3-4 weeks since Bain final round - No decision

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So I had my final round at Bain 3-4 weeks ago and still haven't gotten a decision. I know people who have been rejected from the same office, and one person who was accepted (the day of his interview). So what is most likely going on? It blows me away that it's taken this long, as I haven't had to wait this long for a decision from any other firm, and Bain has previously been extremely quick and open in this whole process.

Comments (21)

Feb 17, 2012

Email HR, I wouldn't have even waited 2 weeks without getting a response UNLESS HR said to wait that long.

Feb 17, 2012

I keep being told that it will take a little longer (last time was last week). It is frustrating, and is honestly souring me a little bit on the company... If it wasn't such a strong first choice going into this process I would have just accepted another offer by now.

Feb 17, 2012
MBBust:

I keep being told that it will take a little longer (last time was last week). It is frustrating, and is honestly souring me a little bit on the company... If it wasn't such a strong first choice going into this process I would have just accepted another offer by now.

Sorry about that, if you don't get a response by Wednesday next week, call them the following day. If it's still the same bs, I would move on. You have been more than patient.

Feb 17, 2012

tell them u have another offer but really want to work/intern for Bain

Feb 17, 2012

It sucks sure, but....
1. You probably don't have any other offers from McK or Bcg or you'd have taken those
2. Bain knows that so they know they have you by the nuts
3. If they give you an offer you will take it so again, they have you by the nuts
4. If they didn't like you, you'd have been dinged by now. No one waits to ding a clear no.

Feb 18, 2012
karl_pilkington:

It sucks sure, but....
1. You probably don't have any other offers from McK or Bcg or you'd have taken those
2. Bain knows that so they know they have you by the nuts
3. If they give you an offer you will take it so again, they have you by the nuts
4. If they didn't like you, you'd have been dinged by now. No one waits to ding a clear no.

Yeah, seems about right. I wish they would be a little more honest with me, but I guess they hold all the power in this situation.

Feb 18, 2012
karl_pilkington:

It sucks sure, but....
1. You probably don't have any other offers from McK or Bcg or you'd have taken those
2. Bain knows that so they know they have you by the nuts
3. If they give you an offer you will take it so again, they have you by the nuts
4. If they didn't like you, you'd have been dinged by now. No one waits to ding a clear no.

Dude fuck that. MBB might be top, but if you know you're good and have potential to add value, you should be communicating that to the other side. Try to take control of the situation rather than letting other people move you around by the balls.

Feb 19, 2012
HarvardOrBust:
karl_pilkington:

It sucks sure, but....
1. You probably don't have any other offers from McK or Bcg or you'd have taken those
2. Bain knows that so they know they have you by the nuts
3. If they give you an offer you will take it so again, they have you by the nuts
4. If they didn't like you, you'd have been dinged by now. No one waits to ding a clear no.

Dude fuck that. MBB might be top, but if you know you're good and have potential to add value, you should be communicating that to the other side. Try to take control of the situation rather than letting other people move you around by the balls.

This is for summer, right? Don't screw your chances for ft next year by getting pushy. Your time to control things was in interviews. Stay positive and make sure they see that no matter the outcome. Unless you have another offer you will actually take you have no leverage and even then they can very easily fill your spot.

Feb 18, 2012

Isn't it odd if they don't give you an answer in 1-2 weeks?

Feb 19, 2012

What are your stats? Just curious.

Man cannot remake himself without suffering, for he is both the marble and the sculptor. -Dr. Alexis Carrel

Feb 19, 2012

Waitlisted? Had that experience interviewing for IBD (did end up getting the offer after waiting about 3 weeks).

People tend to think life is a race with other people. They don't realize that every moment they spend sprinting towards the finish line is a moment they lose permanently, and a moment closer to their death.

Feb 19, 2012

I can throw out a bunch of guesses, but they wouldn't be worth anything. They'll get back to you eventually.

Feb 19, 2012

probably waitlisted.

Feb 19, 2012

Hey, just wondering, did you ever hear from them or are you still waitlisted?

Feb 19, 2012

still waitlisted (though they finally called and officially told me)...are you also?

Feb 19, 2012

I'm suspecting that I am, although I've yet to hear any official notice. I interviewed the 29th of October, and I figure if I don't get a rejection today (and obviously no offer), then I'm on the waitlist. I wonder how long they'll keep us waiting..

Feb 19, 2012
waitinggametheory:

I'm suspecting that I am, although I've yet to hear any official notice. I interviewed the 29th of October, and I figure if I don't get a rejection today (and obviously no offer), then I'm on the waitlist. I wonder how long they'll keep us waiting..

I'd wait another month or two before you email HR and ask if you're on the waitlist yet

Feb 19, 2012

Hey, I actually just got waitlisted for the summer intern position in NY. How long did it take for them to get back to you and did either of you get offers??

Feb 18, 2012
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Feb 18, 2012