I am needing some advice on this situation.

I have applied for a job that will require relocation to a foreign country in Europe and the hiring manager I am dealing with seems to be very slow and generally unresponsive to email, so I am in a bit of a difficult situation with trying to make plans for my future.

The timeline of the events are listed below for reference:

7th of March - Applied for position

29th of May - Interview request

14th of June - 1st interview

27th of June - 2nd interview

13th of July - Job offer

14th of August - Salary negotiation concludes

It is now the middle of September and I have yet to actually receive a formal job offer.

Should I be feeling frustrated right now, or should I just relax and go with the slow-flow of this company? I am eager to leave my current position, but without a formal offer it is a calculated risk as to whether I give notice already.

I did have someone more senior add me on Linkedin welcoming me to the company, but I feel like I might be stepping on some toes by side-stepping my hiring manager and communicating directly with them to try and find out what is going on.

For some background they are a multi-national company in Germany in the medical industry.

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    Unfortunately, large companies have slow processes, and need a thousand levels of approval, so it could be 'normal'.
    – Aganju
    Sep 16, 2018 at 0:21
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    That's slow. It happens. Some companies are going to hire you for yesterday, others within one year. There is no rule.
    – gazzz0x2z
    Sep 17, 2018 at 8:10

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Nobody gonna hate you for asking this linkedin person about the job - you want the job, right? Push for it. Aggressively push them. Politely.

I've never heard of a company saying "well, Sam wants to work here, that's a mark against her.


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