ghosted by uber recruiter

Igneous Systems / Eng ExYM03
Sep 30, 2018 16 Comments

a recruiter at Uber emailed me after an internal referral and sent me a link to a scheduling app to set up an interview. i did, and then emailed them to confirm the time. they said they were looking forward to it.

that day/time comes, no call. no message about rescheduling. no "sorry we took another look at your resume and it doesn't look like we have a good role fit for you at this time." nothing. emailed them twice. nothing. haven't heard from them since.

I don't mind delays, rescheduling, or even rejection. But to straight up ghost candidates with no messaging at all is embarrassing. This isn't tinder. Get your shit together.


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TOP 16 Comments
  • Google Gangnam st
    My technical interviewer didn't call at all (Uber). Next day recruiter email me saying that they messed up schedule and I had to take interview in 30 minutes. Well that is how "failed" my phone screening for the first time. Maybe I dodged a bullet.
    Sep 30, 2018 0
  • Uber recruiters suck. All the engineers hate them.
    Sep 30, 2018 1
    • Facebook / Eng Carmine
      Define all. Mine hooked me up real nice and now I’m paper rich. Gonna buy him something for Xmas
      Oct 1, 2018
  • Cruise Automation QQ more
    Cruise > Uber
    Sep 30, 2018 0
  • Google / Product callofwild
    Probably says more about the recruiter than Uber, but despite Dara's good efforts, Uber still seems to be entrenched in Travis fandom.
    Sep 30, 2018 0
  • LinkedIn chee
    Ask your referrer to reach out via internal chat
    Sep 30, 2018 0
  • New / Eng

    New Eng

    Opposite experience, recruiter was very prompt in scheduling phone interview , I asked to give like a couple of Months for the onsite , which they agreed to and scheduled the onsite just a day after I reached out again to them .
    Overall I would say they are hiring heavily so all recruiters are under lot of work load , but give it some time
    Oct 1, 2018 1
    • Facebook / Eng Carmine
      True that
      Oct 1, 2018
  • New thoth
    similar experience. never encountered anything like it in terms of incompetence or disregard for normal social custom. delays, last-minute reschedules, and refusal to answer email concerning status of previously agreed actions. had referral from senior engineer who I respect a lot. he says work/environment is excellent and I had Uber near top of list. that was two months back and yet to speak with relevant hiring manager. meanwhile wrapping up or done at 3 fang + 2 startups. emailed a week ago to check in, no response
    Oct 1, 2018 1
    • Ask the engineer to ask another recruiter?
      Oct 1, 2018
  • Uber / Eng xon
    Ask engineer that refered to talk
    with hiring manager. Managers care for good candidates more and will kick recruiter into action.
    Oct 4, 2018 0
  • GE / Eng

    GE Eng

    Morgan Stanley
    Seasoned developer too old to engage in shenanigans.
    At least you didn't get raped.
    Oct 3, 2018 0
  • GE / Eng

    GE Eng

    People dont leave company. They leave the manager.
    Wow exactly same experience with me too. He never called for acheduling phone interview. After month i got an email from him apologizing and promised to schedule the interview. But then he disappeared again.
    Oct 2, 2018 0


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