Would you join such a company?

November 29, 2010 1:16am CST
Recently i went for an interview for a managerial position. Given that i have limited experience, the GM - who is only in her 1st month with the company, has graciously offered to mentor me till i'm up for the position. And when i prove my worth, i will get to be in-charge of the regional markets. According to her, the company has been operating for 3 years but she says she is currently busy hiring all the staff for the company. When i asked her what happened to the old staff, she mentioned that prior to her entry, the company was focused on the overseas market. Now, they have decided to go local. Which explains why she is re-hiring a whole new batch of staff. (Doesn't quite answer my questions in my point of view). As far as I can gather, so far the company is running with 9 staffs - including the sales team. Initially, i was very enthusiastic about the opportunity. I was ecstatic when i got called for the 2nd interview. However, the CEO kept changing the interview 4 times. Be it the time or location. And i can't help but feel a red light alert ringing. But i keep giving myself excuses as to perhaps the CEO is really busy. Can someone please advice.
2 responses
@maryhu (30)
• Accord, New York
14 Dec 13
I share my harvest to my friends.
Dear, If I really like this job,I will insist in the end.
@spalladino (17891)
• United States
30 Nov 10
There's no way to know at this point whether this woman is telling you the whole story or not so the best you can do is to protect yourself from being taken advantage of. There has to be a salary that goes along with the mentoring phase...no doing it for free until you're up to speed. If it's possible to get the terms in writing that would be even better. And, watch out for any more red flags. If you see them you might want to walk away from this company.