I have recently been offered a job as a software developer at a small company. I was excited about this position - the colleagues I will be working with all seem clever and motivated, which is what attracted me to the job. I will be joining a small team, which is currently made up of two people, a manager and a recent hire. I was idly searching LinkedIn this evening to get an idea of the background of the recent hire, when I found a very juvenile and inappropriate set of domains run by him.
The domains are both named after and contain content related to juvenile but very NSFW content. I have reason to believe that this is not just an old, forgotten domain - the websites appear to have been regularly updated in recent years. This employee (judging by his LinkedIn history) must be about 30 years old. He still uses related usernames on multiple websites, including some that can only have been created in the last few years.
I feel as if this is incredibly juvenile and at the very least quite bizarre, and I am no longer sure I want to work with this person. I am concerned that he will bring this immature attitude into the workplace, and at a broader level I am slightly uncomfortable with the level of investment he has made into what is at best a very outdated meme. In such a small team I will not be able to avoid dealing with him on a regular, extended basis. I have several questions that I would like opinions on:
- Am I overreacting?
- How should I proceed with the job offer?
- Given that these websites are entirely personal, should I inform the company of it?