Bain Capability Center Freshers Hiring Process – Analyst – Sanchit Chopra
Sanchit Chopra, Analyst, Bain Capability Center shares his Recruitment Process in this brief interview
College: NSIT, Batch: 2017
Please tell us about your Interview procedure at Bain Capability Centre (Short listing procedure, GDs, Interviews, Questions).
Round 1: A resume shortlisting round wherein 48 people were shortlisted
Round 2:A written test with multiple choice questions. The questions were very basic and donot require any preparation as such
Round 3:A guesstimate round with a few HR questions being asked alongside. I was asked to estimate ‘the number of lakes in the world’.The exact process varies from person to person, since a few people were also asked Cases during this round. A few people were also called in for a second interview.
Round 4: 13 people for shortlisted for round 4, which is typically a case interview round. Here again, the process differs from person to person. My interview consisted of a good 15-20 minutes of HR questions, followed by another guesstimate. I was asked to estimate ‘the no of units of Iphone 7 that would be sold in India upon its launch’. A few people had a second interview in this round as well.
We received our results shortly after this round.
What and how many internships and projects you did at college? How did you get them?
While at college, I did two internships. One of them was at Postergully, while the other one was under a Professor at IIM Lucknow.
What makes this company different from other firms?
The BCC is an offshore arm of Bain & Company which is one of the Big Three management consulting firms. Owing to the scale at which Bain operates, working at BCC gives one the opportunity to work on projects that span across a multitude of industries and geographies.
How did you prepare for the placement season? What advice would you give to your juniors regarding the placement season?
Preparation involved solving cases and guesstimates in groups of 2-3 people. It is important to practice in groups of 2-3 people, and not alone, since practicing in groups helps you understand and develop varied approaches which can be used to solve the same problem
What’s the role of academics in getting a good placement?
It is important to have more than 65% to be eligible to sit for most companies. Having over 70% makes you eligible to sit for all companies. Anything over and above that is an added advantage.
Elaborate on the type of work in this kind of role?
The role involves helping Bain case teams from across the world in their projects. This involves identifying key drivers and helping generate sound hypotheses based on primary/secondary research.
What growth opportunities does this company provide? Is there any global exposure?
The company presents a great opportunity to people who want to pursue a career in consulting. About 2-3 years into your career, one can expect to be promoted to more front end roles given that they meet Bain’s required level of competence.
Would you like to give any general advice to your juniors?
Take up projects/activities which you feel would help you grow personally and professionally.Most of the preparation for the placement season is complete even before 4th year begins. Learn to take failures in your stride, and think of them as a springboard to better opportunities.