Hearing Back After BCG Final Round Interview

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I had my final round interviews for a Northeast office of BCG yesterday and thought the interviews went really well. Although I was originally supposed to have two 45-minute interviews, I had a 3rd additional informal chat with a partner before I left who wanted to answer my questions and "see where my head was in terms of BCG". When I told him that I had skipped another MBB interview in order to make it to BCG final rounds (which is true), the partner gave me a fist bump....so I thought I was in the clear.

I, however, did not get a call yesterday. Although HR technically tells everyone that it's a one week turnaround, it seems like BCG is known for giving same-day offers. Has anyone gotten a BCG offer 2-3 days after their interviews? Any advice would be much appreciated. Thanks!

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Comments (45)

Oct 19, 2013

Probably not what you want to hear, but a friend of mine just heard back from the New York office a couple hours after his interview yesterday. Search through a couple of WSO threads and you will find some people who noted getting offers a few days afterwards. It might vary office to office. There's also a waitlist possibility.

Best of luck.

Oct 19, 2013

Best of luck.
Keep us informed.

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Oct 19, 2013

I don't think the hearing back after a day is a hard rule for some firms. I've heard of plenty of people who have heard back a few days after for both consulting and banking interviews and have gotten positions. Give it another day or two.

Oct 19, 2013

Good luck!

Oct 19, 2013

One of the partners I interviewed with responded to my thank you note saying, "Thanks. It was good to talk with you. Enjoy the weekend"

Is this a ding? I feel like if the partner wanted to give me an offer, he would've just called me after seeing this e-mail....or am I reading way too into this?

Oct 19, 2013

You're reading way too much into this.

There has been many other threads on this topic already, but usually the absolute yeses hear back the day of. (Not just for BCG but for MBB in general). But you can absolutely still get the offer. You just have to wait and see.

Oct 19, 2013

Also interviewed at a BCG Northeast office yesterday and heard back the same day. That said, don't worry too much...you can't do much about it either way now. You'll be fine, regardless.

Oct 20, 2013

I was waiting more than two days (became already desperate and thought I did not pass) after final round in BCG before receiving an offer. As I see, unless you get a call or email, there is still a chance for any result.

Oct 20, 2013

Relax bro. I interviewed on a Friday and heard back on a Wednesday.

Nov 7, 2013

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Oct 21, 2013

I interviewed at the DC office last Friday (10/18) for the associate position, and I have not heard back yet as well....anybody from the DC office get any news--positive or negative?

Sep 21, 2015

Anyone know the turnaround time for DC office?

Sep 21, 2015

Wait till tomorrow, then send an email if you haven't heard back by 3 PM i'd say. You very well could be an alternate. I wouldn't "pressure" them, just explain your situation.

Sep 21, 2015

You are on the alternate list. This has happened to a lot of my friends, just call them tomorrow or Wednesday and touch base. The offer is definitely something to put on the table, just make sure they know you will accept BCG on the spot if you get it (if that's what you would really do).

Reality hits you hard, bro...

Sep 21, 2015

I interviewed in SF on Friday and have not heard anything. Has anyone else heard back?

Sep 21, 2015

I interviewed as well, but have not heard back. I know someone at the same office got an offer yesterday, so I'm not too hopeful.

Sep 21, 2015

i interviewed in a u.s. office this past saturday morning, but for a position in an asia pacific office. no news whatsoever; i am so nervewrecked. b the way are ppl here mostly applying as associates (BA) or consultants (phd, mba etc)?

Sep 21, 2015

MBA

Sep 21, 2015

You will likely hear Monday/Tuesday either way. Don't fret because you didn't hear today (Friday).

Sep 21, 2015

I heard back same day (Friday) at a different office. One of the other candidates who ended up being rejected heard back Monday. Either way, all decisions should be given out before Wednesday. Good luck!

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Sep 21, 2015

Normally Mon/Tues, but with the storm I would say possibly Wednesday. Patience young one.

Sep 21, 2015

exceptionruled, which office? and were you extended an offer? if so, congratulations on making it through!!

Sep 21, 2015

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Sep 21, 2015

Yup, thanks! PM me for office. Did you hear back yet?

Sep 21, 2015

Anecdotal evidence, but everyone I know who was extended a BCG offer (5 over 2 years) heard back the night of the interview.

Sep 21, 2015

They get back on Wednesday. Chill your pants and it's just consulting...

Sep 21, 2015

was this for full-time?

Sep 21, 2015

yep, FT (undergrad)

Sep 21, 2015

Man, you need to be really good when the interviewer did not let you finish the case and get passed right away. Even if the overtime casted some doubt on him, the performance overall over the recruitment process and being able to resolve the case creatively put you in a great position.

It may happen that they will call you on once again to have another interview if they have some doubt but, in my opinion you are well positioned, they only thing I can tell you is try to stay calm till wednesday comes (really tough I know).

Hope you get the offer!

Sep 21, 2015

Its the weekend. Relax

Sep 21, 2015

You'll get a call sometime tomorrow. Relax.

Sep 22, 2015

Thanks, guys! Got the offer yesterday around 3pm, and that's 72 hours after my interview!

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Sep 22, 2015

Congrats man! Enjoy the rest of business school.

Earlier this year I interviewed with BCG on a Friday and got the call the folllowing Monday, and several friends had the same happen to them, so I think a 2-3 day wait is standard for BCG.

Sep 22, 2015

Hey, sorry to hear things didn't work out!
I'm in a similar position in the sense that I am waiting for a decision on my final round with BCG London. Out of curiosity, what feedback did you receive?

Sep 22, 2015

target or non-target?

Sep 22, 2015
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Sep 22, 2015