Got A Verbal Confirmation Of A Job Offer

New QcbB04
Sep 10 16 Comments

After what I consider to be a lengthy, time consuming interviewing process (7 interviews across 7 weeks) I got a call from the recruiter saying they would be sending me an offer on Monday. The recruiter said that on Friday, and today is Tuesday.

Yesterday (Monday) I get an email stating that we will be rescheduling our to a 15 minute call tomorrow (Wednesday) to go over the job offer.

This doesn’t seem like nearly enough time to thoroughly go over a contract, which I haven’t even seen yet, so I’m assuming that we wont be able to wrap up this process tomorrow.

It feels like the company has been dragging its feet through the entire process and I’m beginning to think I should just move on. If the company is conducting the hiring process like this, I’m not sure how well they’re conducting the rest of their business.

What should I do/say/ask during my phone call tomorrow?

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TOP 16 Comments
  • Amazon jtwotwo
    15 mins for job offer call isn't out of ordinary. they tell you the comp, perhaps benefits. they'll then send you the offer in writing and allow you to review and ask questions in a subsequent call if necessary.
    Sep 10 3
    • New QcbB04
      OP
      Alright, a bit new to the whole evaluating offers experience. Thanks for clarifying that this is average behavior.
      Sep 10
    • Wayfair / Eng BScK77
      I literally went through this yesterday. A brief talk about the numbers and a promise to send full details shortly after.
      Sep 10
    • New QcbB04
      OP
      My main concern is that you never really know what someone is thinking. I’ve been through experiences where seemingly nice people have lied directly to my face for their personal gain. Just wanted to see if this was a normal experience or if I should concerned
      Sep 10
  • Pandora x0kjF
    I think your concerns are well founded because the company is behind their own schedule. That said, sometimes hiring can take a long time.

    Don't accept the offer if you have reservations. First get the written offer in hand. Then, simply ask to speak to your future manager or skip manager if possible. During the conversation, figure out how they run the buisness and think about if you'd be a good fit. You may find it's totally different from how they hire and awesome. Or maybe it's the same and garbage.
    Sep 10 3
    • New QcbB04
      OP
      The company honestly seemed amazing during the hiring process. The interviews were primarily focused on domain specific knowledge as opposed to general computer science (I like this since I’m self taught) and the people were extremely friendly and knowledgeable. I love the product too. It’s just a bit concerning because the company is a growing start up (I would guess +500 people) and startups can can be very unstable if they aren’t hitting deadlines.
      Sep 10
    • Pandora x0kjF
      Well, there's a difference between deadlines that matter (shipping the product on time) and deadlines that don't (dropping building the product to get the paperwork of that new hire finalized). Knowing what to focus on is important for startups.

      Don't accept if you have reservations. Keep talking to management until your reservations are cleared up (or you decide the fits isn't right and move on.)
      Sep 10
    • New QcbB04
      OP
      Thanks! I really appreciate your words and I will definitely keep them in mind. 😁
      Sep 10
  • DXC Technology babuji
    Which company? what’s the TC? Looks like they wanna hire you but there may be some bureaucracy involved which sometimes take time. Don’t judge so quickly
    Sep 10 1
    • New QcbB04
      OP
      Don’t know the TC because I haven’t seen the offer yet. Maybe I am judging too quickly, that’s why I wanted to ask others with more experience
      Sep 10
  • New / Admin
    cftc32

    New Admin

    BIO
    Underemployed and way too smart for this to last.
    cftc32more
    7 interviews over 7 weeks seems excessive. Were these in person? Company might just not have hiring together yet since its a startup but not necessarily cause for concern.
    Sep 10 2
    • New QcbB04
      OP
      3 phone interviews, then an on-site that consisted of 4 interviews. Maybe the on-site counts as one but it felt like 4 to me
      Sep 10
    • New / Admin
      cftc32

      New Admin

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      Underemployed and way too smart for this to last.
      cftc32more
      Ah that makes more sense. I wouldn’t worry about anything yet.
      Sep 10
  • Sony wkdhsusb
    Which company is this ?
    Sep 10 2
    • New QcbB04
      OP
      Scooter company in Santa Monica
      Sep 10
    • New / Data __cmp__
      Called Bird
      Sep 10