Does amazon use 3rd party recruiters but give them amazon.com email addresses?

Intuit ❓🔮❓
Mar 29 7 Comments

I have received recruiter InMail that states not to apply through the website. The person reaching out has an amazon.com addresses.

It has that third-party vibe to it. I’ve got InMail from Microsoft that’s had the same vibe to it— where it seems like an internal recruiter, but it’s actually contracted out.

I’m Microsoft’s case, it was someone who said they were a talent source with Microsoft engineering, but had a “searchwizards.com” email address.

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TOP 7 Comments
  • Intel / Eng DonaldDD's
    Definitely apply on the website
    Mar 29 0
  • Microsoft HdnF84
    Microsoft uses V- or vendor recruiters. amazon uses FTE recruiters
    Mar 29 1
    • Microsoft Tay.I.
      Microsoft also has FTE recruiters
      Mar 29
  • New / Eng
    errfileno

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    errfilenomore
    Is their title "recruiter", or are they trying to find a match for an opening on their own team and hunting for a referral bonus?
    Mar 29 1
    • Intuit ❓🔮❓
      OP
      These emails are almost never from engineers trying to hire for their own team.
      Mar 29
  • Intuit ❓🔮❓
    OP
    I feel less motivated to work with a contract recruiter vs a FTE. I feel that an in-house recruiter would care about making sure I’d find the right team, etc.
    Mar 29 0
  • Amazon Cynimist
    We do have contract sourcers in some orgs, yes. But they should have amazon.com email addresses.
    Mar 29 0