Confused with the onsite result - is it Yes?
I’m facing a weird situation and would like to know what you guys think?
Gave an on-site interview at a series D startup recently and recruiter called back yesterday saying that ‘you are the top candidate’, but team still need a couple of weeks to wrap up other candidates’ interviews. When I mentioned that I have a couple of offers at hand, recruiter consulted the team and called back saying that they would like to move ahead with next steps - 2 online tests (finished them last night)
Today - hiring manager called me and said that you are the top candidate so far and did great in tests, but they need a couple of weeks to make the decision. When I asked - what’s stopping you from making a decision if you guys like me? Manager’s response was that the process is rigorous and would appreciate if I could extend the deadline of my other 2 offers.
Does this make sense? I’m really interested in joining this startup, but not sure if I would be getting an offer. Shall I have a follow up call with the recruiter?
I would really appreciate any insights/advise. Thank you in advance.