Location is the Netherlands, if that's relevant.
I am searching for jobs as a junior software developer currently, about 2 or so months into the job search. This is going to be my first job as a software dev, my previous work has all been completely unrelated to this field.
I had recently gotten a very enthusiastic response from one of the companies I applied to, went through all the interview steps and am at the stage of choosing between several companies.
The company, at the surface and in the public eye, seems excellent. I decided to check out this company on Glassdoor, and the reviews are astonishingly bad. An overflow of 1 and 2 star reviews with the occasional 5-star review (which read like damage control more than being genuine). Some of the things the reviews claim are sort of hard to believe, but the general impression I got from the reviews is that they hunt for Junior devs who probably don't know any better and are treated horribly for a year before they accumulate some sort of experience and move on to greener (saner) pastures. I had an in-office interview, and nothing seemed too wildly out of place or unusual.
Is my instinct right in this being too good to be true? They offered quite a bit more than other companies (around 10k EUR more than the others), and the entire interviewing process went very well. I'm self-taught with only a few freelance projects under my belt, so I did get quite excited about this company in particular as it's been a bit of a slog with the interviews, but now I'm not so sure about it.