Does your company have crazy white boarding interviews where you’re expected to recite the curriculum of ivy league computer science programs? Your company probably has a deep existential fear of hiring someone who doesn’t know how to code.
Does your company spend most of the post-interview aghast that the candidate said he read trashy romance novels for fun? Your company is probably most afraid of hiring a bad culture fit.
What would it look like if your company was afraid of someone interviewing for the sole purpose of using your offer to get a raise?
I don’t know.
I had a weird interview experience, and this is the best explanation I have. The CTO and Director of Engineering both got really excited when I mentioned that my manager knew I was looking for a new job. I wish I had asked about it. It completely changed the tone of an interview that felt lukewarm.