I recently went on a job interview and it went well. After the initial interview, I was called later that day and asked to come back for a second interview the next day. I did, and that interview went well too. I sent thank you e-mails to the two executives I met. I received a job offer the next day from HR. In reviewing the job offer, I noticed that the salary was the same as on the job posting, though when I spoke w the exec. director during the second interview, he mentioned salary and that he would find out about getting me the max salary for the position due to my experience and education (I just finished a doctorate program). When I reached out to ask some additional questions, and specifically asked about the salary, he said that he couldn't offer more. So if I accept the position, I'd be taking an $8,000 pay cut. The other manager that I interviewed w/ for the first interview, and who would be my manager if I accept the position, never responded to my thank you e-mail or follow up questions. Now this has me a little worried because I had a similar situation happen in my last job where I didn't receive any acknowledgement that the thank you e-mail was received and it was a nightmare to work with that person. The person was a work bully and aided in creating a toxic work culture. Our interactions were unpleasant and she often ignored my questions or requests and disregarded me altogether. I want to make sure that I'm making the next right move; no sense of getting into a job and then realizing it's a toxic environment. Is this a sign of things to come? Should I be concerned by the inconsistent communication especially when she was very talkative and enthusiastic during the interview process? Is this a sign of her management style?