When applying for a position, what are some efficient ways to quickly know whether it will be located in open space, cubicle, shared room or private room?
My main objective is to know whether the position will have a private room: if a private room isn't possible to obtain for the position, then I do not want the position (therefore I don't want to waste too much time with a firm if the latter doesn't provide private room).
Examples of approaches:
- Asking the question during the first formal or informal discussion
- Maybe there exist some websites that mention the office layout?
Assume that I have no friend working there to whom I could ask the question (in which case problem solved).
I am mostly interested in the United States, California and NYC in particular. Positions are full-time positions, either as software engineers, research scientists, or quants.