I have recently started to look out for a job change. I turned my profile to actively looking for the job change, and based on that I got a call regarding a similar opening.
The company is credible enough, they have a decade of experience in the market. I went through the phone discussion and got shortlisted for the face to face interview. Even the face to face interview experience was remarkably good, they treated me well, the companies infrastructure was good. Levels and intellectuals of tasks and discussions are good. I cleared all the rounds and eventually got selected. But here when the suspicious starts around.
They have discussed me the remunerations and finalised a mutually agreeable number, but they refused to send an official offer letter with the proposed job title and the details of the remuneration and asked to confirm my joining date. All I got is a sole mail from my recruiter stating 'Offer indication mail' and it vaguely describes it as I have been offered employment in their organisation and they asked me to bring some details of mine on the date of joining. No job title was mentioned, no exact remunerations were mentioned, but instead, a line stating we are agreeing on the financial part you have confirmed with our HR Team (but no written acknowledgement of that).
After having a detailed discussion with them, still, they convinced me that, this is the process been followed around there since starting and they are orally acknowledging all the terms and conditions including my job title and remuneration details and my joining date, but no written commitment is given nor an acknowledgement to my mail stating all the discussions we agreed upon.
The company looks more credible and promising having established a brand value, the role looks aligning with my goal more than enough. But this little discrete act of them is causing me second thoughts.
I would like to have pioneers advice on this scenario, I need it to clear my head. Like, can I proceed with this offer, can trust them and accept this offer? Or should I turn it down based on this suspicious refraining to disclosing policy?
From India, Alwarpet
As per my knowledge this is the risky choice.
1. Brand companies shares their proper offer letter to the candidates.
2. Do not go with communication.
If you want more details of that company then share that company name, i will give you the details.
From India, Mumbai
You may accept the offer with a small write up. "I agree with the offer subject to fixation of salary of Rs.___ as discussed and mutually agreed at your office on _____" On the day of joining before signing the Appointment letter acceptance please check your compensation as to whether the same was in line with your discussion. If not refuse to sign the appointment letter. Also please insist for appointment order on the day of joining.
From India, Madras
Some companies merely send an intimation about their selection just to enable the candidate to put his resignation to their current employer. This case seems to be similar . From your narration, there does not seem to be anything awkward. However, to put yourselves in a safer place, you can send a reply mail, stating that "I accept your offer subject to fixation of my salary @ rs.. and other perks, as has been mutually discussed and agreed to and shall be reporting to your company on joining on..."
Carry the print -outs of the mails (their mail and your reply) and politely demand detailed Offer of Appointment before completing your joining formalities.
From India, Aizawl