Employers will typically take references or back channels on prospective hires to better ensure quality. Savvy job candidates should utilize this method and take back channels on a prospective employer to help ensure they accept the right job offer!
In our experience, this is extra important when considering jobs in start-ups due to the relative unknowns. Glassdoor can fill some of the gaps, but this approach enables you to get intel from people who worked in the specific function you would be joining!
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