Recruiters: why do you ask “are interviewing with any other companies” and how should I answer?
I currently work at Amazon but for whatever reason finally took a Google recruiters call last week and figured, since I was going brush up on my fundamentals for the interview anyway, I might as well respond to a few other recruiters too - namely Facebook, Adobe and Oracle.
So far I’ve only done a phone-screen with Google but when we were scheduling the on-site I was asked if I was interviewing anywhere else and I said no (technically I wasn’t yet) but as I expect to be asked this again by the others I wanted to know why they ask this and if will saying yes/no help or hurt me?
Also - any thoughts between those companies? Eg, if all the offers were more or less the same so it was narrowed down to a question of work-culture etc - which would you prefer/avoid?