Anthony Allbritten
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You aced the interview, negotiated compensation, now the hiring manager wants you to meet your teammates. Should their response determine whether or not you get your dream job? #hiringnews #interview #jobsearch

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Theresa Halminiak
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I do think that it is important to be able to connect with your future co-workers therefore meeting them is a good idea. However, I don't think that their input should be the only factor in determining the outcome. The hiring manager obviously liked you and saw potential to bring you on board and ultimately should make the final decision.

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Reena B.

Yes and no. Meaning, it should be taken into consideration, but not the only factor. You will be working with them so you should gel together. However like minded people want to work with each other. So, you may overlook someone who might bring something new to the environment.

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Nur Yunlu

I think it is not a bad idea to meet with people you will work. You will work with them as a team.

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Lauren Hicks

Absolutely not. Unless it's an employee whom has seniority. But even then if they aren't the manager or shift supervisor.. That shouldn't be brought in for consideration. Your work ethic has nothing to do with someone who may discriminate you right away. May not like you as a person or first impression. That has nothing to do with how good of an employee you are.

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Ron Haakenson

Depends on the job. In strong team-based jobs it may be a good way to weed out incompatible coworkers.

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Cynthia Malone

No because whether or not they dislike you does not matter that should be more likely that you get the job the reason I say that is because I've been a hiring manager and I've been a supervisor and I've also been an employee and yes some of my coworkers when I was hiring manager like me pretty much Muslim did because by time they got to work at 9:00 I've been there since 5:00 a.m. and all the work was done anyway so you know and I constantly got all the complaints and cussing out and all that because I was also supervisor and another company and I took all the heat for everybody and I was okay with it cuz I have a lot of patience for people because my grandmother was belligerent mean so I'm used to people yelling at me so I was pretty good at customer service when people were angry but most of the jobs I work at it doesn't matter if I was a hiring manager if I was a supervisor or I was an employee's a vet tech nobody ever likes me because my birthday my work ethics are totally different than everybody else's I believe in working when you're at work and a lot of people tend to hide in the corner and be on their phone or be in the break room on their phone there's always something to do at work always it doesn't matter if you walk by something you see it needs done just do it even if it isn't your job get it out of the way because eventually you're going to need that person to help you when you're on a tight schedule trying to get something out you know it's just teamwork that's basically what runs a company if you can't function as a team you can't help your coworkers or you can't help your employees when they need help why are you there that's just my worth it so for the hiring manager to ask the employees if they like you no no that doesn't matter what matters is that you're there on time that you do your job and you do it efficiently and you do it productively people are always going to dislike you where you work just like my mother told me she said not everybody's going to like you work she told me the people who don't like being most likely is because you're doing your job right but she knew me I have OCD and I'm I just think time is extremely valuable why wasted every second of my day I'm doing something and it's usually something productive and something that I feel good about doing it the end of the day and a good honest hard Day's work is something I feel good about so no their opinion did not matter that was a scapegoat

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Joyce Winters

Hi Anthony,

I feel that meeting your potential coworkers are appropriate to ask questions about the atmosphere, culture, and if they enjoy working for the company. "Shadowing" a current employee provides the opportunity to make that happen. I personally do not think that their opinion should be a part of determining whether someone gets their dream job.

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Gary Payne

At that point, if an offer is on the table then it's more of a casual meet and greet. Be polite shake hands and wait for your start date.

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Mei Haenze

I think it's good to meet potential co-workers. however, it's hard to determine rapport from a quick meeting. I had one job with a manager who was described as difficult and rough, there was concern he might not get along with me and vice versa. One of the best managers I ever had. One of my biggest fans. Moral: It's hard to tell quickly and/or superficially.

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Stacy Jones

Peer interviews allow the team to get know different candidates and see how they would fit in with our culture. The purpose of the peer interview is really just to get to know the candidate in a better way that a hiring manager cannot.

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