How Long Does it Take to Hear Back from a Superday Interview?

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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?

I Haven't Heard Back After Super Day Interview

Response times after super day interviews will vary by firm and by division.

Generally speaking, at bulge bracket firms for entry level positions, you will get a response after a super day within 2 - 3 days with some firms responding same day. However, these timelines are not guaranteed.

For smaller firms, there will likely be less of a defined HR structure and therefore it can take longer to hear back after your interview.

When interviewing it is wise to ask when you can expect to hear back about next steps. If you haven't heard back within that period, it is safe to reach out to HR to ask about your status.

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Comments (77)

Jan 30, 2014

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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Jan 31, 2014

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

Jan 31, 2014

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

Jan 31, 2014

Gotta be patient and pushing ahead with other places.

Jan 31, 2014

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.

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Dec 31, 2014

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Dec 31, 2014

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.

Dec 31, 2014

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.

Dec 31, 2014

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.

Dec 31, 2014

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?

Dec 31, 2014

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.

Dec 31, 2014

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

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Dec 31, 2014

same day or next day.

Dec 31, 2014

A few hours after the superday ends.

Dec 31, 2014

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

Dec 31, 2014

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

Dec 31, 2014

The same day/night or the next day.

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Dec 31, 2014

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.

Dec 31, 2014

I got mine yesterday having interviewed last Wednesday.

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Dec 31, 2014

You mean for first rounds?

Dec 31, 2014

superday

Dec 31, 2014

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

Dec 31, 2014

I know there is a superday this Friday

Dec 31, 2014

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

Dec 31, 2014

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

Dec 31, 2014

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

Dec 31, 2014

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.

Dec 31, 2014

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...

Dec 31, 2014
givemeajobplease:

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.

Dec 31, 2014

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

Dec 31, 2014

I shouldn't wait till next week?

Dec 31, 2014

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.

Dec 31, 2014

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

Dec 31, 2014

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.

Dec 31, 2014

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

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Dec 31, 2014

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?

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Dec 31, 2014

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.

Dec 31, 2014

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.

Dec 31, 2014

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...

Dec 31, 2014

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

Dec 31, 2014

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

Dec 31, 2014

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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Dec 31, 2014

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.

Dec 31, 2014

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.

Dec 31, 2014

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

Dec 31, 2014

Hey just wondering if you heard back yet?

Dec 31, 2014

probably on the wait-list

Dec 31, 2014

when is it*

Dec 31, 2014

there's an edit feature...

Dec 31, 2014

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

When in doubt...Dick Pick

Dec 31, 2014

Wait 2 weeks and follow up. Good luck.

Dec 31, 2014

Any chance your superday was in Houston?

Dec 31, 2014

It was in NYC..

Dec 31, 2014

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.

Dec 31, 2014

Well did you inform them of your timeline?

Dec 31, 2014

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

Dec 31, 2014

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

Dec 31, 2014

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

Dec 31, 2014

yes i would send an email to the decsion maker which isnt hr and inform them of the situation but work in the fact that you are very interested in the position. or you could always accept the position then reneg if you get the other

Dec 31, 2014

Yep! Just sent one interviewer a note! Thank you for the suggestion!

Dec 31, 2014

If you're supposed to be notified today, then just wait and see. If you're not notified, you're not their first choice.

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