"The only thing that can go wrong now is the culture".
These are now famous first words on the first day of work and part of a big lesson in life for me. Sometimes you start with good hopes because a lot of the aspects of the job add up: tech company, perfect location, decent pay, excellent product. Sometimes that is just not enough.
I left TransIP after working there for two weeks (of a four week trial period) based on the realisation the culture within the part of the company I was working did not fit and the culture of the part of the company I was trying to go was even less my cup of tea. After that, you suddenly find a ton of things which don't add up and you decide to leave.
Absolutely no hard feelings towards the company - I am still a happy customer - but it is part of the "game". I feel sorry for the guy at HR who facilitated the hire, he and his colleagues did an excellent job, as well as the fine people I met.
In the mean time I am talking with two - in my eyes - great companies and things are going well. I possibly might have to make a nasty and hard decision in the near future...