so I went to a conference the other day and had a talk with a company at a booth about a position that really excited me. The recruiters there also really liked me and we struck up a really good conversation in which they implored me to apply to a specific position, and send them a direct email when I did so. They then said they didn't have any people on site for that position, but I could interview for a different position in my skill set as an additional thing.

I said why not and decided to take the opportunity to speak with someone from the company in a first round behavioral from this company, and it was a terrible decision. The air of the interview was very uncomfortable, the interviewer made some offhand snide remarks about my gender (I was a man at the Grace Hopper Conference, but I always explained how I did my hardest to volunteer and provide for the cause with even work experience to back it up), and even took a point at which I misspoke and called it a "Freudian Slip" about my bias of the interview.

The whole experience made me very upset to the point that it turned me off from the company as a whole, even though it was for a different position.

My question is should I still go ahead and apply? Should I apply but tell the recruiter about my experience? Should I not apply and tell the recruiter? Should I just not apply and not tell them?

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    If you don't like the company then maybe just forget about it and move on. You don't have to reply, respond, or take action on everything in your life that annoys, frustrates, or disappoints you. Life will be full of situations and circumstances that you'll dislike. You don't have to expend time and energy on all of them. It's not that big of a deal. – joeqwerty Oct 10 '19 at 1:39

Interviews are a two-way interaction. If you're left feeling upset at the interview stage, what guarantee do you have that it will be different if they employed you? They failed at the interview stage, not you.

I think good honest feedback to the recruiter is worthwhile in this case, but don't expect the company to make any changes.

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