What are some subtle red flags to pass on working for a company/team?

One example was a panel of interviewers at a top tech company within FAANG (is it MAANG now?) constantly rubbing their temples in a stressful manner when talking about their day to day… Another was an interviewer telling me that the leader disregards other’s calendars, senior or not, because they should trust that whatever meeting she has is important… so thoughts?

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I think even if it's for FAANG, I wouldn't want to work in that environment. You have to ask good questions to kind of gauge how it will be supporting that person. If you can get interview with the person who supported before, you can ask pros and cons or working with that exec or you can ask What is your management style and kind of gauge that way.

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I had an EA interview this past week within FAANG, and the interviewer’s phone was pinging and buzzing during the whole interview…it gave me anxiety just hearing it go off every minute! She said she had to keep it on “just in case”, which to me is a big red flag. She also said that the boss messaged in the evenings sometimes if he needed something…another red flag that work-life balance is probably non-existent. I wanted SO badly to work for this company, but I like the work-life balance within my current role more. They were only offering 10k more than my current role- Would you switch for only 10k difference? (from 89k to 99k yearly salary). Let me know what you think!

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Thank you! 115k was what I was thinking too…otherwise it’s not worth all the hassle of changing jobs!

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