Had an interview on Friday which consisted of 5 back to back technical rounds. Just as the last round was about to be over, the HR person came inside the room and told us we needed to end the interview right now, since the taxi they had arranged to drop me off back to the airport was already waiting outside, and she didn't want me to miss my flight.
It was at this moment that the interviewer got up and asked me to follow the HR person back to the taxi. There was no chance for me to ask the last interviewer about the timeline and next steps. The interview ended abruptly.
I was asked "Do you have any questions?" type of questions on every step of the last four rounds, but all I asked during those rounds was about the work they did, technologies they handled etc., since I knew I could ask the timeline at the end of the final (5th round).
Since Friday I have spoken to a couple of friends who work at this same company I interviewed for and all have said they all got their offers within 3 days of interview. So today (being the 3rd) day after my interview, I sent a follow up email to the HR as she was the only POC during the entire process. My email reads:
Hope you are having a good day.
I just wanted to thank you for meeting with me on Friday and arranging the interview process. I really enjoyed talking with the team.
I wondered when I might expect to hear a decision about the next step (timeline) from you. I totally missed the chance to ask this on Friday itself as the taxi back to the airport was already waiting.
Thanks a ton to you and the team for the experience.
Did I jump the gun too early? Is this a mistake? I am well aware that I sent a follow up mail asking for timeline, and not specifically asking for the result of the interview.