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Old 07-18-2016, 01:02 PM
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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Back in 2009-11 when we had a lot of candidates to interview we never gave tours until after an offer was accepted, just because we like to treat everyone the same and it took too much time. Now that the economy is so much better, if only interviewing 4-5 people we will take the time to walk them through the work area. The selected person, after accepting, will get a much more thorough tour and meet the staff before starting. You really cannot use an office tour as a sign of success.
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Old 07-18-2016, 07:14 PM
Location: Wisconsin
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I had office tour back in February for over 30 minutes. Didn't get the job. Alot of companies make this part of their interview process, so I would say no doesn't mean much.
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Old 08-17-2016, 10:34 AM
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All the jobs I've gotten, I've never gotten a tour. All the places that have given me a tour (only about four or five places), didn't offer me a job. IMO, I think tours are stupid unless the space is small. You won't be in every place they're showing you. I actually had one tour where they knew where they were putting the candidate, as the person was retiring, it felt very obvious to me they were just showing me around because the person before me was having a long interview. That place was a wreck. The boss spoke very little English and there was a translator and he was rude. The boss, not the translator.
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