Do companies have a hiring blacklist?

Chase dtblm1896
Jun 22, 2018 6 Comments

I had a phone interview scheduled with a company this week but I never received the call. I emailed the recruiter and phone interview coordinator only to never hear back again.

I did interview with this company in the past. Maybe about 1.5+ years ago. I didn't do too well on the onsite. I applied again and passed the phone screen a month or so later. But then they said that I am not eligible to move forward due to my recent application. This was before I knew companies have a waiting period before you can interview again.

Seeing as I've probably been ghosted right after scheduling a phone interview, does this imply that they've found my old application and realized my bad performance at their interview indicates that they don't want to move forward?

Do companies carry such a blacklist and what would cause someone to be listed on there?


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TOP 6 Comments
  • Amazon Bunbury
    In Amazon all details from previous interviews are always vissible. If the candidate has honed his/her skills, or is applying for a different role, then there is a chance. However, if there was an attitude or leadership issue detected, then a hiring is unlikely .
    Jun 22, 2018 1
    • Chase dtblm1896
      So it sounds like if soft skills don't meet the expectation, then they usually won't consider the candidate again? Whereas lacking technical skills will be given a second or third chance?
      Jun 22, 2018
  • Salesforce JaEE06
    I’ve heard companies blacklist other companies sometimes say if the ship is sinking and there’s a mass exodus of bad talent
    Jun 22, 2018 1
    • Airbnb keOU54
      Doesn’t the bad talent usually hang on for dear life while the good talent is involved in the mass exodus?
      Jun 24, 2018
  • Proofpoint / Eng
    420- 420

    Proofpoint Eng

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    What if some one change email and phone number
    Jun 22, 2018 0
  • Jet budbud
    Audible, which is a part of Amazon, has the behaviour OP described.
    Jun 22, 2018 0