Disney not preferring H1B candidates

Amazon parshuram
Aug 6, 2017 28 Comments

Hi,

I have come to a conclusion that Disney and all of its subsidiaries are currently not hiring H1B candidates or candidates with a visa in USA. It only prefers Green Card holders and US Citizens. What is up with that?

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TOP 28 Comments
  • Amazon pupper41
    Companies aren't required to hire H1B's. Beggars can't be choosers. You should feel lucky that you can even find a job as an H1B
    Aug 6, 2017 2
    • VMware sdQo51
      don't u think this is offensive ? calling h1b's beggars is very low
      Aug 7, 2017
    • Amazon / Eng
      BeffJezos!

      Amazon Eng

      BIO
      Lost in the software world gluing APIs and classes together. Wanted to innovate; now just want my stocks to vest. :/
      BeffJezos!more
      Beggers? Lol. We earn more, save more, and are smarter at STEM than the usual American. All the big companies that require software engineering as a core skill for business freely take H1Bs. Why do you think they do that? Also, check the CEOs of the Big 4, all immigrants. Don't be offensive brother. Peace.
      Apr 3
  • Microsoft Dr Watson
    What's unusual about that? Sponsoring visas is not trivial, time consuming, and expensive. Totally up to the company if they want to allocate their resources to go that route. Some do, most don't.
    Aug 6, 2017 0
  • ADP kuzU71
    I'm sorry, but if there are US candidates, why would they not hire them?
    Aug 6, 2017 1
    • BlackBerry c3por2d2
      Maybe they are not good enough
      Aug 6, 2017
  • Microsoft / Eng
    wassaup

    Microsoft Eng

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    Hate coding quizzes but studying hard for better future!
    wassaupmore
    I am an immigrant but this should be the default. H1B has been badly abused to hire people willing to sacrifice their personal life and devote themselves into work. This is destroying Bay area and tech industry in general, not to mention interview is turning into like college entrance exam in Asian countries. It is totally disregarding communication and other more important traits. This will fundamentally destroy the industry for the long term. If anything, Asian companies will do better at this and US companies will lose the edge unless this trend of morphing into Asian companies stops. If Asian model was better, I would say go for it but if that were true, Asian companies should have been doing a far better job, right? I have yet to see any major tech companies who can sell outside of their own countries though. But that is up until now. Before it is too late, US companies should hire Americans first then hire foreign workers if there still is shortage.
    Aug 6, 2017 1
    • Autodesk / Mktg
      jalal

      Autodesk Mktg

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      RUN !
      jalalmore
      I agree . But you see no American or any executive order from POTUS can stop the H1B .. Time to grow some balls on the issue ?
      Aug 6, 2017
  • Facebook ugco78
    it is illegal to discriminate based on citizenship. except if you need an h1b
    Aug 6, 2017 2
    • Microsoft Dr Watson
      No it isn't
      Aug 7, 2017
    • Facebook ugco78
      no it isn't what?
      Aug 7, 2017
  • Autodesk / Mktg
    jalal

    Autodesk Mktg

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    homedepot
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    RUN !
    jalalmore
    The attempt to replace US workers with H1B went wrong , and then to avoid "media shame" they stopped H1B hiring completely.. The laid off US workers were not brought back , all the jobs were outsourced to contractors and others shipped to Asia offices..
    Aug 6, 2017 1
    • Ipreo / Other
      W.F.H.

      Ipreo Other

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      Business, finance and sales guy building FinTech solutions in B2B space.
      W.F.H.more
      Not all but lots
      Aug 7, 2017
  • Ipreo / Other
    W.F.H.

    Ipreo Other

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    Business, finance and sales guy building FinTech solutions in B2B space.
    W.F.H.more
    I'm in the Bay Area on an H1B and I would never go through the same process with a candidate. I'm not sure how I convinced someone to sponsor me in the first place...
    Aug 6, 2017 0
  • Capital One / Eng
    zidane

    Capital One Eng

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    cognizant
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    A code enthusiast, maintains a low key profile in general.
    zidanemore
    To be honest we're having a lot of trouble to hire people after our company stopped h1b recruitment, what's happening is if you don't find good qualified people here and still want your work done and can't recruit on visa what do you think organizations do... They outsource to get those jobs done!
    Aug 7, 2017 0
  • A lot of companies are that way. It's a pain in the ass to sponsor for H1B visas
    Aug 6, 2017 0
  • LinkedIn h2dr5
    H1B is intended for when there aren't enough local candidates... sounds like the program is working EXACTLY as intended. Apply for a green card, shoe you're interested in staying longterm and making... America Great Again ;).
    Aug 7, 2017 0
  • Amazon / Other
    Rufus

    Amazon Other

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    Rufus more
    America First. Trump is President now.
    Aug 7, 2017 1
    • Autodesk / Mktg
      jalal

      Autodesk Mktg

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      jalalmore
      America Fucked. Trump is President now.
      Aug 7, 2017
  • New / Mgmt oKvtZ
    As a hiring manager, the H1B process is now a pain. Several years ago, you just hired any applicant that was qualified and if they needed an H1B, you did it. Now with many more concerns about immigration and jobs, things have changed.

    Now, HR at many companies are being a lot more strict about making certain that there are no qualified candidates other than someone needing the H1B. And even then, they are hesitant to do so as other items for compliance - like publicly posting the sponsorship packet somewhere in the office, which include a salary range for all folks with that title in the company, which for Disney might not be a big deal, but for smaller companies means everyone then knows everyone elses salaries. And of course there is the expenses. In the last year I had someone we sponsored leave after 6 months to go back to the country they came from (homesick), and someone else that was hired and all the H1B paperwork forced through then not show up on their first day.

    All in all, as a hiring manager, it is generally not worth the effort unless someone is absolutely amazing and I really can't find anyone else. - And I think that is really what is supposed to be the point of an H1B anyway.
    Aug 10, 2017 4
    • Facebook ugco78
      no, that's the point of an o-1. h1b is not the best and brightest visa. it's for skilled workers with degrees
      Aug 10, 2017
    • New / Mgmt oKvtZ
      One of the conditions that you have to certify is that:

      "Provide working conditions for nonimmigrants which will not adversely affect the working conditions of
      workers similarly employed."

      and another is:

      ": Pay nonimmigrants at least the local prevailing wage or the employer’s actual wage, whichever is higher, and pay for non-
      productive time. Offer nonimmigrants benefits on the same basis as offered to U.S. workers"

      What has been expressed to me by our inside counsel is that to meet these criteria, the person really needs to be exceptional. The idea being that inevitably at some company a non-immigrant who feels harmed by the employment of an H1B will literally make a federal case of it, and the current administration will make an example of that company (in court and on Twitter). So to cross t's and dot i's, any H1B needs to stand up to any potential scrutiny from nationalist groups and the fed.
      Aug 10, 2017
    • Facebook ugco78
      that's just your lawyers being conservative. fb/g hire new grads on h1b with 100-120k base comp all the time. for a good tech company it's not hard to pay over the prevailing wage
      Aug 10, 2017
    • IDEO / Other RBPV51
      Is it any easier for an hiring manager to hire someone with an existing H1B visa?
      Aug 11, 2017
  • New / Other
    thatGuy710

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    thatGuy710more
    Duh America First like our great dictator said
    Aug 8, 2017 0
  • Disney / Product sydsy
    I have several H1B individuals on my team but recruitment hasn't sent over an H1B candidate in a while.

    Most of our candidates have been internal transfers from within TWDC. External hires have been quite low lately.
    Aug 8, 2017 0
  • Amazon / Eng
    mUqi08

    Amazon Eng

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    mUqi08more
    they try to avoid the racists in this country from boycotts.
    Aug 7, 2017 0
  • New dogcow
    GOOD
    Aug 7, 2017 0