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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  • Apple / Eng fruitco334
    Breathe
    Apr 11 0
  • New / Eng 666 666
    How did you confirm that those Amazon candidates were bogus?
    Apr 11 3
    • T-Mobile just add
      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 / Eng 666 666
      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 11 0
  • Facebook public2
    How is that shady? Sounds like they are good negotiators.
    Apr 11 8
    • Facebook public2
      There is no budget or max. They wouldn't waste their time either. They were negotiating.
      Apr 11
    • T-Mobile just add
      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
    • T-Mobile just add
      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