What are some shady things recruiters do?

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Apr 11 15 Comments

I've had experiences with third party recruiters who low-ball verbal offer and say they got 2 other developers from Amazon going lower than the current offer to pressurize into accepting but never roll out a formal letter. They deal in Excel sheets with no company header for sending the compensation figures.

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TOP 15 Comments
  • Apple fruitco334
    Breathe
    Apr 110
  • New / Eng666 666
    How did you confirm that those Amazon candidates were bogus?
    Apr 113
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      OP
      They're not bogus. Just that I wouldn't have wasted my time for the budget they had if they were clear from the beginning.
      Apr 11
    • New / Eng666 666
      Got it! I can only suggest asking about budget upfront if you dont want to waste your time. I personally ignore DOE bullshit as well.
      Good luck!
      Apr 11
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      OP
      When I checked they said they had the Budget. That's what makes it frustrating
      Apr 11
  • Microsoft .exe
    They all try to ask about current comp. If not direct salary amount it's bonus or stocks. Never answer this.
    Apr 110
  • Facebook public2
    How is that shady? Sounds like they are good negotiators.
    Apr 118
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      OP
      You're right, they're not.
      Apr 11
    • Facebook public2
      Not sure if sarcasm or genuine. I didn't say they were you just were clear what you thought was shady. Sounds like they are just doing their job so far.
      Apr 11
    • T-Mobile just add
      OP
      I wasted a leave to go interview and followed up for two weeks. If I was told that they don't have the budget for what I had asked them then I would have never showed up at the interview. I call it shady because they called me to the interview knowing that I wouldn't come if they told me about the TC they would offer.
      Apr 11
    • Facebook public2
      There is no budget or max. They wouldn't waste their time either. They were negotiating.
      Apr 11
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      OP
      They're wasting a lot of developer's time for the one low-ball position they got in the garb of negotiation strategy.
      Apr 11
    • Facebook public2
      No, they aren't was the point
      Apr 11
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      OP
      I respectfully disagree.
      Apr 12
    • Facebook public2
      That's fine. You think they enjoy wasting their time and aren't incentivized to hire people too?
      Apr 12

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