1/30/14

I just finished a super day interview yesterday (Wednesday) and it's Thursday night and I haven't hear anything from HR. She told me they should let me know by the end of this week or early next week. I have heard many times that they either tell you the night of or the day after, which hasn't happened for me. However, one thing to note about this firm is that they are very disorganized. They took 11 days to get back to me after my 2nd round almost 2 months to fly me out for a superday after they confirmed I past the 2nd round, so their timeline is different from traditional BBs at least. What does everyone think? Is this bad news?

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1/30/14

Relax - I've had acceptances after superdays ranging from 2 1/2 weeks to about 3 hours. It depends on the firm, just wait until next week and maybe follow up on Thursday or Friday.

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1/31/14

If it was two weeks later, you probably got in because someone else rejected their offer.

1/31/14

I interviewed on a Wednesday and heard back Friday afternoon, be patient

1/31/14

Gotta be patient and pushing ahead with other places.

1/31/14

Usually if banks like you they will give you an offer the day off. Most banks will only extend offers after a week or two once top candidates reject their offer.

12/31/14

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12/31/14

Does it take longer for them to get back if you didn't make it?

yes.

if you make it to the 2nd round, they should contact you within 48 hrs. although this is not always the case.

12/31/14

if u dont hear from them after a couple of days and the interview went really well u can try following up with ur interviewer via email to reiterate ur strong interest in the firm. this worked out twice (3x?) for me - i got invited to superdays late after all the other applicants had been notified simply because i did fairly well in the interview and expressed some extra interest. sometimes i sent the emails knowing that my friends had alrdy gotten the superday invite. frankly, im surprised this worked as well as it did.
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also id say average time on hearing good news from 1st rnds was within 72 hrs but sometimes as long as 5 days if they didnt plan on having their superday right away. bad news, maybe a month - sometimes came by snail mail.

12/31/14

I've said this in other threads, but I didn't hear back till 7 days later. The superday is about 3 weeks after I was notified that I had been invited.

12/31/14

does it depend on the size of the firm?

We can't rely on anyone these days, we just have to do things ourselves don't we?

12/31/14

the decision is almost surely made, and even if it isn't, you calling will not change the eventual outcome. call them today, be polite, get some peace of mind.

12/31/14

peace of mind? whats that.........

12/31/14

same day or next day.

12/31/14

A few hours after the superday ends.

12/31/14

How late same day, it's 9:35 PM so I'm starting to doubt that they'd call today haha

12/31/14

Once an MD called me midnight to extend me an offer, so everything is possible
and it is a Sunday midnight btw...

12/31/14

The same day/night or the next day.

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12/31/14

Depends. Usually same day/next day, but if there are multiple superdays they might wait till they've interviewed everyone. I'm in that situation right now...waiting sucks.

12/31/14

I got mine yesterday having interviewed last Wednesday.

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12/31/14

You mean for first rounds?

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12/31/14

people already heard back. im assuming your superday was on thursday or friday last week?

12/31/14

I know there is a superday this Friday

12/31/14

Is the superday this Friday just for IBD? Im waiting to hear back for S&T

12/31/14

people already heard back. im assuming your superday was on thursday or friday last week?

I had a superday on friday and haven't heard back...guess that means I'm on hold

12/31/14

Actually I'm not sure it's for ibd or st

12/31/14

Typically day of or day after.

If it's a larger firm I think saying "it's still early in the process" or "we'll be in touch within the next couple weeks" is just kind of a standard response to everyone right after the interview because they know they will end up wait listing some people. But if they are holding superdays with multiple candidates then they are making offers immediately in almost all cases.

12/31/14

When you say holding super days with multiple candidates are you referring to a superday where there are multiple students being rotated around at the same time as each other?

In my case I was the only person interviewing at the firm during the few hours I was there...

12/31/14
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When you say holding super days with multiple candidates are you referring to a superday where there are multiple students being rotated around at the same time as each other?

In my case I was the only person interviewing at the firm during the few hours I was there...

Depends on the firm. If it's a smaller firm that's just interviewing people on random days over the next couple weeks and know they can only make offers to two or three, then yeah you will probably have to wait until all of their other interviews are done to find out. If it's a BB that knows they're going to hire 80-100 people this summer then they can make you an offer as soon as your interview is done if they like you.

12/31/14

Wait a day or two and try to call them concerning the status of the position.

Talent is hitting a target no one can hit.
Genius is hitting a target no one can see.

12/31/14

I shouldn't wait till next week?

12/31/14

Not necessarily screwed but might want to keep other options open... I've heard back two weeks after a superday with an offer from a BB - I was selected as an alternate and they just didn't contact me until they were sure.

12/31/14

Probably on the wait list... best to work on Plan B, but it is still possible you'll get the offer. Good luck!

12/31/14

The world's not that black and white. You can def move into BB after boutique.

Like others have said, you are prob on wait list.

12/31/14

There are so many banks in NY. Call everyone. Everyone.

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12/31/14

You guys are right. I'm not gonna give up and get back in the game. I really appreciate the support.

I'll call 10 banks tomorrow targetting MMs and Boutiques. I'll even try non-New York banks based in Chicago, etc that I skipped.

Piper Jaffray, Gleacher, Cowen.... Do you guys have any other suggestions?

12/31/14

BMO Capital Markets is a good (and large) MM in Chicago, try them. I could def see someone moving from BMO to BB. Also Lincoln. Contacts at both of those will be much more accessible than BBs. They like to source their talent from contacts.

12/31/14

In the same boat. I interviewed last Friday and recruiter told us the latest we would hear back would be Monday. As of typing this, still have not heard back and I am nervous to say the least. I would guess it means the wait list option but we will see.

John C

12/31/14

Is it a good idea to follow-up for these superdays? Like writing thank yous or reiterating your interest? Or is that kind of overkill...

12/31/14

Different recruiting teams will call people at different times. Does not mean you are a no-go.
If you are on waitlist, they will tell you

12/31/14

Went through this last year with GS, chance of getting an offer is extremely slim in this market. Work on plan B.

12/31/14

http://www.advisoryfirms.com/?type=1&stype=1&firmt...

This lists ~155 I-banks in Manhattan. When I was a senior in hs, I called them all. Only five of them were interested, but I was only a senior. You're in college.

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12/31/14

I followed up and found out I didn't get the offer and I am not on the waitlist.

I started calling out banks and even Leerink Swan had given out all their offers already and was not recruiting. I feel like I'm finished.

Is it time to start looking for other corporate finance jobs? Really down right now, I just need motivation to get back in the game.

12/31/14

Sorry to hear. I know it sucks, but I'm in a very similar situation. Follow the link from @craigje1992 and start calling/emailing firms within your target area. Feeling sorry for yourself at this point in time will make or break you. Your motivation should be that you are still in the game. Some MMs and boutiques are still hiring.

12/31/14

Don't give up, ever! The only thing that will make you feel better is getting an offer somewhere, so get to it.

12/31/14

Hey just wondering if you heard back yet?

12/31/14

probably on the wait-list

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12/31/14

when is it*

12/31/14

there's an edit feature...

12/31/14

You will most likely get a call back. Just relax and wait, you've done everything you could.

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12/31/14

Wait 2 weeks and follow up. Good luck.

12/31/14

Any chance your superday was in Houston?

12/31/14

It was in NYC..

12/31/14

It took me exactly 10 days to hear back.
I would follow-up again with the recruiter, and maybe cc' someone else at the firm who knows about youre situation.
p.s. Don't cc' anyone without letting them know.

12/31/14

Well did you inform them of your timeline?

12/31/14

Yes! I emailed the hr a week before the interview. She just never responded.

12/31/14

yea but during the superday did you tell anyone? hr is incompetent

12/31/14

No...I see! Shall I follow up with my interviewers on Monday?

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