I would like to share my interview experience with Arthur D. Little Istanbul office. The reason I wanted to share it as I feel frustrated about the process and ask to you whether it is normal or unusual to have in the interview processes.
I applied at the beginning of February 2021 through a referral.
I completed 1 HR Round + 4 interviews during this 4 month span. I had my last Principal round 2-3 weeks ago. It went very well in terms of case and fit. I was also been told that I did very well.
The plan was to have the last partner round and to come to an end.
Then I got a call this week. HR told me that they're currently not seeking a Consultant position (entry level Business Analysy). The needs of projects require a Data Scientist rather than a BA; therefore, they need to conclude my process as unsuccessful. After I asked if it was not certain in my last principal round, HR told me that it was not.
I found this very frustrating, unprofessional and disrespectful. I spent 4 months interviewing with the company for a position which they were not planning to fill. I felt like they just wasted my time for nothing.
Have you had any similar experiences? Do you think this is normal? Or is it something very unpleasant?
After all, I am glad that I did not end up working in there given the level of disrespect/unprofessionalism. Maybe I am exaggerating out of frustruation but happy to hear what the community thinks.