It's been a little over 3 weeks since the super day. Should I cut my losses?

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I haven't heard from HR or anyone.

Having a quarter life crisis. Should I cut my losses? I'm probably on the waitlist, right?

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Oct 31, 2017

ya bail

Oct 31, 2017

if they call you later then it'll be a nice surprise, but I wouldn't wait on that anymore

Oct 31, 2017

You're fucked. Sorry man, it happened to me recently as well. These days it seems like if you dont hear back within three days you're really not likely to get the slot

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Oct 31, 2017

You should never step your foot off the gas pedal. Don't stop recruiting until you have an offer in your hand. I got rejected from a BB 1.5 week after my super day and lost of a lot of time when I could be pushing.

Oct 31, 2017

I'd try to get into contact and write a follow-up message just to make sure.

Nov 1, 2017

If there's a banker you were close with, can be good to reach out to him/her in addition to HR; may be more willing to give you the downlow over a phone call.

Nov 1, 2017

i personally think its a ding. Typically they will respond on the same day if they liked you.

Nov 1, 2017

Generally means a ding. I was contacted once 3 weeks after a superday and was given an offer. I told them I had accepted elsewhere (due to an exploding offer), and the lady made a snide remark about how some banks aren't as flexible as others.

Nov 1, 2017

I'm in the same boat with Morgan Stanley. I had a Summer Research Associate super day two weeks back and haven't heard back at this point. I e-mailed the recruiter a couple days ago but did not get a reply. My guess is that they had other candidates who they made an offer to, and are waiting to hear back from them before making an offer or (more likely) dinging. Its a frustrating process to say the least...

Nov 1, 2017

I imagine some people get rejected soon after so let's assume that I (and you ZBov - though I am going for the Summer Analyst position) am on a waitlist.

Do you guys know the usual time before expiry for those offers which some people get soon after the superday? It must be that case that they will have to decide in the not so distant future...

Nov 1, 2017

my experience with ms is that they are sometimes pretty slow moving. everywhere else, though, that generally means a ding.

Nov 1, 2017

its usually a ding...sorry man

Nov 1, 2017

Yeah you're on a waitlist

Nov 1, 2017

is it MS/GS?

These seem to be very slow over here, I only got a reply after about 2 weeks. Dont sweat it.

Also, dont email - call. If you dont know the number - call the switchboard and ask for Graduate Recruitment. It's OK to call and ask.

Good luck!

"Every man should lose a battle in his youth, so he does not lose a war when he is old"

Nov 1, 2017

Usually you hear back within 24 hours.. some banks are slower (MS definitely), though. Unfortunately, as of right now I would think you don't have a spot and unless someone doesn't accept you will not be working at this firm.

Nov 1, 2017
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