I'm currently in the interview process to work at a mid-size startup which has been operating for 4 years and with 50-100 employees. One of the questions they asked me in the interview was along the lines of 'we sometimes have to work long hours / overtime, is that ok?'
I agreed that it was a bit of a fact of life that sometimes overtime is required and that I'm happy to put the effort in. I was a bit puzzled to hear however that they do not pay overtime. Since the salary offer is without equity, I feel a bit deflated that they're already essentially asking me to work unpaid overtime before I've even begun.
I come from a large company where overtime pay is expected and thought it was the norm everywhere (within UK). Am I being unrealistic?