I have been working at my company for a few years now and recently I've decided to pursue other opportunities so I have been actively applying to jobs.
Recently a company I applied to extended me an offer. However, the issue is I actually didn't end up really liking the team I interviewed with. They seemed very unprofessional and not very passionate about the work they do and when asking them questions about the company, it seemed they were very out of touch. The manager was probably the only person I liked.
I've read a lot of answers about rejecting an offer professionally, but they all mention having a competing offer so the typical response of "accepted another opportunity" wouldn't be very honest of me. My gut feeling is I would rather work where I am and keep searching rather than take the offer. The other issue is I really don't want to burn any bridges because this is a reputable company so in the future I may want to reapply (although perhaps not to this team). In this situation, is it okay to be honest and say you simply did not feel you and the team were a good fit or would that be insulting? However, I also feel it might be insulting to say I just want to explore other opportunities.
One other option, is I could ask the recruiter if there are other teams I could apply to because it isn't the company I have an issue with -- it's the team.