Is this company too fickle?

posted 5 months ago in Career
  • poll: Would you give them a chance still?
    No, move on to other companies : (2 votes)
    13 %
    Yes, it might be a one off : (14 votes)
    88 %
  • Post # 3
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    Honey bee

    Maybe they just need to get someone into that position sooner.  There’s a whole lot of reasons that could be and isn’t necessarily the company being “fickle” whatever that means in this context.

    If you want to interview, interview.  If you don’t, don’t.  It isn’t that complicated.  An interview is just as much you deciding if they are a good fit for you as the other way around.  An interview doesn’t mean you’re promising to work there.

     And I can’t tell who you are referring to when you say they are stressing you out.  But again, no one is forcing you to work with them so if you dont want to then just politely decline. 

    Post # 4
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: July 2018

    I mean, your recruiter only sent your information to them on Tuesday, there was never a huge amount of time for them to review it in order to actually decide whether to bring you in for an interview or not.  

    I don’t think the company have really done anything wrong here, your recruiter sent them your cv two days before they needed to agree on the new hire.

    You don’t have to go if it is too last minute for you or you just don’t really like the company but you were a last minute addition to the people they were looking at so of course the interview confirmation is going to come in at the last minute.  From the outset two days notice clearly wasn’t possible in this situation.  I don’t think this is really a reflection of the company. 

    Post # 6
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: July 2018

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    lauralaura123 :  I still don’t get the huge deal, either you are free and want to interview or you don’t.  In an idea world there would always be loads of time in advance to prepare for an interview, but that isn’t reality most of the time.

    The email probably came through at 9pm because whoever is dealing with this is doing their regular job all day and then sitting down in the evening to deal with the recruitment on top of their regular workload. 

    I wouldn’t let this alone put you off, but obviously that is up to you!

    Post # 7
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2019

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    lauralaura123 :  Are they in a different time zone than you? 

    Post # 11
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: February 2016

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    lauralaura123 :  working with a recruiter means things might be a bit more immeadiate than applying direct to organisations. With a recruitment agency, they get a fee if they place you so the recruiters will work hard to squeeze you into positions when the company have already interviewed. Which means you need to be able to interview at relatively short notice because the company wants to make their decision. It’s not unreasonable and I’ve experienced similar working with recruiters. If you don’t like the short term nature of recruiters, don’t use them.

    Post # 12
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2018

    I don’t really see this as a red flag at all. You did tell him that the day before was fine…

    For what it’s worth, I previously worked at a really great place that was consistently on “best place to work” lists and this kind of behavior was common. People were really busy and had tons of meetings, etc. and hiring/interview prep often got bumped to the end of the day. It didn’t have any correlation with how people were treated once they were hired.

    Good luck in the interview!

    Post # 13
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2010

    This doesn’t seem like a big deal to me. Let us know how your interview goes.

    Post # 14
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Definitely not a big deal.

    I also want to point out you don’t know how this company “typically” does business, or anything about it really. An external recruiter sent your resume over and they reached out for an interview for a position they clearly are trying to fill quickly.

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