Recruiter call after onsite interview - Starbucks

Nokia ask Rai
Apr 18, 2018 26 Comments

My wife interviewed with Starbucks for a Systems Analyst Role. The interview went smooth. They were looking for an API person and in the first few mins, they told her that her previous project is exactly similar to what they are looking for. The remaining 20 mins of each session turned into an office tour and chit chat.

Now, it has been 4 days since the onsite was over. We sent a friendly follow up and the recruiter said she should have an update by today. She requested a time to talk.

We were eagerly waiting for the call. Now, she says she was triple booked and requesting for a time tomorrow to connect.

Now, my wife is confused. We were wondering:

1. Would the recruiter at Starbucks call to just relay rejection decision? They could do it via email. Or do they call only to proceed forward with the offer?
2. Usually, when the team wants to move forward, the recruiter will look to close the deal sooner than later right? She missed calling my wife today. So, my wife things it’s most likely a rejection. Or could she be getting an offer?

This is an opportunity which she is really looking forward to.

What do you ppl think? As always, thanks in advance for sharing your thoughts!

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  • Nokia ask Rai
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    She got the offer today. Thanks for all your wishes folks. I am going to get free coffee :)
    Apr 26, 2018 0
  • Nokia ask Rai
    OP
    Got an update from recruiter today. She said my wife got very positive reviews all around. They are interviewing another person today and we will know only by Wed next week. The recruiter did ask my wife about what other opportunities she has and how are her timings for joining etc.

    My wife said this is her top priority. Hoping for some good news next week.
    Apr 20, 2018 1
    • New / Other
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      That’s great! Hang in there and hope your wife gets it!
      Apr 20, 2018
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    • Nokia ask Rai
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      What’s not important to you, might be important for others 😀
      Apr 18, 2018
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    I say it can go both ways. I had a recruiter schedule a call with me after onsite to then tell me that I’m rejected. I also had others where it’s good news. It just depends on the recruiter. I’d much prefer rejections over email, saves everyone time.
    Good luck! Hope your wife gets offer
    Apr 18, 2018 2
    • Nokia ask Rai
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      Thanks. I hope so too. She deserves what she wants
      Apr 18, 2018
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      Keep us posted!
      Apr 18, 2018
  • Netflix LG
    I’m certain it’s an offer. Good luck
    Apr 18, 2018 0
  • New bPKn44
    How many interviews did she have onsite? I can't say but it seems like a reject to me but you never know. Keeping my fingers crossed for your wife.
    Apr 18, 2018 5
    • Nokia ask Rai
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      6 interviews for 45 mins each
      Apr 18, 2018
    • New bPKn44
      Was the last twenty minutes behavioral questions or not interview focused at all? It doesn't seem good each one has an office tour.
      Apr 18, 2018
    • Nokia ask Rai
      OP
      Some of them were behavioral. Others were to show office spaces, get coffee and chit chat about where do you live etc etc
      Apr 18, 2018
    • New bPKn44
      It doesn't seem good that half of the time in the interview would be spent on that but each department is different. Some recruiters call to reject. I've been rejected when they rescheduled. But hoping for the best.
      Apr 18, 2018
    • Uber tehgod
      If they asked her where she lived and rejectsed her I would push to sue. That's absolutely illegal to ask that, if she gave that information freely that's a different situation
      Apr 18, 2018
  • Adobe Dasdfgex
    Could be either. Rejection call is typically fast so why delay the inevitable? Maybe they are finalizing the offer term etc or waiting for another interview feedback to make a decision.
    Apr 18, 2018 1
    • Nokia ask Rai
      OP
      That’s what we were thinking. Hence the excitement for today. Why would she postpone to tomorrow? May be she got really busy
      Apr 18, 2018
  • Starbucks SYuV73
    It’s an offer I’m guessing. The company moves at a glacial pace at best. Everyone I know that fast tracked still took 2 or 3 months to align. It would be weeks between hearing from the recruiter but they wanted you immediately available when they were.
    Apr 19, 2018 0
  • Sapient Razorfish P0LYM4TH
    Hope you’re not a black man. You wouldn’t last 20min at Starbucks.
    Apr 18, 2018 2
    • Uber tehgod
      Troll
      Apr 18, 2018
    • Sapient Razorfish P0LYM4TH
      Relax.
      Apr 18, 2018
  • Akamai Technologies Oer674
    If its chit chat, then it was a PERM interview
    Apr 18, 2018 2
    • Nokia ask Rai
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      I doubt it. Since they flew her out from SF to Seattle for the interview and put her in a nice hotel as well.
      Apr 18, 2018
    • Akamai Technologies Oer674
      Make it look real
      Apr 18, 2018
  • Microsoft / Mgmt
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    RTFM!
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    Yes
    Apr 18, 2018 1
    • Nokia ask Rai
      OP
      You mean reject?
      Apr 18, 2018
  • Starbucks / Eng PUxL03
    Starbucks moves slow as molasses when it comes to hiring. I wouldn’t be too worried if things went well
    Jun 3, 2018 0