McKinsey Final Round Decision

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Anonymous A asked on Jul 30, 2020

Hi all,

I had my McKinsey final round interviews last week and the HR informed me that she will need to postpone the decision making call as she has to take leave. Assuming that she's not informing me straight away, does that mean I don't pass?

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Robert
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replied on Jul 30, 2020
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Hi Anonymous,

No, for the moment that doesn't mean anything .. neither good nor bad. Just need to wait - I can understand that it's uncomfortable, but the only thing you can do at the moment and worrying doesn't change the result either, so rather try to relax and enjoy your time!

Hope that helps - if so, please be so kind and give it a thumbs-ub with the green upvote button below!


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HR's role is to gather feedback from all the interviewers and to help with the decision making process. She cannot do that if she is away so that's all that is

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No, unfortunately, especially in this period, the slots are limited and they tend to interview everyone before taking the decisions

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HI there,

Usually McKinsey is quite fast to communicate results, for both positive and negative outcomes.

However in the last months they slowed down the process, probably due to the COVID. In this period I don’t think you can really connect the waiting time to a particular outcome.

Good luck!

Francesco

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Anonymous replied on Jul 31, 2020

Dear A,

I understand you uncerainty and concerns, but it doesn't mean anything for now. So just wait and relax.

Best,
André

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Anonymous B replied on Jul 30, 2020

Same thing happened to me and I finally got the offer! McK in particular has been slower than normal in creating offers and my guess is there is a slightly longer admin approval queue likely driven by impact of Covid

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Thank you for the question.
Not at all! If that were the case (i.e., final decision made), she would let you know now. So, the only thing you can do now is waiting. No need to speculate about the outcome :)


Good luck!

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Ian
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Hi there,

First, congratulations on making it to the final round!

This definitely does not indicate any outcome one way or the other. Hard to hear, but try and not think about it and go about your day-to-day until they get back to you :)

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Anonymous C replied on Jul 30, 2020

I ended up receiving my McKinsey offer 2 weeks ago now and had to wait 3 weeks for the final round decision so definitely don't assume that it's a bad sign.

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Alberto
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Hi there,

It is perfectly normal that recruiting decisions take longer than initially estimated, especially in this part of the year when McKinsey is interviewing tons of new entry-level consultants. This is not a bad sign, it just happens when your recruiter has challenges gathering all your interviewers together for a decision.

You can check how the recruiting process works from an internal MBB perspective here: https://www.preplounge.com/en/articles/mbb-hiring-hacks-behind-the-curtain-secrets

Best,

Alberto

Check out my latest case based on a real MBB interview: Sierra Springs

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