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Strategy& London Final Round Result

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New answer on Apr 10, 2024
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Anonymous A asked on Dec 12, 2018

Hey there, I had attended the final round interview session at Strategy& London earlier last week and was informed that I would be expecting the result of any decisions by the end of the week. At the current point in time, I've yet to receive any word from the company and was wondering what situation everyone else is currently in.

Has anyone heard back from the recruitment team? And if so, did you receive and offer or a rejection?

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Dennis
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replied on Apr 10, 2024
Ex-Roland Berger|Project Manager and Recruiter|7+ years of consulting experience in USA and Europe

Hi there,

before offer decisions are communicated after the final round, they have to be aligned between HR and the interviewers in the process. This can sometimes take time for various reasons. A few common ones are listed below for a general overview:

  • internal scheduling conflicts between HR and the interviewers, especially when partners need to be involved
  • the firm is still conducting more final round interviews with other candidates and they might want to wait for that to play out to look at the full candidate picture before extending final offers
  • offers have been extended to “first choice” candidates and the firm is trying to keep “backup” candidates on hold until they know who accepted and who declined their first batch of offers
  • holidays or year-end shutdown delay the decision-making and communication process
  • there is uncertainty internally around budget and the exact headcount they can actually hire so they are trying to buy time

I know that this is unsettling and every candidate wants to have clarity on the status sooner rather than later. Unfortunately, you'll always have to wait for the official word. It is legitimate, though, to politely follow up for an update after not hearing back for two weeks.

However, it is best to just assume a rejection and continue with the recruiting efforts with other firms until you have a written offer in your hands. That way you at least won't lose time.

Best of luck

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Anonymous replied on Dec 14, 2018

I'm afraid it's likely bad news. It is poor form from the company to not inform you, but I know of it happening before (at other firms).

To be sure I would call the recruiting team.

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Anonymous B replied on Dec 12, 2018

Hey hey, I'm in exactly the same position as you: still haven't heard anything. A friend of mine was at my assessment centre and got called a few days later with an offer but hasn't had anything over email (although said they were sending offer letters out today/tomorrow). Very odd though as they said they'd tell us by last week!

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Bobby R on Dec 13, 2018

Thanks for the reply, I am actively waiting as well. Not sure if it is to be good news having not heard back, but the few people I know did not get any reply yet either.

Raj
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I wouldn't assume bad news. S& do take time up to 1-2 weeks after the final round. Its worth reaching out to their HC team regularly

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Anonymous C on Feb 28, 2021

Anonymous A asked on Dec 12, 2018 - 5 answers

Gaurav
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Hi there!

Usually the results take up to several weeks depending on different factors.
It's advisable to contact HR in case of no response for more than 2 weeks.

Cheers,
GB

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Anonymous on Feb 28, 2021

Anonymous A asked on Dec 12, 2018 - 5 answers

Clara
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Hello!

Congrats for moving to final round!

As it has been outlined, its very similar, but :

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