expert
Expert with best answer

Guennael

99% Recommendation Rate

246 Meetings

1,230 Q&A Upvotes

USD 319 / Coaching

Is it okay to ask for feedback on my performance after the interview?

Filipe asked on Mar 11, 2019
Applying for a Summer Internship with BCG. Looking for someone to practice case-based interviews with!
3 answers

  • Upvotes
  • Date ascending
  • Date descending
Best Answer
Guennael
Expert
replied on Mar 11, 2019
Ex-MBB, Experienced Hire; I will teach you not only the how, but also the why of case interviews
Book a coaching with Guennael

99% Recommendation Rate

246 Meetings

1,230 Q&A Upvotes

USD 319 / Coaching

No. Just do not ask for feedback on your performance after an interview, ever - not at MBB, not in Tier2 or boutiques, not in industry, not ever!

Hi Guennael, — Anonymous on Mar 12, 2019

Anonymous A replied on Mar 12, 2019

There is no SOP to provide a feedback while you still have scheduled interviews. To me, you can ask for a soft feedback when you did well. I asked for a feedback after my 1st interview in the R2 with MBB. I felt I performed well and I basically said something on the lines:

"I feel one of the critical skills in consulting is the ability to quickly learn and adjust. My next interview is only tomorrow. Based on our conversation, do you have any suggestions for my next interview, in terms of the qualities I should continue to exhibit and areas I maybe should be more wary about (aka weaknesses)".

This way you are not asking for a direct response whether you've passed. You are mature enough to acknowledge that everyone has strengths and weaknesses and you are asking how can you improve further. However, based on the response, provided you get the response, you can deduce the feedback you are looking for, wether you've passed. In my case, the partner gave his feedback, very thoroughly, and I was able to use it during the next interview. I felt his feedback was useful and I passed the interviews.

Vlad replied on Mar 11, 2019
McKinsey / Accenture / Got all BIG3 offers / More than 300 real MBB cases / Harvard Business School
Book a coaching with Vlad

97% Recommendation Rate

346 Meetings

4,790 Q&A Upvotes

USD 319 / Coaching

Hi,

At least at MBB companies, the interviewers do not give you the feedback right after the interview. They'll give you some feedback together with the news about the next steps (Next round, offer, reject).

Best,

Related BootCamp article(s)

Interviewer-Led vs Candidate-Led cases

Case Interviews can be led by the candidate or by the interviewer: In Candidate-led cases the main challenge is the structure. In Interviewer-led cases the main challenge is to adapt quickly

Related case(s)

BCG Questions

Solved 20.9k times
4.5 5 177
| Rating: (4.5 / 5.0) |
Difficulty: Intermediate | Style: Fit interview | Topics: Personal fit

What arouses your interest when you are working / studying / doing another activity (from the CV)? Tell me of a time where you had no idea what you were doing. When did you use an uncommon approach to do something? Have you ever had responsibility for other people? Tell me of a situation where y ... Open whole case