How long does it take to get feedback from your application?

BCG Bain McKinsey German MBB
New answer on May 18, 2020
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Anonymous A asked on May 16, 2020

Hi All,


Did anyone here apply for MBBs positions (entry/ experience hire) in Germany during the corona outbreak and has got replied? I am wondering why it takes so long (>1 month) to get feedback.

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Anton
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replied on May 16, 2020
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Hi,

Usually you should expect to receive the feedback in 2-3 working days. In rare cases it may take a week.

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Anton

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Anonymous B on May 18, 2020

Sorry but what you wrote is wrong. MBB may reply after an interview within few days, but not after an application – that takes few weeks minimum

Anonymous A on May 19, 2020

Agree.

Emily
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The COVID situation has make many processes different (if not slower). I wouldn't be surprised if the process takes a couple of month.

Be patient and feel free to follow up with HR once in a while.

Best,

Emily

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Francesco
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Hi there,

many companies are restructuring the timeline of the recruiting process, thus this is probably creating delays also for new applicants. In general if you haven’t heard back after 4 weeks it is totally fine to contact HR to ask for an update.

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Francesco

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Anonymous replied on May 18, 2020

Dear A,

Due to COVID situation it may take longer than usual. But you can always check it with HR

Best,

André

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Ian
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Hi there,

Whenever wondering about an application, interview response, always feel free to reach out to HR! (If you feel you've waited the appropriate amount of time already)

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Clara
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Hello!

It usually depends on couple things:

  • Application channel: if you do it via the website takes longer than if you are a referral or come from a recruiting event
  • Geography: some have predefine windows after which the review all applications in pack

Furthermore, COVID is nothing alike business as usual, and some offices have froze the funnel.

Hope it helps!

Best,

Clara

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Vlad
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You can send an e-mail to the recruiter to check.

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