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

BCG interview feedback
New answer on Sep 08, 2020
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asked on Mar 11, 2019
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replied on Mar 11, 2019
Ex-MBB, Experienced Hire; I will teach you not only the how, but also the why of case interviews

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!

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Li on Mar 12, 2019

Hi Guennael,

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.

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replied on Mar 11, 2019
McKinsey / Accenture Alum / Got all BIG3 offers / Harvard Business School


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).


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Anonymous replied on Sep 08, 2020


I would not recommend to do so right after the interview. You will have a chance to recieve feedback later.



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