Heavy nepotism in teams. Be careful during the interview process- recruiters are very lazy, hiring managers are disconnected and team members are fighting for a title.
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- Sample size of one, people.
It’s abnormal to have all good communications and interviews at all candidate companies.
Recruiters are over-burdened. That can look like lazy from the outside, but not the same thing.
HMs are busy af - as we all are - b/c there’s so much going on. Once you’re hired, you’ll see this, too.
Do a few people fight for titles? Yes. Does everyone? No. We’re working.
What’s up w/ the nepotism? Explain please? Examples? How did you see/notice it as a candidate? Promoting their favorite ppl? Or, hiring from their previous experience?
I see that desire in a few HMs, but I’ve seen 2of3 times that didn’t work out (newhire left despite the connection) rather quickly. This is a problem worth solving. (The one who remains sounds like a mini-tyrant.)
- It sounds like you’ve substituted a commenter describing a known issue (me) for the small group of people who could change the issue (not me, also probably not on Blind, and not looking for our advice). <— This is called “attribute substitution,” or the “substitution bias.”
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