No Final Round Interview Feedback...

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New answer on Oct 31, 2020
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Anonymous A asked on Oct 06, 2020

I just had a US-office Bain ACI final round interview this past Friday and have not heard back yet. I know a couple of other people who got same day offers and that most decisions are communicated on the Monday after (if not the same day). While I haven't been rejected yet, I know that my chances probably get slimmer every day I'm not called.

I want feedback due to a BCG final round I have this Friday, but wouldn't like to receive it right before the BCG interview (I'd like time to act on the feedback and don't want to make significant changes the day before I interview).

Should I contact the recruiter asking for early feedback, or would this hurt my (already slim) chances of still being accepted? Is there any real chance I'm still given an offer (potentially I'm a borderline candidate)?

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Robert
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replied on Oct 06, 2020
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Hi Anonymous,

I understand your position that ideally you would receive detailed feedback to improve your performance for next interviews. Unfortunately, detailed and actionable feedback is very scarce, so don't expect a lot of actionable insights from that. Especially if did poorly during your interviews, they won't tell you a lot about it and interviewers tend to say nothing instead of saying something 'bad'.

From timing perspective, don't worry about that too much. Waiting longer than some peers might say something, but also might not say anything about the outcome. It's pure speculation. Sometimes reality is simplier than you think - sorry to say, but my Friday night dinner invite is more important to me than discussing an additional candidate's performance specifically on that same day, I can do it easily any other time fitting into my busy schedule. So really, it doesn't mean anything substantial at all.

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

Robert

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Ian
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replied on Oct 06, 2020
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Hi there,

Sorry, but I agree with the rest in that you need to wait.

  1. It has only been 2 business days, so you really do need to hold tight.
  2. You're not going to get genuine/actionable feedback from them. They don't really owe it to you to provide feedback that you can measurably improve upon. If you want straight, honest, tough feedback before your next interview you really need to hire a coach
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Henning
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replied on Oct 06, 2020
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This past Friday means 2 business days ago, right? Although your preference to not get the feedback directly before the next interview is understandable, I would not be too pushy yet.

If your interview was a week ago, you can call the recruiter and ask. I would just not say that you need to know it because of the interview with a competitor.

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Mehdi
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replied on Oct 09, 2020
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Hi there,

I agree with the other coaches, I believe you should wait until you get the call from HR. In case you do not get it after 1 week, then write to them to ask for updates.

I hope this helps!

Mehdi

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Clara
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Sorry, but at that point... waiting is the only solution :(

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Gaurav
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replied on Oct 28, 2020
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Hi there,

Perhaps they haven’t finished with the other candidates yet, that’s why they didn’t send you any information about your results. I assume you can contact them to ask if they’ve made any conclusion about your candidacy.

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All the best,

GB

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