I had a final interview 4 weeks ago for a job that sounded promising. Less than 48 hours after the interview, the company's internal recruiter (my point-of-contact during this process) reached out to let me know that everyone's feedback was very positive & they are working on preparing an offer for me.
Since then, the recruiter keeps initiating communication and sending status updates every so often, with apologies for the delay (he didn't explicitly say the reason, but it sounds like end of quarter issues, red tape, etc). He's made it very clear that I'm still their choice candidate and they're not interviewing further people for the position.
It's a mid-level role in the USA for an extremely large corporation. I'm not expecting to get other offers in the meantime since I'm not really looking for a new job (this opportunity kind of just came my way and was too good to pass up on).
However, in my mind, a full month is a very long time... and I still haven't gotten an offer (not even a verbal offer). Is this unusual?
As I explained, I'm not in any rush, so I would be fine waiting for this offer to come through. My concern is whether or not this is a red flag, and how to find that info out.
1. Do I need to worry that this reveals any of the following issues:
- Budget issues for this role (Meaning that my job would be highly at risk in case of financial challenges/recession/etc)
- Inability of management to handle process changes in a timely fashion (If this is so, it would affect me negatively because of the type of role I would be taking on.)
- Miscommunications or internal decisions that might affect what this role should actually do. (It's a new position within the company.)
- They're just taking me on a wild goose chase (even if it's unintentional) and won't end up giving me an offer any time within the near future.
- Bad upper management or just general issues about the company or role.
2. If any of those are valid concerns under the circumstances, what questions can I ask the recruiter to try to assess how much of an issue it is?
3. At what point should I stop thinking about this role and just assume that an offer won't be coming? In other words, what's a normal amount of time to wait?
Side note: I read the other questions regarding waiting for an offer (specifically this and this), and none of them discussed a situation where the company was consistently in contact with the candidate and a verbal offer had not yet been extended.