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Old 07-18-2013, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Ayrsley
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yeah, i think there are sometimes legitimate reasons for interviewing outside the office, but i always much prefer to see what a workplace is like before i accept a job there.
Agreed. I have never had an entire interview process outside of an office, but have had several where a few rounds of in-house interviews in the morning were followed by being taken out to lunch by a few staff members to continue the process.
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Old 07-19-2013, 09:22 AM
 
Location: Weehawken, NJ
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I had an interview over lunch at a local restaurant once, at first I found it strange however it's a more comfortable enviroment than in an office.
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Old 07-19-2013, 12:52 PM
 
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Yes, I don't like it because it can be distracting if it gets loud.
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Old 07-19-2013, 01:23 PM
 
Location: Corona the I.E.
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Yes, I don't like it because it can be distracting if it gets loud.
This and I don't like sharing my personal info in public.
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Old 07-20-2013, 11:49 AM
 
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This and I don't like sharing my personal info in public.
Exactly, the tables are one on top of the other and everyone around you will hear all your business.

In addition places like Starbucks can be hectic and noisy at times.

I don't understand the comments about better than a stuffy office. If you're offered the job you will be working in that "stuffy office". Wouldn't you rather see that office and see what kind of environment you might be working in?
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Old 07-22-2013, 11:54 AM
 
Location: Ayrsley
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This and I don't like sharing my personal info in public.
I guarantee you that 99.9% of people sitting around you in a coffee shop who might hear part of your conversation don't care about you or your personal information in the least.
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Old 07-25-2013, 07:54 AM
 
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Funny, I never found that a problem. Someone tells you what they look like and you tell them what YOU look like. It does bring to mind the episode of The Office, though, when Michael is meeting his successor (Will Ferrell) in a bar for the first time ...
This can be very awkward & unprofessional IMO. How exactly do you tell an interviewer he will spot you fast you always have the amplest (or most ample?) behind in a crowd. Or that it should be a no brainer to spot you as you are always that one non-white person in the building.

Or how do you say they should watch out for a woman with a struggle pony tail?
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Old 07-25-2013, 11:58 AM
 
Location: Corona the I.E.
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This can be very awkward & unprofessional IMO. How exactly do you tell an interviewer he will spot you fast you always have the amplest (or most ample?) behind in a crowd. Or that it should be a no brainer to spot you as you are always that one non-white person in the building.

Or how do you say they should watch out for a woman with a struggle pony tail?
What I have done...........I am the handsome guy with blonde hair wearing these clothes or I text them when I get there.
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