I'm in the process of getting a new job. I've had a several phone interviews, and I have several in-person interviews lined up. I work in IT. I've been asked why I want to leave my current employer. I mention safety issues due to the location, which is a legitimate reason, because I've been threatened multiples times walking to work, a co-worker was assaulted, and I was once very late due to a murder in the garage I pay several hundred each month to park in (I don't mention those examples though). I also mention the location due to a lack of on-site parking and a lack of adjacent public transportation. However, there is a lot of nepotism that goes on at my current job. Some (out of many possible) examples are:
- People who have been promoted into IT from operations or customer service did not receive a pay raise, but people who got into sales, marketing, or accounting from those departments got a significant 20%+ raise.
- Some groups/departments get semi-annual and quarterly raises, which are larger than the annual raises of other departments.
- Some random employees get their parking paid for in an adjacent parking garage, which is a very expensive perk.
- Overtime is handled in an unethical manner. Some employees get overtime only after they hit the number of working hours for the month. Other employees of some departments get 2.5x time if they work past 5 PM, or if they work on a Saturday regardless of hours worked.
Is it okay to mention managerial favoritism as a reason for seeking a new job? Should I dive into specifics if asked?