VMWare recruiter cancelled the interviews after forcing me to tell my compensation

IEEE BCXg36
Sep 20, 2018 21 Comments

Last year in the very first call, a VMWare recruiter was very adamant and forceful in asking me my current and expected compensation even though California laws restrict this. When i told her she says I m crazy and noone gives that much and I m unreasonable and lying about my current comp.
She said noone gets 150k total package for 7 years of experience in sunnyvale office. I said I m getting it currently (can show offerletter), and I feel underpaid, she said she is gonna tell the hiring manager know that I m lying about my current comp and i have unusually high expectations in terms of comp and we should cancel his interviews and candidacy.

I got a reject email from them after a week.

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  • American Airlines Pug Darker
    One time a recruiter contacted me about a position. After a lengthy discussion regarding what I was currently making and what I was looking for she told me that the position had just been filled minutes earlier. Then she called my boss the next day and told him she could replace me with someone who cost half as much.
    Sep 20, 2018 4
    • Blue Cross Blue Shield noname121
      Hey mind if I PM you
      Sep 20, 2018
    • American Airlines Pug Darker
      Sure
      Sep 20, 2018
    • Collective Health / Eng FlowersHi
      That is fucked up
      Sep 20, 2018
    • Glooko / Other Hangryhan
      Fierce!
      Sep 20, 2018
  • Apple p0lo
    recruiting idiots like these need to be “slut shamed” on LinkedIn or twitter. We’ve had one of these idiots on our recruiting team once- the applicant did the right thing of forwarding me the emails. I went to recruiting manager and HR to get her fired the next day.
    Sep 20, 2018 2
    • Collective Health / Eng FlowersHi
      Nice. What exactly did she say that was a fireable offense? Was it because the recruiter was trying to force the applicant to disclose their current comp?
      Sep 20, 2018
    • VMware / Eng
      optimusx

      VMware Eng

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      optimusxmore
      u did right @p0lo. because if the OP is not exaggerating then it's against Vmware ethics and at least i won't allow that with a probable candidate. negotiation is not forcing someone's opinion.
      Sep 21, 2018
  • Microsoft / Eng
    HanDouble

    Microsoft Eng

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    Hate coding quizzes but studying hard for better future!
    HanDoublemore
    Find another recruiter from the same company and report this. 150k is close to new grad salary.
    Sep 20, 2018 0
  • Collective Health / Eng FlowersHi
    I think you’re probably being a little misleading here. She probably asked what your SALARY was and you’re responding with total comp. Those are two different numbers.
    Sep 20, 2018 4
    • VMware / Eng
      vLol

      VMware Eng

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      Wayfair
      vLolmore
      Even then, 150k is on the lower end of senior engineer salary
      Sep 20, 2018
    • Collective Health / Eng FlowersHi
      No it isn’t. You realize amazon caps out their salaries at $160K right? So if the max you can make at Amazon is $160k, then how is $150k on the low end?
      Sep 21, 2018
    • VMware / Eng
      vLol

      VMware Eng

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      vLolmore
      I'm talking about senior engineers at VMware
      Sep 21, 2018
    • VMware / R&D vmgaga
      A staff engineer that makes 150k at vmware is severely underpaid
      Sep 23, 2018
  • Facebook FbECS
    Yeah I'd contact another recruiter at VMware. I easily made that much when I was at VMware
    Sep 20, 2018 0
  • Google s89
    Good for u. Atleast they cancelled the interview with out wasting much time.
    I was there for an onsite interview in 2016 and till date i dont know the result. The recruiter never got back to me.
    Sep 20, 2018 0
  • VMware / Eng
    vLol

    VMware Eng

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    vLolmore
    Wtf?? That's new grad comp. Is this for SWE? You should contact another recruiter and report this one.
    Sep 20, 2018 0
  • VMware 🗣️💩.
    Contact them back and offer up your W2s to prove your current. Ask what the middle Target is for the role then add 5% to get actual middle.
    If you are asking for more than middle, the hiring manager needs to get approval from finance.
    If you don't know the hiring manager, then ask a current vmw person to look it by req # and then call that manager to discuss the role. No comp, just the role
    Sep 22, 2018 0
  • Microsoft / Eng
    HanDouble

    Microsoft Eng

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    Hate coding quizzes but studying hard for better future!
    HanDoublemore
    It makes sense if the position is receptionist or admin.
    Sep 20, 2018 0
  • Capital One tec101
    Noone is interested in this....
    Sep 20, 2018 0
  • Salesforce trolll
    You work at ieee?
    Sep 20, 2018 0