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Old 01-15-2014, 05:31 PM
 
Location: Santa Rosa
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This is pretty standard now a days for decent paying jobs.
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Old 01-15-2014, 05:38 PM
 
Location: Eastern Washington
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OP, I guess you just have to judge how much you want this job against the unusual 5 interviews. It does make me wonder how the people who are not making the decision to hire you or someone else promptly respond when they need to make a critical decision pronto. As happens sometimes in business.
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Old 01-15-2014, 05:38 PM
 
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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.
Ridiculous!
How much of your time and your gasoline going back and forth to them...have you devoted to them, and they have given you nothing?

If I went to this fifth interview I would point-blank them right there in the interview...ASK for the job, and point out you have done everything they have asked of you, including four previous interviews, all at the expense of your time and your gas.
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Old 01-15-2014, 05:41 PM
 
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If they are this indecisive, it may not be a good place to work anyways
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Old 01-15-2014, 05:43 PM
 
Location: Eastern Washington
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You do have to wonder, if they are jerking you around like this before you even sign on, how well or not they would treat you as an employee.

Around here usually one interview is enough, maybe 2 in unusual circumstances. But I guess that's an engineering outfit for you.
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Old 01-15-2014, 05:49 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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Do you want the job or not? If not tell them so. That way they can give it to someone who is motivated enough to complete the interview process.

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Old 01-15-2014, 05:51 PM
 
Location: Metro Detroit, Michigan
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This is pretty standard now a days for decent paying jobs.
Unless you're referring to CEO level jobs, or your definition of "decent" is vastly different than mine, I would have to disagree. The largest number of interviews I have been asked to attend was, although there was one exception, where they expected me to make it for a third. I respectfully declined.
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Old 01-15-2014, 05:54 PM
 
Location: Raleigh NC
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Since September, huh?

Seems to me the same thing will happen when you are due for a bonus, a promotion, a vacation request, whatever...if you decide to work for this $()&*(^&*() company, be prepared to WAIT FOREVER and be strung along the entire time you work for them.

If it walks like a duck, looks like a duck, it's a duck.
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Old 01-15-2014, 06:04 PM
 
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Just go take the damn interview. beggars can't be choosers.
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Old 01-15-2014, 06:08 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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I started my current job in September. It is a wonderful job, wonderful company, and wonderful people.

It started with a brief phone screening interview, then another day a full phone interview with the recruiter, then the next week two back to back panel in-person interviews, then finally the week after that an in-person interview with the two directors.

I am so glad I didn't give up or feel like they were wasting my time, because it was certainly worth it.
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