I'm currently job hunting. A few weeks ago I got a call from one of the jobs I applied to inviting me to an interview. The job was at a startup (I couldn't find very much information about them, the website isn't great), and I was alright with that because the position seemed interesting.
After I showed up, I realized the company was much smaller than I anticipated (just the original 2 founders), but they are in the process of hiring a few people.
I went through two rounds of interviews with them, and they are in the process of drafting an offer for me. However, I am not so sure I want this job anymore, just based on the following:
- I see a major flaw in their testing protocols that I think will cause problems with the product that they're currently advertising. I already have experience in this technology and that is the reason for why I think they will run into huge problems when they move to non-ideal environments.
- It being a startup, I anticipate the typical work days will not just be 8 hours and I want to have time for hobbies and life in general.
- Lack of certain job stability as one might have with a larger corporation, I don't even know if I will have vacation days
- They want me to start part-time before my anticipated starting date. I said I could, but honestly it would be so much easier if I didn't :)
Anyways, I'm looking for some suggestions on how to decline this offer without it seeming like it is their fault, or I don't like their company. I'm not sure if I should mention the testing protocol flaws either?