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Old 04-11-2019, 06:16 PM
 
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The last couple of jobs I worked, I really didn't like the working conditions, and they were actually bad to the point where it was effecting my health.

I was wondering if when going for job interviews, does it look bad to ask to see the place more. That way I can get a better idea of the conditions. But when I asked after an interview was over, they didn't want to show me around, so I was was wondering if it looks bad to ask?

That way if they call me back and say I got the job, I will know what I am saying yes to more.
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Old 04-11-2019, 06:45 PM
 
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We have time carved out for interviews, not tours. We probably interviewed someone before you, and we probably have someone to interview after you.
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Old 04-11-2019, 06:54 PM
 
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why not??? a job interview should be an employment interview a two way street ….for a good fit
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Old 04-11-2019, 08:19 PM
 
Location: ATL -> HOU -> DAL
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In an interview I had once before, somehow we got on the topic of shadowing and one of ones interviewing asked if I might be interested and I of course, enthusiastically said yes. But it was at a completely different time. I think about a week later. Served a similar purpose. Got to see some of the office and interacted in a slightly less formal/stuffy situation. Still tried to act all prim and proper but without a full suit and tie.

At one of my old workplaces, sometimes they'd take interviewees on a short tour of the office. But I don't know whose idea that was. I also know they weren't interviewing 10 people a day or anything like that
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Old 04-11-2019, 08:43 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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We would not agree to that. We do, however, offer a tour when making an offer. Because of the location and amenities it can help convince them to accept, but also, we don’t want to hire someone that doesn’t our working conditions. To answer your question, we would decline, but not hold it against you to have asked. Interviewees are escorted to the conference center from the lobby, and escorted back after.
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Old 04-11-2019, 08:46 PM
 
Location: Indianapolis, East Side
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You can ask to use the bathroom. The bathroom tends to be an accurate reflection of the rest of the office.
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Old 04-11-2019, 09:22 PM
 
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We would not agree to that. We do, however, offer a tour when making an offer. Because of the location and amenities it can help convince them to accept, but also, we don’t want to hire someone that doesn’t our working conditions. To answer your question, we would decline, but not hold it against you to have asked. Interviewees are escorted to the conference center from the lobby, and escorted back after.
Oh okay, well as long as they showed me around before saying I had to say take the job first, like on the phone for example.
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Old 04-12-2019, 05:21 AM
 
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We'd offer you he job over the phone. If you said you wanted a tour and a job shadow for a couple of hours, we'd have you come in for that.
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Old 04-12-2019, 07:00 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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It seems dumb. I could see asking for one before accepting an offer.
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Old 04-12-2019, 07:03 AM
 
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It wouldn't hurt to ask. As others said, don't be surprised if they won't give you a tour that day. They probably have a schedule of people interviewing, and don't have time set aside.

If you become one of the final candidates, asking for a tour, or something along those lines is reasonable. At an old job I ended up going to a potluck that they had over the lunchtime hour before I was hired. I had already interviewed three times, so I was in the final running. Seeing everyone I would work with in a more social setting gave me a much better idea of the company, the people, etc.
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