I had my Microsoft final round of interview exactly 2 weeks ago. I made it to the last person who was AA. When I sent my thank you email out the next day, the HM said, "The team really liked you, I will circle back next week or so with our decision." After a week, I followed up, and he responded in 2 hours with:
"No decision just yet, we are working through a few things on our side. Overall, your feedback was great and HR or I will share the full details with you once we make a decision, either if we decide to offer or not. Give us a few days to work things out."
I am not sure if waiting for 2 weeks is a normal wait time for industry hire. But I am not as hopeful as I was when I first left my interview two weeks ago. Do you have any idea why this is the case for me?
They are probably negotiating with #1 candidate but keeping you in the wings if that falls through