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When will I hear back from McKinsey first round?

McKinsey first round
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Anonymous A asked on Feb 24, 2021

Hello! I applied for the Summer BA position at McKinsey's London office and had my first round interview two days ago. It wasn't great and I think I bombed it but was just wondering how long they typically take to get back to you? Thanks!

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Florian
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replied on Feb 24, 2021
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Hey there,

It should be relatively quick below 1 week. If you have not heard from them after 2 weeks, give them a call.

Fingers crossed!

Cheers,

Florian

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Ian
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Hi there,

A week's wait would not be out of the ordinary. If you don't hear back within 1.5-2 weeks you can feel free to reach out.

Good luck to you!

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Anonymous replied on Feb 24, 2021

Typically within a week, but in exceptional cases it might take a bit longer.

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Clara
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replied on Feb 26, 2021
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Hello!

Usually they will answer withing a week, not more.

It´s the time that it takes to get together and debrief, which is not always easy with those crazy agendas.

Hope it helps!

Cheers,

Clara

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Luca
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replied on Feb 25, 2021
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Hello,

Timing can vary according to a lot of variables but a good proxy is to wait at least before one week before reaching out to HR again.

Good luck!
Luca

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Francesco
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Hi there,

McKinsey usually provides results quite fast. I would expect a reply within one week. After that, it is totally fine to follow up for an update.

Best,

Francesco

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Gaurav
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Hi there,

it is completely random! might take from one to 3-4 weeks. Give them a week -10 days and reach out to HR if you still don't hear from them.

Cheers,

GB

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Ken
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replied on Feb 24, 2021
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The first round interviews are all happening this week and so you should hear back next week once they are all done.

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Antonello
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replied on Feb 25, 2021
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Hi, it usually takes up to 2 weeks, however I recommend texting HR without worrying about bothering them: they are there to help

Best
Antonello

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Sophia
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Hello,

It usually takes a couple of weeks!

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