A promising (any profession)
Let's say you are an experienced engineer, who has been in the career for 10 years at least and on an interview the interviewer said "you are a promising Engineer"
The question is:
According to the English language OR (English culture), Would it be offensive to you being described as "a promising engineer" after more than 10 years experience working in high profile companies?
What I think is, the adjective "promising" is used, in this specific context, to predict success for a fresh graduate just starting his own career. Am I right or wrong?
Thank you very much for your help!