Quite recently I had an online interview with a company. There was one person from the team I would be joining and one person from HR. I'm used to having separate conversations with HR and the team but in this case it was combined. At the end of the interview HR asked me about my salary expectations. This was a bit uncomfortable for me to answer with my potential future colleague still in the call.
While I personally don't mind sharing my salary with coworkers, I found it a bit odd to be asked this question in their presence.
It's possible that people at this company know about their colleagues' salaries but nothing of that sort was communicated to me thus far.
In future interviews, is there a professional way to:
- Communicate that you're not sure you want to answer that question with your potential future coworker present?
- Talk to HR about this situation in case I get hired and I get to interview candidates myself?