Corporate, and it starts with how HR treats candidates as they have no idea how to accommodate anyone and force you to go through hoops because they enjoy forcing candidates to jump when they say jump.
A town that only has a population of around 10 thousand, why are you so exclusive in how you hire and not inclusive?
It's their culture, and how they choose to approach others by being hostile and very negative to anyone who does not work for them. They don't know how to behave and be respectful to people and if HR is the 1st point of contact for job seekers, than they need to fix how they treat candidates (the whole system needs a 21st century upgrade from their 1980s style as HR should have no power in anything and should just be the middle man for job employers/seekers).
The culture is very exclusive, so there is a very negative tone to how they approach & communicate with others/anyone outside of their corporation.
Yes they do, as they create an exclusive process where any outsiders are looked at differently when they apply to jobs and they make them go through a much different process than someone who lives in the city. It is unfortunate that they have no idea how they treat candidates, but it is not pleasant.
Are you respected as a candidate throughout the entire process, no matter where you live?
No, it's their way - on their time - how they want to do it, and how they want to treat you. You have no rights with this city as they rule with an autocratic manner and HR is so negative to candidates; hopefully they get real professionals in HR and stop playing these games they force candidates to have to play (they take away an opportunity if you ask for accommodations).
After you apply online through Indeed, you will get a phone call demanding that you download Skype and that ALL interviews are done by Skype. If you inquire about Skype, you will be blacklisted from the recruitment process (immediately - no questions asked, and no accommodations given).