Microsoft recruiter ghosting

CEMEX gino
Jan 24 18 Comments

My recruiter gave me a verbal offer and hasn't answered back for a month and a half.
Hasn't responded to the several emails I've sent but I know the person is active, since another recruiter told me that he would get back to me. Two weeks have passed.
I want to file a complaint to the recruiters boss. This type of behavior is disrespectful and downright wrong.

What do you guys think?

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TOP 18 Comments
  • Amazon Redux
    Does the recruiters email start with v- ? I’m guessing they’re a contractor and maybe something happened. Those people don’t have much of a vested interest in the whole process.
    Jan 24 2
    • CEMEX gino
      OP
      yes, they are vendors.
      Still, they get paid for their service, it is in their interest
      Jan 24
    • Amazon Redux
      Happened to me once, missed a phone screen due to priority issue at work, apologized and followed up... ghosted for 2 months.
      Jan 24
  • Microsoft wbYt28
    This doesn't surprise me at all. Some in recruiting / HR are absolute saints, but you've also got a bit block that take two months to get back to you, and only when you casually CC their manager.
    Jan 24 0
  • Capital One woahthere1
    The recruiter could have quit ; happened to me and just left me hanging . Extremely rude and unprofessional
    Jan 24 3
    • CEMEX gino
      OP
      I just don't understand how the companies let recruiters get away with this. Companies that claim their most important asset is their people.
      Jan 24
    • Microsoft alex5
      Tbh Microsoft recruiters are doing better job than other companies. I have other recruiters replied “ok” when I asked for availability, cancelled the phone call half an hour before the call, stopped responding after we rescheduled etc.
      Jan 24
    • CEMEX gino
      OP
      I did not mean to state that all recruiters are like this. The microsoft recruitment process has been far superior to the Facebook one. There are great recruiters in the process, but to leave this part of the interaction to people who don't care, well I don't know how they do it.
      Jan 24
  • Microsoft M💰FT
    Pm me recruiter name
    Jan 24 2
    • CEMEX gino
      OP
      pmed you
      Jan 24
    • Optym OBvX83
      I will PM you my recruiter's name as well
      Jun 26
  • CEMEX gino
    OP
    I was employed in the end. After two months of no response I had already given up. The original recruiter for the job post contacted me and said she was out because of an emergency and had another team for me. It took seven months since I was contacted for the first time to start the job. Im really liking it here and its my dream job so it was worth it.
    Jul 1 1
    • Optym OBvX83
      Yeah the sourcing recruiter has been really nice and responsive to me too. I'm glad you like your new job. Who knows maybe I'll join soon too.
      Jul 1
  • Juniper Wzghu
    Happened with me as well.. I was ghosted once the position got closed before I could get any offer. It’s very common with recruiters starting with v-. They literally don’t care. They reply when they need to. They do not bring any transparency to the recruiting process.
    Jan 24 1
    • CEMEX gino
      OP
      that sucks
      Jan 24
  • Microsoft alex5
    Happened to me so I started to interview around. When the recruiter got back to me, I said I need time to think and negotiated hard.
    Jan 24 1
    • CEMEX gino
      OP
      Yeah, I sighed, opened leetcode and grabbed a white board
      Jan 24
  • Optym OBvX83
    This is so annoying. Exactly what I'm going through right now. Recruiter vanished in the middle of negotiations. Copied the hiring manager in an email and no response.
    Jun 26 0