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Frequently Asked Questions

  • When and where will Bainworks 2019 be held?

    Bainworks will be held on 18-20th October 2019 in Barcelona on exclusive seaside premises.

  • In what language will the event be held?
  • Which office should I apply to?

    You can see the offices involved in the event below. Please select the office that you are most interested in learning more about and apply with them. Please apply to only one office and please note that some offices require the fluency in the local language to qualify to apply.

    • Germany – fluency in German
    • Madrid – fluency in Spanish
    • Warsaw – fluency in Polish
    • Moscow – fluency in Russian.


  • What costs will I have to incur?

    We will cover all costs for your travel to the country as well as for board and lodging.

  • What are the travel requirements?

    To enter Spain, you need only a valid passport or identity card. Entry requirements can change on short notice, and you should check in advance any updated requirements that might be applicable. You can find further information on the website of Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation.

  • Does an invitation to an event automatically qualify me for an internship/full-time position at Bain?

    An invitation to an event does not automatically qualify you for an internship or full-time job. However, it is a great first step towards getting to know us better and what management consulting is. 

    You can find information on internship and full time applications here.
  • Does a rejection for Bainworks also mean I'm also rejected from an internship or full time position at Bain?

    You are welcome and encourage you to apply to our internships and/or full time positions regardless of the outcome of your application to Bainworks. We receive a large number of applications for Bainworks and have to apply strict selection criteria. 

    For further questions on our application process, Bainworks or Bain in general, please contact us.

  • What does the case study consist of?

    Based on the latest business topics and work we have done with our clients, the case study is an example of a real Bain client case. We hope it gives you a snapshot of what we do and how the days of a management consultant look like.

    As an example, this is what we did last year:

    "Mapping the World—What's Next in Digital Navigation?"

    Besides being a place of historical and cultural heritage, Barcelona has become known for innovation in Europe in recent years. The city is not only a host to international, recognized events like the Mobile World Congress, but also a preferred location for big corporations to test their new business models and technologies. Barcelona has become one of the leading examples of Smart Cities, one of the most exciting battlefields of the Internet of Things!

    The Internet of things (IoT) has threatened and, at the same time, opened up plenty of new opportunities for traditional businesses. An increase in computing power, decrease in cost of critical hardware, and emergence of new technologies have led to a dramatic shift in how we think about traditional businesses and industries.

    Our client is a technology company that currently faces the above described dynamics in its core market. As its core business is coming to maturity, the client is exploring adjacent segments within the Indoor Maps & Tracking market.

    While the company has most of the required assets, it is still struggling to answer the most critical question: Where to play and how to win? You and your team will help the client solve this question by identifying and evaluating the most attractive market segments and developing future-proof strategy to address these markets.

    At Bain, we make a difference by delivering tailored recommendations and driving real change. We love critical thinking, are number-driven, results-oriented and, most of all, True North: We never hide an uncomfortable truth.

    Do you want to be part of one of the world's top management consulting firms and our success story?

    We have what you're looking for: challenging tasks, generous scope for self-realization, top development opportunities and loads of fun, all within a strong team of high achievers with outstanding qualities.

  • What's Bain's position on diversity and inclusion?

    We believe a key factor to our success and the impact we make with our clients is due to the range of points of view and creativity Bain employees offer. That's why we want people from diverse backgrounds on our teams.

    We strive to recruit people with exceptional talent and ability - and to celebrate their differences. We develop and train them and then give them the opportunity to be the best they can be. We're committed to making Bain a place where everyone has the potential to succeed.

    Bain affinity groups are active networks that underscore our inclusive work environment by offering their members additional levels of connection via coaching, mentoring and professional development.

    Learn more about our diversity and inclusion.