BYTON - Stay Away!

New PQYG15
Aug 10 13 Comments

I had a recent experience interviewing at Byton for an engineering role. MY GOD... it was a nightmare. After the on-site, they made a verbal offer and I was expecting a written offer in the next few days. A week went by and I received no response from HR nor the hiring manager. I decided to follow up, and to my surprise they mentioned they no longer have headcount for the team (probably because they just laid-off a bunch of people, which I later found out from somebody working there). At that point, I figured I would cut my losses and move on.

About 2 weeks later the recruiter and hiring manager contacted me again asking if I was still interested in the position. Being a dumbass I am- I told them I would be. After a week of back and forth discussing about next steps, suddenly they no longer have headcount, again.

I am wondering what type of company would deliberately do this to waste people's time, almost as if the Chinese are paying their HR just to screw with people in the US. Anyways, stay away from Byton (unless you like the chaos). I don't think the company will survive in the US.

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TOP 13 Comments
  • Amazon lwri07
    Wtf is Byton?
    Aug 10 4
    • New PQYG15
      OP
      Another Chinese backed start-up "attempting" to make an electric vehicle (Like NIO, Faraday Future, SF Motors...etc.)
      Aug 10
    • Apple / Eng osMC40
      What is SF motors? Doesn’t it look like a San Francisco company lol?
      Aug 10
    • BYTON cJKu57
      Why the fuck is byton.
      Aug 11
    • Humble Bundle qLiO02
      Chinese company with low hiring bar running out of funds and just like anything made in China very poor quality. Work for a real company instead of wanna be. It won’t last money is going to be gone soon since they can’t pay vendors.
      Aug 27
  • Alibaba Group / HR
    asjw

    Alibaba Group HR

    BIO
    Why should anyone put a bio on blind? Who is your product guy?
    asjwmore
    It's normal for a startup, I bet there are just as many fucked up US startups
    Aug 10 4
    • Expedia Group / Eng interviewm
      I think it's just the Chinese mindset. They don't care about employees
      Aug 10
    • Alibaba Group / HR
      asjw

      Alibaba Group HR

      BIO
      Why should anyone put a bio on blind? Who is your product guy?
      asjwmore
      That's not true
      Aug 11
    • Humble Bundle qLiO02
      No comparison Chinese vs US startup. Chinese company hiring bar low all about volume than quality look at the list of people at Byton all mediocare, it's all bad. If you good you won't be at a Chinese company for one.
      Aug 30
    • Alibaba Group / HR
      asjw

      Alibaba Group HR

      BIO
      Why should anyone put a bio on blind? Who is your product guy?
      asjwmore
      Says someone working in humble what?
      Aug 30
  • Amazon аlv
    When you deal with a Chinese company, you’re effectively dealing with the Chinese government. Draw your own conclusions about efficiency and motives.
    Aug 10 1
    • Kaspersky Lab / HR
      mayfair

      Kaspersky Lab HR

      PRE
      Heineken
      mayfairmore
      That’s not true. There are millions of Chinese companies, do you think government has power over each one of them? Government only care about companies that are important for economy or society.
      Aug 18
  • Expedia Group / Eng notIndian
    Avoid Chinese companies. They love wasting your time
    Aug 10 0

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