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Old 03-10-2014, 02:18 PM   #1
 
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Default Does anyone work in HR for a large company?

I am curious about the length of time it takes to respond to candidates after multiple interviews. I know every company is different.

My DH had an interview the end of January. He was called back to meet again with the same potential boss in early February, plus he interviewed with another manager and the general manager of the whole company.

After those were done, at the end of last month he was called to do a phone interview with a potential co worker .

The company is hiring for four positions in the same department.

Right before the last interview that was with the potential co-worker, HR told him the last round "went well."

He was also told the salary range, hours, asked about a start date, and was sent information to print out about their benefits.

Since the phone interview with the potential co-worker, he has not heard a single word.

This company has been really slow with every step. They were bought out by a larger company recently, and that seems to have slowed things down even more.

Do they wait until all the positions are screened for before contacting anyone if they are filling multiple positions?

Or we just give up hope at this point? It seems odd to do FIVE interviews and be told salary, benefits (and given benefits info in writing) and get asked about a start date and then hear nothing.

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Old 03-10-2014, 03:48 PM   #2
 
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I am curious about the length of time it takes to respond to candidates after multiple interviews. I know every company is different.

My DH had an interview the end of January. He was called back to meet again with the same potential boss in early February, plus he interviewed with another manager and the general manager of the whole company.

After those were done, at the end of last month he was called to do a phone interview with a potential co worker .

The company is hiring for four positions in the same department.

Right before the last interview that was with the potential co-worker, HR told him the last round "went well."

He was also told the salary range, hours, asked about a start date, and was sent information to print out about their benefits.

Since the phone interview with the potential co-worker, he has not heard a single word.

This company has been really slow with every step. They were bought out by a larger company recently, and that seems to have slowed things down even more.

Do they wait until all the positions are screened for before contacting anyone if they are filling multiple positions?

Or we just give up hope at this point? It seems odd to do FIVE interviews and be told salary, benefits (and given benefits info in writing) and get asked about a start date and then hear nothing.

Thanks!
Sherry
It could be anything. He should email the recruiter and say he is checking in on the status of the position and ask whether they have made a decision.
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Old 03-11-2014, 07:26 AM   #3
 
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I agree. Call or email and ask about the status of the position. Every company is different unfortunately.

For instance, I interviewed for my current position and was contacted within the week with an offer.

I interviewed for a different organization (at the end of June last year) and didn't hear anything until the last week of July/first week of August. They wanted to interview me again but I had already accepted my current one. Then I heard back in October from the recruiter saying that the position had been filled. So....some companies can take months, while others can take days or weeks. It depends on the need and who is handling it. Best of luck to him! It sounds like he has a really good shot at it.
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Old 03-11-2014, 07:40 AM   #4
 
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I don't work HR, but I do work for a very large institution. Sometimes it takes a while, and most likely they will review all the applicants/interviewees before making decisions, at least in my experience. I had to wait about 2 weeks before I heard about my job, but she gave me the warning ahead of time. I also had a feeling I got the job at the interview, and I was right. There were 2 positions open when I interviewed.

I agree, if you feel like you should've heard something by now, I would shoot an email or a quick call to thank them for the interviews and check the status.
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Thank you! For some reason I did not receive notice of the additional replies.

I'll try to persuade him to send a short follow up note.

The waiting is torture....

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I would just call the HR manager (instead of emailing) to cut thru the BS & red tape.

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Absolutely get in contact with the recruiter! Not only does it let them know he's still interested in the position, but he may get an idea of when he'll get an answer.
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Yes I too would call. I was in a similar position with my current job. Interview went really well but didn't hear anything for a week. I debating on calling for a few days then finally just made the call. It's a good thing I did bc they told me although I was one of their top picks they were having trouble reaching my references. I provided them some different contact number and 2 days later I finally got the offer. My first day they told me it was a good thing I called bc they might have just moved on to someone else if I hadn't
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Old 03-12-2014, 09:15 PM   #9
 
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At my company, when we like someone, they get called the next day.
The end of January seems like a really long time.
I still would call HR but I think it is way past due. "We are still interviewing" is a line we tell the people we don't want to turn down to their face. We all speak right after the interview and decide if we are going to make an offer or continue interviewing. Two seconds after that the decision gets made. There is no second thoughts, there is no comparing someone we interviewed a month ago.

They obviously liked your husband, they were thinking about it, but I don't think he will get the job.
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If it was the public sector, I'd say this is normal. Not so much for private (ime).

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Every company is different. We have had friends who have interviewed for jobs and received offers two months (private sector) after their interviews ended.

His last interview was about ten business days ago. He went through three separate rounds which started at the end of January.

He did follow up and was told they are making a decision within the next week and a half. They are interviewing for four positions at once, so it is a long drawn out process. They want to finish interviews for all four positions before making any offers.

Nes-congrats on your job! I am so glad it worked out for you.

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