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Feb 12, 2009

Yes. I'd give a call near EOB tomorrow or sometime Monday just to see when you can expect an answer

Feb 12, 2009

From my experience, if you are likely to receive an offer they will contact you VERY SOON after an interview (sometimes on the same day). If there's an official date that they release decisions, they will call you to give you a heads up that they "liked your performance".

On the other hand, if it's been a long time after your Superday and you still haven't heard back, you're probably on the waitlist. Basically they are waiting to hear back from the people that they offered, and if those spots don't fill up, they will go down that list.

Feb 12, 2009

The longest I've had to wait to hear after a superday interview was between 3 and 4 months. The call I received was not a rejection. That is not to say that your chances of receiving an offer improve with time. I once waited over a month for a rejection call; at another time I simply did not hear back at all.

From my experience, it really depends on the office/firm. Since I never moved to contact HR during my long waits, I can't speak to whether or not you should reach out to them.

Feb 12, 2009

I am in a similar situation. Had a superday about a week ago and have not heard back.

Is there a problem with not contacting the interviewer to follow up? Could that hurt my chances on a wait list? The reason I ask is that I have superdays next week and would much rather say that I recently had a superday with BB bank and am still waiting to hear back, rather than saying I was rejected.

Feb 12, 2009

@big10banker:

If it's only been a week since your superday I would definitely sit put a little while longer. Like I said, I don't have any experience with reaching out to HR during waiting periods; however, I would think that it would come off as a little insecure if you were to call/email only a week after your interviews. I don't think there is anything inherently "wrong" with following up...you just don't want to come off as insecure/jumpy.

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Feb 13, 2009
IBchimp:

@big10banker:

If it's only been a week since your superday I would definitely sit put a little while longer. Like I said, I don't have any experience with reaching out to HR during waiting periods; however, I would think that it would come off as a little insecure if you were to call/email only a week after your interviews. I don't think there is anything inherently "wrong" with following up...you just don't want to come off as insecure/jumpy.

Not if you're calling b/c you have another offer and need to decide... it might make you more desirable

Feb 13, 2009
you-down-with-SEC:
IBchimp:

@big10banker:

If it's only been a week since your superday I would definitely sit put a little while longer. Like I said, I don't have any experience with reaching out to HR during waiting periods; however, I would think that it would come off as a little insecure if you were to call/email only a week after your interviews. I don't think there is anything inherently "wrong" with following up...you just don't want to come off as insecure/jumpy.

Not if you're calling b/c you have another offer and need to decide... it might make you more desirable

Good point.

Feb 13, 2009

Most likely you're screwed with this one. Time to send your cover letter/resume somewhere else...

Feb 13, 2009

chillllllllllllllllll

Feb 13, 2009

ive been trying to man. easier said than done i suppose

Feb 13, 2009

Go get wasted, get up tomorrow, and continue to network in case things don't work out. That's all you can do.

Feb 13, 2009

What do you mean by "boutique"? If this is a really small place, they may just be taking their time. Since small banks rarely have a dedicated HR team, they need to balance recruiting and their normal work, which is tough.

Feb 13, 2009

Depends on the shop really. Some do, some don't. Keep your head up though.

Feb 13, 2009

I think there can be liability issues, so firms that don't have a well-oiled recruiting machine might forego the rejection letter/call entirely. I had a similar situation - three trips up to their office, met with a ton of people, never heard a word. Talked to the recruiter who set up everything and he said the bank had gone cold on him as well. A week later, I see the same position with the same bank on the WSO jobs sidebar haha.

Feb 13, 2009

Depends on the firm & the people involved in the process. In some instances, you will hear back on a rejection from HR if they were involved in the process. If you interact directly with the hiring MD's, you usually don't hear anything if you've been rejected. Like I said, it's case by case with every firm.

Feb 13, 2009

Thanks for the feedback. Man, I don't see why a standard template rejection email from HR would be a liability at all for them. Just cause I am neurotic I will call HR to confirm (last I spoke they said it was ongoing), but I think I have about .00000000000001% of getting the job. Still going to chase it down. I have the hiring manager's number might even give that person a call as well. I am not going to be rude or anything, worst they can say is sorry you didn't get the job. Or they could just screen their phone calls forever.

Feb 13, 2009

I feel your frustration. Was told 1 week, we are now in week 3. I've mentally filed it under "not happening" and I'm moving on with my life but it's definitely tough. If I did not already have a FT I would be losing my marbles, definitely wouldn't hurt them to just say "no."

Feb 13, 2009

varies across the industry. sometimes you hear back within hours, days or weeks. most likely HR is bringing new candidates to the firm and they might want to compare across all candidates before making an offer. so keep your head up!

Feb 13, 2009

Same shit happened to me with a megafund for a vp role. Did multiple rounds, presented a damn case study that ruined a weekend and met with principals, PMs, head of the group. Whole process took 3 months, no joke, so I thought it was just dragged on b/c at that level, there isn't a formal recruiting process with a superday that lasts like 2 weeks max from beginning to end. Anyway, they went cold turkey on me for a month even though I had been exchanging emails with them. Finally the HH just told me they dinged me after all that.

Feb 13, 2009

Yes.

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Feb 13, 2009

If the superday was on Thursday/Friday give it until the following Wednesday. Something could've come up on a live deal that is taking precedent. Generally offers will go out within 0-2 business days.

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Feb 13, 2009

Its probably time to start moving on, you may still be in the running. But I would start to focus your attention elsewhere, nothing you can do about it now.

Feb 13, 2009

They are probably waiting to confirm all the acceptances/rejections of their offers before they notify everyone else.

Oh, and you should *never* forego or delay too long another opportunity. You are better off telling this place they are your no. 1 choice but that you have an offer elsewhere. That will at least speed up their response to you.

Feb 13, 2009

Many banks never get back to you if you were rejected. They want to avoid potential lawsuits and getting into arguments about whether or not the candidate was qualified.

mrb87:

Oh, and you should *never* forego or delay too long another opportunity. You are better off telling this place they are your no. 1 choice but that you have an offer elsewhere. That will at least speed up their response to you.

HUGE +1. You always need to line up backups.

Feb 13, 2009

Unfortunately, this is how recruiting goes in IB. I certainly don't think it's right to go silent after a candidate has taken the time to interview in person, but it is the norm.

Feb 13, 2009

You're wait listed or didn't get the job. If you got it, they'd call back same day after you left the office or after the weekend. They probably won't get back to you with a no, because they're waiting to hear back from the current people with offers. If they don't fill their class entirely, you still might make it in.

Feb 13, 2009
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