Ok, I have set up my own account just so I can have a rant on this board.
I went to a Smith and Williamson assessment day and was told I would hear within a week - if not, then I should give them a call. I then phoned them about 7 or 8 times over the next 5 weeks, being constantly told that they would get straight back to me, and I felt they were quite hostile on occasions even though I somehow managed to stay calm. Finally I sent an email to their recruitment team, 5 and a half weeks after the assessment day, saying that I really want to hear back because I’m so passionate about working for them. They then sent me an email the next day saying I’d failed.
5 and a half weeks. Un Be Lieve A Ble