After 2 interviews with a hiring manager and a few members of the team, I have failed to learn long-term goals for the team (EX: What are the goals for the team over the next 2 years) or basic day to day information about the job (EX: What time do you come into the office). In the two interviews I had, we ran out of time before I got a chance to ask substantive questions.
I have yet to even learn basic benefits for the company which the recruiter refused to discuss; she said to direct all such questions to the hiring manager.
It's already clear to me that their hiring process and interviewing skills need work. However, after one of the interviews, the hiring manager passed over his business card and said if you have any questions, please get in touch.
The last time a hiring manager solicited questions via email, the hiring manager cut off the interview early; I didn't get the job. In this case, we repeatedly ran out of time and I didn't get a chance to ask substantive questions. In order to find out these answers, I would need to send a long list of questions. It simply seems inappropriate.
My question is aside from using the contact info to send a thank you message, how common is it for candidates to essentially have a long correspondence with the hiring manager outside of a structured interview process?