Beware. Venture Backed High Profile Company lowballed me after a very strange, hurried rushed job process where I was told the position paid 20k more–and was more senior. I wouldn’t have entered the process otherwise. Hiring manager showed up to my phone interview confusing me with another candidate. Hadn’t looked at my resume, had no idea who I was, asked general and superficial questions. Then they call me in for an in-person interview. I am skeptical but I figure I need to follow it through, so I go.
Then they come back with a more junior offer. I thanked them, and said that while the offer was low, I would seriously consider it if they put it in writing. I was asked “how long would you need to decide?” and I said “24-48 hours.” They said, we’ll send you a written offer tomorrow. Three days later, no word.
Then they write to me to tell me they decided to hire two very junior people instead who were “cheaper.” And they want to call me in six months. Very glad I didn’t verbally accept a lowball offer because it likely wasn’t a real one anyway.
Let’s just say I am not holding my breath. I’m not burning any bridges, but I have to say this kind of behavior doesn’t make me want to work for them very much at any price.