I agree with the comments from the previous poster. My situation with DC was even more bizzare. I was being considered for a position in their CIO advisory practice Strats and Ops divison. I had three in depth one on one interviews with directors, over the course of three months. First interview one was so-so. Didnt get too much enthusasim and wouldnt have been surprised if it hadnt progressed further based on how interview went. Despite, this I as asked to consider role in CIO practice. Next two interviews, however, were the complete opposite, with actual people in CIO and there was positive rapport being built and a match in terms of requried skills and experience. It convinced me that this was the place to work and set up home for forseeable future. However, no offer resulted, and some digging indicated that it was the first director who i saw that scuppered the whole deal. From my perspective, a complete waste of time and effort on part of both sides. Had that initial director, who wasnt even in CIO acted as he did in the end (3 months earlier!) DC could have saved a number of people a lot of time and effort. Even though some time has passed since then, I'm still a bit aggreived at the whole process, since if one goes to final interview and the interviewer wants you on board, then one would think job is yours.