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Old 07-13-2016, 04:01 AM
 
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I just had an interview and it went well and ended with a tour of the office and a discussion of the training I would undergo. Does this mean I'm going to get the job?
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Old 07-13-2016, 04:51 AM
 
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It could go either way. It's either a very good thing, or something they do for every candidate.

That being said, I've never been given a tour and NOT gotten the job.
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Old 07-13-2016, 05:11 AM
 
Location: Pittsford, NY
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I just had an interview and it went well and ended with a tour of the office and a discussion of the training I would undergo. Does this mean I'm going to get the job?
I would consider that a real positive. When the opposite happens and you get a 30 minute interview of generalities in some front office with no tour of facilities or labs or anything else, that is a definite negative.
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Old 07-13-2016, 05:46 AM
 
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It's a good sign but the only thing that means you got the job is when you get the job.

Best of luck.
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Old 07-13-2016, 05:54 AM
 
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It means nothing. Sometimes the tours mean we want you to like the place, sometimes its a time killer so they are going to skip having you meet with someone else, sometimes its just a standard thing they do.
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Old 07-13-2016, 07:31 AM
 
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It can go either way. Here's my recent experience back in May of this year:

I had what thought was a fantastic interview with a world renowned electronics, gaming and VR company. After my interview, the HR person showed me around the campus, then took me to the on-site gym where she said "you will be working out here" and then showed me the massage room. She also took me through the cafeteria and then proceeded to explain the employee discount on their products in great detail. I felt great afterwards, though was I still skeptical (I've been around...). Two days later I received the canned email rejection "...we moved forward with another candidate who was a better fit." I didn't even get the respect of a personalized email rejection. Oh well, their loss.

Job hunting is brutal - especially in the SF Bay Area.
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Old 07-13-2016, 08:43 AM
 
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Eh, most of the time an office tour is pretty standard for you to see the area that you might be working in and to meet some folks along the way. It's not a guarantee that you'll get the job but getting a tour is certainly better than not getting one.
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Old 07-13-2016, 09:13 AM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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Might also be the opportunity for potential coworkers to observe you and provide their input.
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Old 07-13-2016, 09:49 AM
 
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Job interviews go both ways. They are looking at you, but all else being equal (which isn't generally true these days), you are looking at them as well. You want to see that the place isn't a dump and get a glimpse of the work environment.


Having said that, all of the above posters have pretty much discussed all possibilities: Time killer, show and tell time, maybe they really want to show you the work place, maybe they do it for everyone that can fog a mirror, or maybe....slight chance....they think you might be the one.
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Old 07-13-2016, 09:55 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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As a hiring manager, I try to avoid showing the place to a candidate who I feel may not fit in. However, sometimes they enter through the wrong door or the open conference room is all the way on the other end of the office and I feel obligated to explain each work section as we snake around the office. I definitely don't introduce the team or anything though.
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