Recruiter asking to cancel other interviews

Intel / Eng bpeE18
Jan 27 20 Comments

I have an offer from Uber Eats SF for a Data Scientist position. I am also interviewing with other companies including Uber ATG for AI Scientist, Deep Learning/ML Specialist roles. Uber Eats 's willing to better their offer only if I accept their offer and cancel immediately all interviews that I have scheduled (including ATG). Is this reasonable for a recruiter to ask?? What are the implications of accepting Eats but not canceling other interviews? Or, being open to them about completing my interviews with ATG?

Background: ML PhD student focussing on large scale ML, optimization

Update:
Well, I asked for some bump in the offer.. the recruiter said she will get back to me and remained silent for a week (almost ghosted me).. when I finally checked - I got the following reply-

“Thank you for following up. As of last week, the offer was what we originally put together for you with no adjustment. The offer is also past it's expiry date. If you do want to move forward with Uber then let me know by close of business today, otherwise you are more than welcome to revisit working at Uber in the future.
Let me know if you have any questions”

Must say I am rather annoyed with their attitude!!!

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TOP 20 Comments
  • Wayfair WNEm45
    Sure, it's a negotiation strategy. Continue interviewing but make sure Uber Eats pays over the top if they want you to accept the offer.
    Jan 27 0
  • Okta doomsday
    Sounds outrageous!
    Jan 27 0
  • Microsoft iuushk
    Say yes, and do the other interviews anyways, they cannot really stop you.
    Jan 27 2
    • Mist Systems 4dChess
      And lose negotiating power?
      Jan 27
    • Dropbox drl/handle
      How would they know? They can’t stop you .
      Jan 27
  • Google trickier
    Yeah. Same was done for me by Uber recruiter. I asked him for outrageous demands in exchange for cancelling other interviews. He dialed back his aggression. Then I said no to the recruiter.
    Jan 27 0
  • Google / Eng NotSRE
    Crazy!
    Jan 27 0
  • OpenDoor atleng
    If you’re more interested in the offer you have than the ones you might get, negotiate. Tell Uber you’ll do it for an extra 15k salary, 15k signing, and 40k RSUs. Otherwise, tell them you‘d like to see out your other interviews because you’d like to learn more about how other companies operate or some other generic, non threatening bullshit.

    I canceled my other interviews for my current gig and I feel I got a pretty good deal out of it because I was more interested in opendoor anyways. The recruiter gave me the offer and said “if you’re willing to cancel your other interviews I think we can work on these numbers a little bit”.
    Jan 27 3
    • Microsoft RHgo43
      What’s total TC at opendoor ? I interviewed there, bunch of kids got the interview seemed pretty inexperience loop strategy
      Max they were offering was 220K
      Jan 27
    • OpenDoor atleng
      The scientific research department of my ass @elM90

      @RHgo43 I’m in Atlanta and here it is a damn good deal. I do know we are less competitive in SF compared to other unicorns, and I believe we have a salary cap of 200k (but no equity cap that I know of). Joining in SF is definitely a bet on the company’s success - if we do well, your retrospective total comp will be far better, but if you just look at the current paper money value, you’ll be disappointed.
      Jan 27
    • Microsoft RHgo43
      Yeah that offer was for SFO
      AM in seattle
      So it was thanks but no thanks
      For Atlanta, it’s a good deal ;)
      Jan 27
  • New DvVM00
    no, it’s not, but tell them yes and continue anyway. you can just renege if you get a better offer.
    Jan 27 4
    • OpenDoor atleng
      this assumes you never plan on being interested in working at Uber again. Which... fair, but does narrow prospects.
      Jan 27
    • New DvVM00
      personally, i’d accept it and ghost them. they deserve it just for asking.
      Jan 27
    • OpenDoor atleng
      Uber is not the only company that offers to negotiate if you cancel other interviews. imo it’s a good tactic on their part. If you’re a company’s first choice (which is probably common for Uber), it gets you signed on with them quickly and from a candidate’s perspective you get some negotiation/wiggle room. Just make sure you ask for more than they’re comfortable giving and you’re in the clear.
      Jan 27
    • New DvVM00
      i’d ghost any of them. it’s a terrible tactic. it’s high pressure used car salesman bullshit. but this ain’t a used car, this is your life. as if the deal can only be there “if you sign right now”. i have people coming in every hour to buy this car. please. take your cheap suit and GTFO
      Jan 28
  • Intel / Eng bpeE18
    OP
    Yep that’s what I did and in return I got ghosted ( pls see my update)
    Jan 29 1
    • OpenDoor atleng
      Big yikes
      Jan 29
  • New DvVM00
    you should ask for a new interview cycle (and ghost them if they do respond)
    Jan 29 0
  • New DvVM00
    you got lucky. now imagine you’d taken the offer and work for a shite org like them
    Jan 29 0