I am going through the interview process with a consulting company X for a senior consultant position. We have had 2 phone and 1 in person interview and they have indicated that they are interested in hiring me but have not yet made an offer.
This week, I have a 4th phone interview with a potential customer of company X which I am led to believer is the last step of the process.
I am a little put off by the interview with the customer as I would expect that company X should be able to make their own determination of my skills/experience match for the role and base their decision off of that. Likewise, it seems like having another party involved with veto power doesn't work in my favor.
It's also a bit strange that prior to this phone interview with the customer, they have converted my resume to their company's format (without consulting me) and sent it to their customer.
Am I overreacting here or is this process unusual and potentially a little unethical? They are essentially leveraging my portfolio to sell a service agreement that they don't yet have personnel for and conditioning my hiring on it's success. I can see it from their perspective too, but it does rub me the wrong way.
Otherwise it seems like a good company to work for with some really bright and talented people.