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How long to receive notice from 1st round interview?

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Hello, just want to know how long do you usually wait to hear from 1st round interview?

In any case, they will definitely get back to you even it´s a rejection right?

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Vlad replied on 10/10/2018
McKinsey / Accenture / Got all BIG3 offers / More than 300 real MBB cases / Harvard Business School


It's the most common question here on Prep. Yes, you'll get an answer. It may take a couple of weeks. Don't worry or panic. Reach the HR if it takes too long.


Benjamin replied on 10/10/2018
ex-Manager - Natural and challenging teacher - Taylor case solving, no framework

Timing vary with te firm and the flow of application.

theyvwill definitely get back to you, but for instance in my case I got invited to Atk one month after the application... and got hired then.



Guennael replied on 10/10/2018
Ex-MBB, Experienced Hire; I will teach you not only the how, but also the why of case interviews

Yes, they will definitely get back to you. Timeline... usually a couple of days, but up to a couple of weeks if outside of school recruiting

replied on 10/11/2018
Bain & Company | University of Cambridge | CV/Resume writing | 770 GMAT

As others have already said, it really depends. Some firms will wait till everyone who has done first round in that cycle of recruiting has finished before communicating outcome. This means some people may have to wait 2 weeks, while others only wait 1-2 days. Overall don't stress.

And yes, firms absolutely should let you know outcome, whether positive or negative. In some rare cases firms can mess up and not let candidates know - but this is generally bad practice and shouldn't be expected.

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