Who makes offer decisions?

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Who makes offer decisions?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Oct 01, 2010 4:27 pm

After the callback, who makes the decisions on whether to extend an offer and how is it made? What do the interviewers do in the process?

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Re: Who makes offer decisions?

Postby Cavalier » Fri Oct 01, 2010 5:08 pm

A hiring committee meets (usually weekly) to determine who to offer, reject, and place on hold. The interviewers submit evaluations of you and then go back to billing.

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Re: Who makes offer decisions?

Postby yellowjacket2012 » Fri Oct 01, 2010 5:30 pm

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Re: Who makes offer decisions?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Oct 01, 2010 5:48 pm

Cavalier wrote:A hiring committee meets (usually weekly) to determine who to offer, reject, and place on hold. The interviewers submit evaluations of you and then go back to billing.


So, if I interviewed and offers went out the next day without me receiving one, is it a safe assumption I am in the reject or hold categories?

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Re: Who makes offer decisions?

Postby Kohinoor » Fri Oct 01, 2010 6:00 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Cavalier wrote:A hiring committee meets (usually weekly) to determine who to offer, reject, and place on hold. The interviewers submit evaluations of you and then go back to billing.


So, if I interviewed and offers went out the next day without me receiving one, is it a safe assumption I am in the reject or hold categories?

Maybe someone didn't get their eval in

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Re: Who makes offer decisions?

Postby laborday » Sat Oct 02, 2010 1:39 am

Often heard people saying they got offers on the spot. How did that happen? Does that usually happen in big or small firms? If big firm, why no need for committee to vote?

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Re: Who makes offer decisions?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Oct 02, 2010 8:17 am

laborday wrote:Often heard people saying they got offers on the spot. How did that happen? Does that usually happen in big or small firms? If big firm, why no need for committee to vote?


This is also what is causing my confusion. It appears at some firms that some candidates have been 'pre-approved' and need only to not screw up their interview whereas other candidates go through some kind of evaluation process. I think it's obvious what determines the first category (grades, school, etc), but what goes on in the second?

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Re: Who makes offer decisions?

Postby Crim » Sat Oct 02, 2010 11:21 am

laborday wrote:Often heard people saying they got offers on the spot. How did that happen? Does that usually happen in big or small firms? If big firm, why no need for committee to vote?


I had a spot offer at the last firm I interviewed with, and I've heard that each person you interview with gives you a yea or nay immediately after speaking with you, and if they're all yea, then you're hired. Most firms have more comprehensive mechanisms, where the interviewers fill out a comment sheet and give cardinal rankings on a number of categories. In the latter, they have hiring committee meetings to make final decisions. I suppose it all depends on how wide a net the firm is casting for callbacks.

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Re: Who makes offer decisions?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Oct 02, 2010 12:13 pm

Who typically sits on the hiring committee? Is it possible that none of your interviewers were on the committee or do you only interview with those who sit on it?




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