I work at a smaller telecom firm and had a former employee reach out to me for a role at a competitor. I then went on two separate interviews with two former employees of my employer. Both interviewers ragged on the product my company offers and the processes laid out by the company.

Do you think this is a red flag?

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Yes and no - it could just be a sense of camaraderie, i.e. they feel comfortable sharing their gripes. That being said if you don't know them well then it is a bit unprofessional.

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Are they correct?

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I don't think so. It's more like they feel more casual talking to you about the things you definitely have an idea what it's all about. They wouldn't bother mocking your employer if they are aware that the interviewee has no idea about it.

That's...super weird lol. I had a similar experience, adn tbh, I should've run the other direction. They're showing you who they are - and they clearly don't seem very nice. I'd avoiud

Are their claims true or legitimate? If so, I think they have a genuine concern. If not, then maybe you can defend your former employer.

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