Bumped into a Hiring Manager who had rejected me

Asurion awesurion
Feb 22 55 Comments

Interviewed at Adobe and Hiring Manager took me out for lunch. The loop went great except an interview where they had a couple of interns who grilled me on syntactical errors and wanted runnable code on whiteboard. I bombed that interview because I was like WTF in my head. Not because it was interns, but because they didn’t really know stuff. I was pissed.

The day after getting a reject email I am at a grocery store and bump into the hiring manager. I say “Hi” and asked him “what happened ?”. He said “We didn’t find you as a right fit.” and he walked by.

I have since then replayed the scene umpteen times in my head seeing myself burning him. I feel I missed the chance to at least give him the right feedback on how he should train his interns how to interview.

How would have you roasted him ?

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TOP 55 Comments
  • Intuit bdasihx
    I wouldn’t roast him and work on my interview at the other company
    Feb 220
  • Microsoft / Engpvdhjcb
    Interns interviewing??? Run!
    Feb 220
  • Okta doomsday
    Interns interviewing potential FT candidates at Adobe? Jesus christ!
    Feb 220
  • New
    poly

    New

    PRE
    Harvard Business Publishing, Dick's Sporting Goods
    BIO
    sex on the beach
    polymore
    Interns interviewing? The company would crash and burn soon if this continues, I'd say good riddance
    Feb 220
  • New Jru7w
    i let interns interview when i don't think the candidate is a good fit and don't want to waste the time of my senior people
    Feb 2225
    • Oracle fatalflaw
      You jump before I even finish my thoughts trying to not get impatient with you.

      So, are we on the same page now?
      Feb 22
    • New eSt6g
      sure you're on the same page after incorporating my thoughts into your posts 🙄
      Feb 22
    • New eSt6g
      if your thoughts aren't finished don't post. going back to edit it 2 or 3 times after reading my subsequent posts is pretty lame.
      Feb 22
    • New eSt6g
      you can't express your thoughts clearly without constant revisions... your screening process just be a joke
      Feb 22
    • New eSt6g
      i like this candidate.... oh you don't? i don't either. let's ask Bob what he thinks and maybe I'll incorporate his thoughts into my review of the candidate
      Feb 22
    • Oracle fatalflaw
      I added the "And yes..." comment after you commented again that I ignore skills (with gratuitous attack on my employer). Still consistent with what I wrote previously.

      I don't see this discussion going anywhere. I'll repeat: do not do to others what you wouldn't want others to do to you.
      Feb 22
    • New eSt6g
      lol no you had only "With that attitude, no" try again
      Feb 22
    • Microsoft / Engpvdhjcb
      You're being disrespectful to the candidate and telling your interns that their development time is not valuable in the slightest.

      Basically you're being a douche.
      Feb 22
    • Oracle fatalflaw
      eSt6g, with your attitude, no, I won't. Multiple times above, I wanted to respond to you in the same manner as you, but I figured you'd beat me at that, so I chose not to. Now, it's a Friday evening. Have a nice one!
      Feb 22
    • Intel UGeJ58
      What's the name of your company? Asking for a friend who doesn't ever want a bitter and shitty manager.

      Do you really think you are the pinnacle of interviewing excellence and nobody else has a single insight?
      Feb 22
  • Two Sigma pci bus
    Actually it’s a good result. It’s not rare for me to encounter unqualified interviewers and they may decide me not fit. This is a situation of being overqualified. Ask yourself do you really want to work there with them? With the manger who is not able to deal with incapable peers?
    Feb 220
  • Asurion awesurion
    OP
    Four hours plus commute to be precise plus explaining to everyone over and over again on what I do. I don’t care about his opinion about me anymore.
    Feb 224
    • Square / EngSQ
      Yep they made the right choice in rejecting you for not being the right fit.
      Feb 22
    • Asurion awesurion
      OP
      OK Mr Professional ! And you are doing the right and super professional thing by telling me that I was not worth it. Judge me by what I write anonymously. Their judgement was at least based on few hours of assessment. You didn’t even meet me mr Judge.
      Feb 22
    • Square / EngSQ
      If you're this entitled and whiny online you undoubtedly were in person.
      Feb 22
    • Intel UGeJ58
      Personalities don't magically change online, it's just the spotlight grows a bit larger
      Feb 23
  • Google raAG25
    You dodged a bullet
    Feb 220
  • Intel bittie
    You don’t wanna work there.
    Feb 220
  • Yahoo ninendo
    Don’t feel like they wanted to treat you seriously in the first place. Again, why Adobe?
    Feb 222
    • Oath Supremist
      I feel it’s an underrated company with salary at par with FANG.
      Feb 24
    • Yahoo ninendo
      Salary? That’s a firm hell no
      Feb 24
  • Akamai Technologies dres
    Indian grocery store?
    Feb 221
  • Cisco NowGoogle
    Just move on. Manager will not hire you if the team members (intern or not) give negative feedback because there are big pool of people, we don’t really care about false negative unfortunately.

    Not a right fit is the PC thing the manager can tell you.
    Feb 220
  • Intel UGeJ58
    If that's the hiring process, imagine the quality of people they let in. They obviously let the bozo's in that made a stupid interview process.

    Intel will let anybody in that has a buzzword on their resume and no knowledge to back it up....and look how it's transformed
    Feb 220
  • Asurion awesurion
    OP
    What’s wrong with Adobe ?
    Feb 221
  • Facebook lachaim
    Probably does not want to say something real to prevent a discrimination lawsuit. Move on. Sounds like trash anyway.
    Feb 220
  • Oracle fatalflaw
    Who the f has interns interview candidates? It's like newbies interviewing directors or VPs! Give a dispassionate feedback to the recruiter and anyone else in the hiring team.
    Feb 220
  • Amazon Lolsom
    Find him on linked in. Send email.
    Feb 220
  • Groupon dka8kds
    H
    Feb 220
  • Square / EngSQ
    Why the hell would you ask him at a grocery store? Kind of inconsiderate and reinforces they made the right choice.
    Feb 223
    • Glassdoor hfsa
      Why wouldn't he ?
      Feb 22
    • Square / EngSQ
      Because it shows you're a tool that is confrontational and unable to handle rejection? Not to mention this is outside the work environment and highly unprofessional.
      Feb 22
    • Intel UGeJ58
      What's the expectation on his personal time? A deep hour long aside next to the asparagus, detailing the ins and outs of his professional experience, technical proficiency, and soft skills?

      I'd rather buy the f**king asparagus and go home, so I can go out or be with my SO
      Feb 22

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