Long story short, I completed the entire interview process in department A of a large company two weeks ago, and after the final steps of the interview I was told by my friend who referred me (we will be working on the same team) that I should receive a call. I was initially excited but soon became doubtful when I haven't received a call yet. This week, I followed up twice - on Monday and on Thursday - where I was told that "things/finances are being moved around" before I get a call from the recruiter. To my knowledge, this is the current status.
Two days ago, however, I found and applied to a similar role in a different department of the same company, and was contacted by the recruiter for that department (This is a different recruiter). So I'm sorta stuck in a dilemma: Should I just proceed with the interview process with the second interview, or should I just wait until I hear back from the first interview, if at all? Normally, if it's for two different companies, I would go ahead and interview simultaneously - but this situation is a bit different.
Update About a week has passed and I haven't heard anything from the first interview yet. I did end up telling the second interview about my status for the first interview, and was told that it shouldn't be an issue. Who knows? Will keep this post updated! Again, thanks for the valuable feedback!