Microsoft dragging its feet to make an offer

Walmart dutto
Sep 10 13 Comments

I interviewed at Microsoft a month back. The recruiter mentioned that the feedback was strong but that the team will be interviewing a few more candidates before making an offer.

A month later I pinged the recruiter and hiring manager. They mentioned that they haven't interviewed other candidates yet. And that the process required them to interview 2-3 other candidates before making me an offer. They also mentioned that if I bring a competing offer they can accelerate the process.

What is happening here? This is first time I am hearing about this unconventional process requirement. Is this their way of telling me that I am not their first choice? Or do they need to see that other companies are interested in me to sort of validate their decision to make me an offer?

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TOP 13 Comments
  • Intel / Finance LC_ups_TC
    Wtf this is unprofessional lol
    Sep 10 0
  • Amazon TC.GTFO
    They know you are not going anywhere at the moment.
    Sep 10 0
  • Bloomberg / Eng F.U. money
    Can’t comment on your Microsoft situation (especially since you’re asking people to basically guess), but can give you some free advice. Just say “a month ago”... I mean you must hear native people speak all the time and never ever hear them say “a month back”. Ever. Unless they are native to India.
    Sep 10 5
    • Walmart dutto
      OP
      Is it confusing if I say a month back? Usually my American friends don't complain about my idiosyncrasies as long as I get the point across.
      Sep 10
    • Amazon poiinter
      Just say “a month ago.” Source: 🇺🇸
      Sep 11
    • Deloitte / Mgmt Helfrich
      Hehe, this is not real advice...
      Sep 11
    • Bloomberg / Eng F.U. money
      Sure, people understand, but don’t you want to improve and be the best version you can be? I’m very impressed non-native speakers who speak properly.
      Sep 13
    • Walmart dutto
      OP
      I don't see no need to impress you.

      Can you find some other thread to troll?
      Sep 13
  • Google obTs71
    What level is this for? In some orgs, for high level hires it's a requirement to interview diverse candidates, before making an offer to non-diverse candidate.
    Sep 10 1
    • Walmart dutto
      OP
      This might be the case. I can see how I am not adding to the diversity in the team I am interviewing for.
      Sep 10
  • New / Eng
    PewPew!!

    New Eng

    PRE
    Symantec, Microsoft
    PewPew!!more
    ^This.

    The unwritten forced diversity metric (by the loopy fat pumpkin) is the reason for the delay. Even if you have a qualified candidate, the HM will be forced to necessarily interview someone meeting the new diversity criteria (Hispanic/ Black and female) in order to proceed. This is pure political correctness bullshit.
    Sep 11 0
  • Microsoft / Product SlowLife
    They are probably having trouble finding diversity candidates to interview. They’re not stringing you along, but the weird processes sometimes feel like it. Hang in there.
    Sep 11 0
  • Chan Zuckerberg Initiative dncemonkey
    If they’re not urgently moving things along it usually means you’re not their number1. Continue interviewing.
    Sep 10 0