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Who has the WORST interview process from a recruitment/timing/efficiency standpoint?

New A. Ham
Dec 4

I know all recruiters are not the same, but in general companies either suck at recruitment best practices or are awesome. Which company has the WORST process overall? I'm personally voting for the Great Ghosters of Microsoft.

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  • Google zFsy57
    Google.
    Not
    Even
    Close
    Dec 40
  • Google Code🐵🍌
    My Microsoft interview experience was much better than Google
    Dec 40
  • Undisclosed w0t
    I've made it to host matching with Google twice and had to drop entirely due to other deadlines which were not tight deadlines, Google just took waaaay too long
    Dec 40
  • Amazon GHskann
    Uber needs to be on list. Worst interview experience I’ve ever had
    Dec 47
    • Amazon dh3n4n6brb
      Why?
      Dec 4
    • Amazon GHskann
      Leetcoders extraordinaire. Nauseating
      Dec 4
    • Uber konatbone
      thanks for highlighting this. that’s per team. i try and weed out the interviewers who just regurgitate leetcode questions from my teams panel. it doesn’t tell me anything about a candidates ability to function in a team.
      Dec 4
    • Amazon KYuG83
      I immediately wondered if uber was on this list! It is not. Not sure if it is the worst but it is definitely not the best.
      Dec 4
    • Microsoft Akd71.36
      I’ve only ever had Uber interviews where recent college grads expected Leetcode regurgitation. It was enough to make me turn down an offer.
      Dec 4
    • Amazon GHskann
      Same. I also turned down offer
      Dec 4
    • New A. Ham
      OP
      I knew I forgot a company or two. Uber should be there.
      Dec 4
  • eBay Lol eBa
    I bet google is proud to be the worst on this list. If you jump through their hoops you must really want to work there. It also identifies people who will accept low balls.
    Dec 41
    • Undisclosed Whyonly10?
      That attitude reflects their approach to their cloud business too, which is why they are failing.
      Dec 4
  • LinkedIn Gill Bates
    Google is definitely the worst. Once, the recruiter quit the company and all further communication went to /dev/null. Another took six months to schedule a phone screen.
    Dec 40
  • Facebook GE+DaSJW
    I voted MS but I take that back, Google
    Dec 40
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    • Bloomberg 10xFortran
      Got through HC in two weeks, and it only took that long because team started first. Only had two teams that wanted to talk to me, though, and one was in CorpEng. Rejected the low-ball.
      Dec 4
  • Benefitfocus kuXU54
    pwc
    Dec 45
    • Amazon KYuG83
      Pwc isn’t a tech company
      Dec 4
    • Benefitfocus kuXU54
      Eh. Title said: WHO has. Did he mention Tech Company only?
      Dec 4
    • Amazon KYuG83
      Blind is for primarily for tech and all options listed are tech
      Dec 4
    • Benefitfocus kuXU54
      Well like you said, Primary and OP LISTED others as an option too. I’m just expressing my opinions I don’t need you to tell me what to do. Thanks. 🤷‍♀️
      Dec 4
    • New A. Ham
      OP
      Consulting companies are fine, although I'd be focusing on their tech divisions...management consulting not so much.
      Dec 4
  • New A. Ham
    OP
    I had at least 8 interviews with Microsoft. Passed all the steps and hoops. Was being considered by 2 teams for 3 positions. One hiring manager just didn't show up at a scheduled time. The other HMs all seemed to like me. Then the recruiter disappeared forever. Doesn't even respond to my emails anymore. I'm actually quite upset. I love the Microsoft brand and mission. The ppl I met were top notch! Oh well. Off to their competition
    Dec 44
    • Microsoft yuyup
      That sounds terrible. Since you like our brand & mission, do consider giving us another try in a different team. Hopefully not all our HMs & recruiters suck.
      Dec 4
    • New A. Ham
      OP
      I tried to apply online to different team and got some random error like my profile is on hold some where. I give up! But damn I wanted to work there. I came in thru conference recruiting...so they spent a lot of money to just blow folks off. Oh well. I have other opportunities. Just wish recruiters gave closure.
      Dec 4
    • Blackstone 751hbw2
      Have you tired pinging the HMs?
      Dec 4
    • New A. Ham
      OP
      I might do that on LinkedIn. Pretty confident im getting another offer this week...and have a few other options. If nothing happens this month, I'll stalk the HR after the New Year.
      Dec 4
  • Apple yEdW78
    Netflix- no response after recruiter call, bull shit.
    No call after some big position guy on blind AMA referral- assuming (s)he referred
    Countless online applications
    People with my experience are hired there

    This was when i was looking for change
    Dec 43
    • Netflix bread
      You sound entitled :(. Entitlement doesn’t fly.
      Dec 4
    • Oracle of · Nada
      You don't know about the entitlement until you actually meet them though
      Dec 4
    • Netflix bread
      He had a recruiter screen
      Dec 4
  • DocuSign 10charonly
    Google.
    We had a good phone chat, sent my resume.
    No response for 11 months, and then:
    "I see on linked in that you're switching jobs. HM would be happy to chat. Let me set something up."
    Eleven months of silence is broken like that?!?
    Dec 41
    • New A. Ham
      OP
      Google rented a yacht for a group of candidates at an event...just to tell us they didn't want to talk about work stuff on the boat. Uhmmmm. Why are we here?
      Dec 4
  • Google Neopets😍
    ITT: People who couldn’t get into FAANG so they vote petty.
    Dec 41
    • Facebook GE+DaSJW
      I don't think so. Google objectively has the worst interview process there is.
      Dec 4
  • Undisclosed buzzbazz
    Rakuten marketing
    Dec 40
  • Google Lovedoo
    Sadly, I have to agree that Google's interview process is sub par.
    Dec 51
    • Apple yEdW78
      I never faced any problems as people mentioned above
      Mine were very smooth although they were more than a year ago
      Dec 5
  • Apple Watchguru
    Google... takes like 4 months minimum
    Dec 41
    • eBay Lol eBa
      I know someone who had an offer soon after their onsite. All they had to do was interview well and tell them they had an offer already from fb.
      Dec 5
  • Google UJBa23
    Yeah we are pretty bad tbh...
    Dec 40
  • Stripe Ab4521
    Palantir. By a long shot.

    Usually 2 phone screens, 2 onsites, and some other bs.
    Dec 40
  • Facebook KanjoosMWD
    Google. Followed distantly by MS
    The incumbents don't change
    Dec 40
  • Microsoft yuyup
    Uber
    Dec 40
  • Undisclosed $jajajaj$
    NIO. For more information read Glassdoor comments.
    Dec 42
    • Stripe Ab4521
      Really? I found their process pretty easy going. What in particular did you have issues with?
      Dec 4
    • Cloudera $jajajaj$
      It's more supply and demand governed, rather than a recruitment process.
      Dec 4
  • Microsoft gulta1001
    MS, month since the interview and still no update just a bunch of excuses. Re, orgs, additional interviews with new management, etc. I get it it’s the holiday season but no response from recruitment on status updates or anything of that sort. Not the first interview experience either, it seems like a black hole every single time. :( I’m extremely discouraged and at this point willing to give up on MS completely and move forward with other competitors.
    3d0
  • Apple crook
    Oh no, what a surprise! :D
    Dec 50
  • Microsoft xjsba
    From my recent experience Dropbox was by far the worst. It took two weeks after my second phone screen to hear back that I had an onsite. During my onsite I found out I was interviewing for a frontend role that is completely irrelevant to my experience. Finally, it took 2.5 weeks to hear back about onsite, even after me saying I had offer deadlines.
    Dec 50
  • Criteo :o)
    Uber.
    Dec 40

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