Haven’t received a follow up response from FAANG recruiter

Lockheed Martin / Finance VsmA80
Oct 24, 2018 13 Comments

Hey Blind,
So I finished a phone interview last Wednesday with the hiring manager at a FAANG company. The manager said that he really enjoyed our talk and that the recruiter should reach out within a week to schedule on-site interviews.

The manager mentioned that it’s budget season right now so it’ll be difficult to schedule anything on-site. Given that I haven’t heard back from the recruiter since last Wednesday, should I check back? I sent a thank you email to the manager via the recruiter and didn’t get a response back.

Edit: For a finance role at Facebook.

Advice?

Thanks!

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  • Oracle LAoh31
    Not sure if you are aware. But there are a whole bunch of recruiters, whole bunch of open positions and a whole bunch of people interviewing for them. So not sure what you're trying to hide here. Don't worry. We ain't gonna be taking your spot.
    Oct 24, 2018 3
    • Lockheed Martin / Finance VsmA80
      OP
      ? Wait what? I’m just more asking should I follow up now that it’s been a week, or just wait a bit? Sorry if I wasn’t clear lol
      Oct 24, 2018
    • Oracle LAoh31
      Sorry if I wasn't clear.... It seems you are seeking more direct feedback since you are asking here. If you want general advice on how long to wait before emailing back a recuiter, just a simple Google search could have solved that. But without name of company, location and position no one can help you more than a generic Google search can.
      Oct 24, 2018
    • Lockheed Martin / Finance VsmA80
      OP
      Oh gotcha. I’ll edit the OP. It’s not a general question, definitely more direct.
      Oct 24, 2018
  • Postmates / Other
    AynRand

    Postmates Other

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    AynRandmore
    Are you seriously interested in working there or annoyed you haven’t heard back? Follow up proactively either way. A week is a bad sign bad candidate experience and could be a bad sign for the hiring process or lack of urgency from recruiting. A simple message from a recruiter saying hey we want to move forward with you and I need to figure out timing what’s your availability? Also do you have a timeline to decide, other offers? They should not leave you hanging for a week if they care about you, your time, and their company. Get an answer either way. What company is this?
    Oct 24, 2018 2
    • Postmates / Other
      AynRand

      Postmates Other

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      AynRandmore
      Sorry it’s FANGG
      Oct 24, 2018
    • Lockheed Martin / Finance VsmA80
      OP
      Thanks for the comment! I’ve edited my OP to state that it’s Facebook for a finance role. I’m interested in the role, and I’ve sent a follow up email to the recruiter.

      I don’t have other offers on hand at the moment, but am interviewing at other companies that have already scheduled on-site interviews. So essentially I’m a bit annoyed for the lack of follow-up - at least a prompt one.
      Oct 24, 2018
  • 3Q Digital Tyed86
    Did you ever hear back?
    Nov 1, 2018 2
    • Lockheed Martin / Finance VsmA80
      OP
      I did! I’ll be moving on to the final round next week! Thanks for checking up!
      Nov 1, 2018
    • TE Connectivity LtDL05
      Did you apply from outside of CA?
      Jan 16
  • Amazon / Eng
    TC>9000

    Amazon Eng

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    TC>9000more
    Never hurts to email and ask for an update
    Oct 24, 2018 1
    • Lockheed Martin / Finance VsmA80
      OP
      Thanks, I’ll do so!
      Oct 24, 2018
  • Goldman Sachs / IT OWWG73
    Yeah should definitely email for a follow up. Although telling you that you'll wait a week might not be that great but I don't know the process for finance roles.

    I heard back in less than 1 day after the phone interview. Sometimes it's just hard to say, someone messed up and forgot some paperwork, or the interviewer went on vacation and never handed in the feedback etc.

    Either way, I always assume I failed and just keep leetcoding on.
    Oct 24, 2018 0

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