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Old 01-19-2014, 08:39 AM
 
Location: St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
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Do you think they intend to even hire for this position? WTF is going on?
Impossible to answer. I offered my opinion earlier and can only stick with that. Cheers!
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Old 01-19-2014, 11:45 AM
 
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This sounds absolutely crazy to me. I am job searching right now but am employed and I'd imagine by now, I'd stop taking time off from work for interviews. Then again, my current position hired me on the basis of an e-mail interview where they asked me some questions about if I thought I could handle the job and my past experience, and I had to send a writing sample. (I'm in media.) I got a start date and knew who I would be training with and reporting to not long after that.

(I work remotely and yes this is a legitimate company. They have been a good place to work and were bought by a bigger company last year.)

It sounds like the company is too picky or indecisive. I could not keep going through this unless it was my only option or I really, really, REALLY wanted the job for some other reason.
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Old 01-19-2014, 11:57 AM
 
Location: Chicago area
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It sounds like the company is too picky or indecisive. I could not keep going through this unless it was my only option or I really, really, REALLY wanted the job for some other reason.
This is beyond picky and indecisive this is dysfunction on a level that is unimaginable outside of government.
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Old 01-19-2014, 12:06 PM
 
Location: DFW
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This sounds like you're interviewing for Google, Goldman Sachs, or the FBI..
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Old 01-19-2014, 12:40 PM
 
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I was told by the hiring manager that, since so many people are involved in the process, it takes a lot of time, sometimes. I scheduled the follow up interview with them - it's not until a month and a half from now!

Do you think they intend to even hire for this position? WTF is going on?

That is something you need to ask them. And I would have when you scheduled this latest interview.

You could do it in a polite and tactful manner, but I would be asking if this is the final interview. When do they see this position actually being filled.

You didn't say whether you're employed or not, but to have to take time off from work and make excuses to your current employer starts to become noticed by coworkers and bosses.

I guess the only upside to this is has been going on for so long and now you won't interview with them again until March, it doesn't look as obvious as someone who has to take time off within a shorter time frame.
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Old 01-19-2014, 01:07 PM
 
Location: Temporarily, in Limerick
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I was told by the hiring manager that, since so many people are involved in the process, it takes a lot of time, sometimes. I scheduled the follow up interview with them - it's not until a month and a half from now!

Do you think they intend to even hire for this position? WTF is going on?
It certainly sounds unorthodox (although, you've just said their normal hiring process is lengthy), but as many of us have said, only you can decide. If interviewing is not eating away vacation days at your current job or making your boss suspicious or causing you great stress, why not see it through to the end, if you need or want the job?

Who knows, perhaps part of their testing process is to weed out those who aren't persistent enough to stick with the runaround to the end, as it's an indication one can't deal with the delays or red tape which might be encountered on daily projects. Or, maybe they're waiting for you to speak up & take charge. All anyone can do is guess & all you can do is ask them for further detailed clarification, perhaps in the next interview or before setting it up. You've met a good deal of people at the company. Can you imagine yourself working for those interviewing you? Do people looked stressed out or content? What's your overall feeling of the environment? Going with your gut instinct is probably your best guide.

BTW, have you googled or checked sites like glassdoor.com to see what others may have said about this company & their hiring practices? It may glean useful info & answers to your time related q's. Best of luck.
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Old 01-19-2014, 02:54 PM
 
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Theyre probably trying to decide between you and other finalists.
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Old 01-19-2014, 03:33 PM
 
Location: Durham
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Yes, aggravating but if you need the job it may be worth doing. They must be seriously considering you or you would have gotten round filed after your 1st interview.
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Old 01-19-2014, 04:54 PM
 
Location: NE Mississippi
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I have been interviewing for a position with the same company since September. I have gone on four interviews, which includes panel interviews, one-on-ones and phone interviews. I was informed last week that they want me to come in for yet another, fifth interview. This would be with several people I've already talked to. This is a respectable, mid-level position, but by no means a leadership, executive role (the type of positions I've understandably seen people put through the ringer to get). I just don't get it. I am tired and not even sure if they feel I am "the" one. Feels like a run-around.
I wouldn't put up with it. Obviously, this company suffers from "Corporate Constipation". They go the the right spot, make all the appropriate moves, but nothing happens.
Stop calling them back.
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Old 01-19-2014, 07:04 PM
 
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This is beyond picky and indecisive this is dysfunction on a level that is unimaginable outside of government.
It absolutely is. It shouldn't take no more than 3 interviews. If it's taking longer than that, then it's not worth it.

Well, not to ME.
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