Answered by Ashley, Hiring Expert at Cardinal Health, on Wednesday, March 27, 2019
It's difficult to say that there is one process that all companies follow after interviews because it can vary based on the position, candidates, interviewers, timeline, etc. I would agree with you that some companies do make hiring decisions and extend offers immediately after interviews so if you don't hear something right away, your assumption could be accurate. However, that is not always true. There could be other outlying factors such as not all interviewers have been able to calibrate on their feedback yet, or maybe there are additional interviews coming up and they want to be able to compare all candidates equally before extending offers. Also, sometimes the recruiter is out of the office or busy with other meetings and just can't get the offers extended immediately. It all depends! I would recommend waiting until the full 2 weeks have passed and if you don't hear anything, send an email to the recruiter to check-in. Or, if you have any pending offers and you need to hear back from the company sooner, don't be afraid to reach out and make them aware of that as well.