I recently had a series of interviews that went really well, thank you MT interviewing series!
The next week the recruiter who lined me up for the interview called and said that they would be giving me an offer. Note, I received no info at this time on the offer. He asked if we would move to this new state if they offered? I countered that I need to have an offer first. A week later I found out the location of the job, no position info or compensation. Asked again if I would take it, I insisted on seeing the full offer. Next week told the position and associated details, no compensation. I still requested to see the full offer. The next week told full details and declined the following Monday of the next week
Truth be told, my wife and I were not strongly attracted to the new area, and after we knew the position we knew it was unlikely we would accept. However I stuck to my guns and insisted that I get the full offer before rendering a decision.
The recruiter called me as a follow-up after I declined and said that if I know we would decline once I knew the position, I should have said so. I replied that expecting a full offer is not unreasonable, I could not be expected to make a decision without all the factors. Even though compensation was not a big factor for us.
I would love to hear others thoughts about this.