How Long After 1st OCR Interviews?

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How long after first round OCR interviews does it usually take to hear back?

How long does it take to hear back after an interview?

When can you expect to hear back from 1st round interviews on campus? Response time for the first round varies.

However there a appears to be a window of about three weeks. Most candidates hear something by the end of the second week.

Follow up with human resources if you haven't heard anything by the second or 3rd week. Send an Email or call but don't over do it or you'll risk sounding desperate.

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Some won't respond/will delay response if you don't make the cut. Sometimes they're waiting to see who will accept a superday before making the final call.

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Feb 13, 2012

Depends on the banks. American BBs usually call the next day, while some might take upwards of a week.

SSK

Feb 13, 2012

Depends on the banks. American BBs usually call the next day, while some might take upwards of a week.

SSK

Feb 13, 2012

I heard back the same day, granted it was the last OCR campus interview day.

Feb 13, 2012

Do they ever just not respond? What if a weekend is involved?

Feb 13, 2012

By the end of the week

Feb 13, 2012

Some won't respond/will delay response if you don't make the cut. Sometimes they're waiting to see who will accept a superday before making the final call.

Feb 13, 2012

Really depends, seems like it's usually by the end of the week or ~1 week

Feb 13, 2012

I keep reading on here that with bulge brackets your supposed to hear back immediately...

I can confirm while after a SUPERDAY it's GREAT to hear back immediately afterwords (within say 48 business hours), it does not necessarily mean that not hearing back within that time frame excludes you from getting an offer at all - nor does it absolutely mean your on the wait-list.

Additionally, you DO NOT NEED to hear back from OCR first rounds immediately to be considered for a superday. Obviously, hearing back quickly is fantastic, but every bank/firm is on its own track and by definition most schools with OCR have agreements with the institutions that use it -- at my school, for example, we are not allowed to be given exploding offers -- and we are required to have at least two weeks upon receiving an offer to decide.

After a week of waiting from your first round it's no problem reaching out to the recruiter/HR and asking for a status update. I had a first round OCR with two groups within one BB and after a week and a half was contacted by HR saying I was invited to both super days but had to choose one (the HR was working within one of the two divisions i was offered a superday in, and already knew i was offered a superday for the other division all the while I had yet to be notified rom either). Several days later, after deciding to go with the other division, I had yet to hear back from that divisions HR and upon reaching out was immediately invited to a superday - they lost track of info and I simply needed to be persistent.

thus, be persistent and follow up but do so respectfully.

Feb 13, 2012

Lets just say that I heard back from Goldman Sachs after 1st round OCR 2 WEEKS after for a superday.

Feb 13, 2012

Is it bad form to call HR to ask when to expect to hear back?

Feb 13, 2012

Really depends. Sometimes I hear back the day of and two banks waited over a month. Just make sure to follow up

Feb 20, 2012
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