I need extra sets of eyes on my situation. I’m leaning towards rescinding my acceptance of a job offer, but I am not sure if these are really red flags, or if I’m looking for problems because I’m ambivalent about leaving my current job.
Background: I started interviewing with a company at the end of June. They were very slow in the process and at first I thought I was a backup candidate, but it really seems like this is just how they operate. The position is a career growth for me and I enjoyed everyone I met with. When the offer came through, it was a significant raise. So better comp, a higher title, more challenges, and people I like? Accepting was a no brainer! They gave me a start date of one month from my date of acceptance, which I was fine with. Gives me plenty of opportunity to tie off all open items at existing job (which I have enjoyed for the most part), and then take a few days off to rest before the new job starts. I am excited for the new opportunity but have very mixed emotions about leaving my current team and company.
But I’ve gotten silence from them since my offer was presented and I am beginning to consider these red flags. Overall, I’m not going to get bent out of shape because HR is ignoring my questions about benefits, or that IT asked me about what kind of equipment I wanted but hasn’t responded to either of my follow up emails asking a clarifying question. They did reach out to ask about an i9, so I assume everything is still on track. But the biggest concern is that I have not heard one word from the hiring manager since my interview. Seems very unusual that he didn’t reach out to welcome me to the team. He was copied on a question HR had for me on my background. He didn’t respond to that thread. I gave it two weeks and sent him an email, stating that I’m excited to be joining the team and asked if there is anything he would like me to prepare or review for my first day. Not one word.
This is a 100% remote role, and if my manager won’t engage with me now, what will happen when something is wrong? I am considering rescinding and asking my current employer to reconsider my resignation.
Am I looking for issues where none exist, or is this a genuine concern?