Hi All,

I recently interviewed with a PE shop
After having met three people there they told me I had been short listed and asked for references to call.
I submitted three names with contact details.

Does anyone here know how long this kind of reference check usually takes?

Thanks for your insight.

The WSO Advantage - Private Equity

PE Interview Prep Pack

9 LBO Tests, Get an Edge, 200pgs+ Learn More.

Comments (2)


It all depends on the recruiting timeline. If they are in a rush, they will call the references ASAP. If you're one of many candidates, it may take a week. If they aren't very serious about you, but wanted to keep you on ice for awhile, they may wait a couple of weeks. I really wouldn't read it too much, it's out of your control.



To unlock this content for free, please login / register below.

Connecting helps us build a vibrant community. We'll never share your info without your permission. Sign up with email or if you are already a member, login here Bonus: Also get 6 free financial modeling lessons for free ($200+ value) when you register!

What's Your Opinion? Comment below:

Login or register to get credit (collect bananas).
All anonymous comments are unpublished until reviewed. No links or promotional material will be allowed. Most comments are published within 24 hours.
WallStreet Prep Master Financial Modeling