want to join Bain!