What's wrong with this startup, it's not clear enough whom to hire and when to hire?
I have been interviewing with a start up and it's being a while. The final onsite was done in mid February and after that they are simply not making their decision on my candidacy. They asked me to bring another offer from a different company at one point. I I did that too(it was obvious, I would have done that without their ask, but they asking me was weird !). Last week, they asked me again for another onsite and it goes great too and now they said we got good feedback from almost all those people who talked with you, but they have other candidates they haven't finished interviews yet, so they don't want to rush to conclusion.
This is their message from last 4 months written/spoken in different forms from their different employees.
What's this reply? Can anyone here interpret what they need?
Shall I interpret that I am not a strong candidate for that position and they are feeling dicey about hiring me?
I have another offer which is quite compelling and they are more interested than this one. Shall I chuck this off completely and just move forward with the other. The above response from the startup was after I presented the counter offer to them.
-Hiring is screwed! Especially with startups!