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

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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Jan 31, 2014 - 1:41am

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

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Dec 31, 2014 - 3:15pm

How long until you hear back? (Originally Posted: 02/05/2008)

I had interviews yesterday and today. How long until they get back to you? Also, Does it take longer for them to get back if you didn't make it?


Dec 31, 2014 - 3:17pm

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.
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 - 3:19pm

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 - 3:20pm

When to hear back from interview in this market? (Originally Posted: 10/14/2008)

Well its been 2 weeks since I had an interview for an ER position and I was supposed to hear back by yesterday. My interviewer told me to feel free to call him if I don't hear back in time but with the current crisis and all I'm thinking maybe I should give them more time before I contact them. Do you guys think I should wait a little longer or contact them?

Dec 31, 2014 - 3:28pm

The same day/night or the next day.

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Dec 31, 2014 - 3:30pm

I got mine yesterday having interviewed last Wednesday.

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Dec 31, 2014 - 3:37pm

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 - 3:39pm

superday hear back (Originally Posted: 02/02/2012)

So I had a superday earlier today that was two or so hours long and ended in the middle of the day. Afterwords I was told it is early in the process and I should hear back sometime soon. Typically I've read that if your a great candidate you'll hear at the end of the day, but from what I was told this firm is still very early in the process?

I'd love to hear your thoughts?

Dec 31, 2014 - 3:40pm

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 - 3:41pm

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 - 3:42pm

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 - 3:43pm

Waiting to hear back from First rd (Originally Posted: 05/09/2012)

I had an interview for a FT position about 2 weeks ago and the person said they couldn't give me a time line when I would hear back. I figured I try to email them to ask about it this week. But it's been a few days since I emailed and I still not have heard back. When should I try to reach out again?


Dec 31, 2014 - 3:44pm

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

Talent is hitting a target no one can hit. Genius is hitting a target no one can see.
Dec 31, 2014 - 3:46pm

If you don't hear back within 2 days of a superday are you screwed? (Originally Posted: 10/15/2012)

superday last week.

My good friend and fellow summer analyst I hung out with a lot got his offer Monday morning. I still haven't heard back. Does this mean I'm screwed?

Looks like Plan B.

If I don't get into a New York bank I have a shot at a good regional boutique bank. Is it possible to work my way up 3 years in a M&A boutique then top business school and then lateral to a Bulge Bracket afterwards?

Or does that simply never happen.

Dec 31, 2014 - 3:47pm

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 - 3:50pm

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

"Respect others in their view, and demand that they respect yours. Love your life, perfect your life, beautify all things in your life."
Dec 31, 2014 - 3:51pm

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?

Dec 31, 2014 - 3:52pm

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 - 3:53pm

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 - 3:57pm

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 - 4:01pm

Anyone hear back from Goldman New Analyst ? (Originally Posted: 10/17/2012)

I had my 2013 Finance New Analyst superday last week in Goldman Jersey City office. Still waiting for a decision. Anyone hear back from them yet?

Dec 31, 2014 - 4:03pm

BB superday hear back (Originally Posted: 01/18/2013)

Hi everyone, I recently went through final rounds with a BB and the HR lady told me that I would hear back the results within a week.
Does this mean that I am wait listed and that they are waiting to see if anyone on the top list rejects their offer?
Thanks in advance.

Dec 31, 2014 - 4:04pm

probably on the wait-list

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Dec 31, 2014 - 4:05pm

When is normal to hear back after a banking interview process? (Originally Posted: 07/15/2013)

I finished up a long interview process last week that was composed of 2 phone interviews, followed by a superday, followed by another round which had another phone interview, a modeling exercise, and a writing part. Still didn't hear back after one week. Is it normal to reject a candidate to simply not respond, especially this late in the process?

For some background, this is a MM bank for a First Year Analyst position.

Dec 31, 2014 - 4:08pm

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 - 4:10pm

How long after super day do you usually hear back? (Originally Posted: 12/19/2014)

Hi! I just had an IBD SA super day with Barclays. The thing is that I have another exploding offer next Monday, Dec 22. I emailed the HR before about this deadline but she didn't get back to me, and today I didn't have a chance to ask her either.

How long does it usually take to hear back? Any suggestions for my situation?

Dec 31, 2014 - 4:20pm

When to hear back after super day (Wells Fargo Summer Securities)? (Originally Posted: 12/07/2015)

I did a diversity program through Wells Fargo, then did a phone screening, and then advanced to the super day which was on the 4th. We're apparently supposed to be notified today if we got in or not. The position is for the Sophomore Securities Analyst position. You could only have done the super day if you did a diversity program. I'm just super nervous and really anxious. As a sophomore, I'm desperate for anything over the summer and I really liked Wells Fargo and their program. I just wanted to know when people usually hear back so I can stop freaking out

Jul 3, 2018 - 10:14am

So I had a super day last Friday for a summer analyst role and they told me they would have feed back for me by yesterday. They did call me yesterday, but they said that because of the 4th of July week, they needed more time to decide and would get back to me by next Monday the latest.

Does this mean I'm most likely on the wait list or is it possible they just genuinely need more time because of people taking time off etc?

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