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Need some outside opinions - I’m on round 5 (final round is the 6th…) in an interview process and while the company has a good reputation and the role description is aligned with what I want, I have an uneasy feeling about the team. I feel like they are desperate to fill the role and have hinted that they have a ‘work hard’ environment. I’m not sure if I’m reading too much into it, but they seemed tired during the interviews and hardly cracked a smile.

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Keep going. Get the offer. Then take a critical eye to these details. Maybe ask about culture and work life balance at the end when they prompt you for questions. Your instinct is probably correct. But you should focus on getting the offer right now. Don’t sabotage yourself.

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Thank you! Needed this motivation

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Good luck - you’ll kill it! Once you get the offer, I would ask to speak to a few team members at different levels outside of the interview environment and try and get an honest opinion on the culture and work life balance. You might also want to do some LinkedIn stalking to find some recent leavers. Shoot them a message and see if they’d be willing to chat. 6 rounds is crazy though - do you mean 6 interviews, or 6 rounds of multiple interviews each round?

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Ah right, 6 interviews is reasonable although 4 is probably much more common. I generally think #5 and #6 is just a final check and it’s yours to lose at that point. Best of luck!

I feel like I should just go ahead and continue with the interview process since I’m so far into it, but part of me feels like it’s a waste of time

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