Bain & Company: The company

Bain & Company is a global business and management consulting firm, one that focuses on making companies more valuable and generating substantial, lasting financial growth for them. Bain is particularly outstanding in areas like IPO preparation, revenue enhancement, due diligence and portfolio profit improvement. Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, the company employs more than 3,500 consultants in 44 offices across 29 countries. In Australia, Bain & Company has offices in Melbourne and Sydney. Bain's Australian branch focuses on clients in Australia and New Zealand and has market leaders across most major industry sectors for clients. The Sydney office opened in 1989 and the one in Melbourne in 2000.

Consulting jobs at Bain

Bain & Company offers services across a range of industries, including telecommunications, retail, financial services, private equity, e-commerce and consumer goods. Bain has been included on the list of the Best Firms to Work For, released annually by Consulting Magazine, for eight successive years. In 2010, Vault ranked the company as #1 in Formal Training. It is an excellent place to launch a consulting career, both in terms of gaining valuable industry experience and getting opportunities to work with high-profile clients.

When it comes to recruitment, Bain is one of the more innovative consulting companies. On top of conventional recruitment, they also recruit online via a virtual recruitment centre that is part of Second Life, as well as via podcasts.

The company looks for associate consultants among candidates with MBAs and other advanced degrees from top-tier universities. Bain also hires third-year students as interns, while first-year MBAs can apply for the company's summer associate program. Bain is also always looking for good experienced hires, ones who have gained solid experience over the course of their careers and have a successful track record either in consulting or business.

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The company was founded in 1973, when Bill Bain and six other partners left The Boston Consulting Group to form a new consulting company. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, the new company experienced substantial growth and opened several international offices, in London, Munich, Tokyo and San Francisco. By 2007, Bain had 37 international offices, employed about 2,700 consultants, and significantly raised its profile in IT, healthcare, financial services, and media services. Since the company was founded, Bain's consultants have served more than 4,600 clients in virtually every industry sector, helping them beat their competitors and pinpoint potential for new revenue, and leading them to sustained growth.