I was interviewed in Houston on May 7th 2019 for the position of senior project engineer in Aramco PMT department. The interview went extremely well taken by a panel of 3 members, one being the senior Vice President. After the interview i ask the recruiter (who approached me) that how long its gonna take for aramco to respond back and she told me 2-3 weeks. i contacted my recruiter after 2 weeks to know the status and she told me that department has asked for my degrees and certification which she has sent to them and now waiting for department’s reply.
i contacted my recruiter 2 days after Eid and she told me things have been slow due to ramada And Eid holidays and don’t expect a reply for next 2-3 weeks. ( i said sorry for being impatient to her and she was very kind)
i also asked her did they ask for degrees for everyone or only shortlisted candidates and she confirmed that only hand full of candidates degree were requested.
I know PATIENCE is the key and the whole process will take too much time but i just want to know if this is normal? what is the point of asking for degrees when they do not initiate background checks until after they offer the employment?
please share your experience and connect to this thread if you belong to MAY 6-8 interview group.