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Asked to have another interview round after the "Decision Round". Is this normal?

Grame

Hi just want to get your thoughts on my experience..

I had my MBB decision round interviews a few days ago. The result came out today and I was surprised that instead of an offer or rejection, they asked me to meet with 2 more senior partners who are working on my current industry. (3rd round)

I'm pretty sure this happened because the 2 partners in my decision round interviews could not agree to a final decision. I'm just feeling uneasy because i don't know how I should feel about this.

Is this normal? Any experience on this kind of situation? Thanks! Everyone.

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Andrea
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replied on 05/03/2018
Former BCG decision round interviewer with 300+ real interviews in 8 years

Not “normal” but not unheard of. Just treat it as another final round where you have to prove yourself once again (with the bar for performance being a little higher this time as you already had a final round and the results were a “draw”). If this additional final round goes well, you know that you will have at least two very strong advocates in the company and you should try to foster that relationship from the beginning as they “bet” on your success heavily. This because they had to feel really good about you, your skills and your potential to overcome mixed feelings of two of their peers in the previous round.

hope it helps,

andrea

Vlad replied on 05/03/2018
McKinsey / Accenture / Got all BIG3 offers / More than 300 real MBB cases / Harvard Business School

Hi,

It's not completely unusual - it happens sometimes when the firm is not sure about you.

The main thing - take as much time as possible to prep. It's your last chance. have your interview later and prepare as much as possible. The bar will be very high for you

Best!

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