I just had my Bain final round interview today (for the undergrad ACI role). My friend had an interview for the same position and got a call around ~6:30 tonight saying he got the offer. He got the call from the same partner who interviewed me. I know that the rule of thumb is that offers are given out same day and rejections are given out the following Monday, but I wanted to ask if there's still a chance I get an offer...
-I know that it doesn't matter now and none of you can know for sure, but I really do want to level my expectations if it's virtually impossible I get the offer.
-I know that borderline candidates are often chosen later than sure things, but because undergrad ACI recruitment is more standardized, I'm not sure if this still applies.
-Could it be a factor that my interviews were conducted at 3pm-4:20pm, while my friend's was conducted at 12pm-1:20pm? The partner called him over 2 hours after my interview so I doubt it, but is there any possibility that my second interviewer checked out for the day before giving feedback to the partner or something like that?
If it's really unlikely (i.e 90% of the time people in my situation are rejected), then I'd rather just rip off the bandaid instead of spending the weekend hoping.