Today I started a new job as team leader in a new company (150 employees in total, the branch in my city counts about 35-40 people).
It is in IT and IT consultancy (company is more towards consultancy side whereas the local branch is more a software house with projects developed inside, not at clients locations). The location is EU.
I was hired after a three rounds interview process:
- With an HR guy.
- With the senior team leader and two senior developers of the team I was supposed to join.
- With a senior manager (who introduces herself as the manager of all the projects for that specific client of the company and should have been the boss of my boss).
All the interviewers were very friendly and I was extremely happy when I signed the contract.
To my enormous surprise, I found that all these five people left the company before I started and when they interviewed me they were all in their notice period (one of the senior developers was even on his very last day!).
I’ve never been in this situation before: is this a red flag? Or is this a red flag only if other conditions are met? Or I’m overthinking?
I passed my morning with an HR person from headquarters that came here to help me with papers. Apparently they had not found a replacement for the HR guy that interviewed me (and my impression is they didn't try at all) and that was the only HR here. I tried to ask two or three questions about the situation, but she responded in an evasive way using a tone between embarrassed and annoyed. I didn't push further. I've not yet talked to other team members.