Time Between Verbal Offer and Written Offer?

So I received an offer to internally transition into Management Consulting within my firm. I received my formal offer, and about a week after not hearing back from the recruiter, I followed up with her to check on the status of the offer, to which she responded, "I am still waiting for the final approval for the transfer.  I will follow up as soon as I hear back."

It has now been three weeks since I reached out to her (4 since I received the verbal offer) and decided to reach out to the recruiter again, to which she responded, "I am still waiting for the final approval for the transfer.  I will follow up as soon as I hear back."

I'm having a hard time understanding why it would take any company 4+ weeks to extend a written offer after already extending a verbal offer to a candidate. I'm sitting on pins and needles and the company isn't giving me any information in regards to when the transition will occur, salary, etc.

I'm a worrying to much about this? I feel like there isn't much I can do as the only person who has the answer is the recruiter who won't give me the detailed information. Should I just remain patient? Any advice on what could be happening behind the scenes?

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Dec 31, 1969 - 7:01pm

Time from verbal offer to contract (Originally Posted: 02/22/2012)

Hi so I just received an offer from an IB for a Summer Associate internship at a BB, I accepted the verbal offer last Friday, to which they responded they have decided to give contracts by EMAIL.

It is Tuesday and have no response, when should I contact HR?

Dec 31, 1969 - 7:03pm

It took me about two weeks from the verbal to get the letter via email. Right now they will do their final compliance/background check before sending you the final letter.

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