First full disclosure - this question is actually about my wife, but she comes to me for career advice, and I'd like to give her an accurate answer.
Recently, my wife got an interview with a local company involved in drop shipping - the position she is interviewing for is a 'customer support' position, but will involve considerable knowledge of code and computer programming because she will be assisting clients with online service issues - they essentially service clients looking for a vendor to perform drop shipping for them.
We did some research into the company and found some positive reviews and promising goals, but recently came across a few, more recent, unfavorable ones suggesting there may be some upper management problems. Nothing to indicate a lack of integrity in terms of timely payment and providing services and employment, but suggestions that the management of the company may not be entirely likeable, and specifically suggesting that they may hide stock options from new employees.
While this isn't the ideal work situation for her, we are in a situation where we could truly use the additional income, and my wife could really use, at the very least, an initial break into the working world to at least build up some recent professional experience (She has done private work, but that was years ago).
If she is offered this position, despite knowing the low quality of the employer, is it reasonable to take the job and bite the bullet in order to gain some employment? Knowing that the pay and the experience will be there, but that the work environment may be less than ideal?