How long does it take to hear back from MBB after applying via portal?

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New answer on Nov 13, 2020
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Anonymous A asked on Nov 12, 2020

Hi everyone,

I applied to two of the MBB about two weeks ago and am a bit nervous because I haven't heard anything yet. I had referrals for both; my recommenders reached out after I submitted my applications on the websites.

I was thinking of following up with my contacts in a few days if I still haven't heard anything.

Thank you so much,

An Aspiring Consultant

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Francesco
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Hi there,

The time really depends on the office and period of the year. It could range from few days to several weeks.

Unless there is a predefined timeline for interviews in your target country, I would not be worried after 2 weeks. As Henning said, you can ask your contact if they have news in a few days.

Best,

Francesco

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Anon on Nov 13, 2020

Thanks Francesco!!

Ian
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Hi there,

Honestly it can take quite a while!

I wouldn't be worried at all. If you haven't heard anything after a month you can probably reach out to double-check.

Be careful to not be too needy/pushy during this period. Patience is important here!

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Anon on Nov 13, 2020

Thank you Ian!

Clara
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Hello!

It can take a while, so don´t worry for now and only follow up after 4-5 weeks

Cheers,

Clara

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Anon on Nov 13, 2020

Thanks :)

Gaurav
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Hey there!

Two weeks is really short for an answer. You can wait a little longer.

Good luck!
GB

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Anon on Nov 13, 2020

Thank you!!!

Henning
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I think your hunch is exactly right. 2 weeks is not a response time to get worried about, so you should be good for not. Asking your referrers to check in by mid/end of next week is sufficient.

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Anon on Nov 12, 2020

Thank you so much. I appreciate you! :)

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