I have been working at PeopleFinders.com full-timePros
The company is growing and there are new things we are trying, thinking out of the box. I think that's important. The office environment is clean and modern. Most importantly, the people that work here are top notch.Cons
With growth comes growing pains, and it's not always a smooth ride, but we've been hiring and trying to hammer out the process to smooth out the growing pains.Advice to ManagementAdvice
We need to learn to celebrate achievements and milestones. We're doing a lot of good work. Maybe someone in management can send an email once a month to review some major accomplishments in the past month so we can celebrate and be proud of the work we're doing.Approves of CEO
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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I applied through a recruiter. The process took a day – interviewed at PeopleFinders.com.Interview Details
I had a recruiter line up an interview for me for a network engineer position at Peoplefinders. Of course recruiters pump you up/get you excited about the position - it's their job, they want to close the sale with their customer and make their commission - so no problem there.
They (the recruiter) called me a few times within a short period - maybe all within 20 minutes - asking various questions. I assume they were effectively doing a real-time back-and-forth with PeopleFinders and since they (the recruiter) kept calling me back I assumed things were going well.
Then they say OK they think they have all the questions answered now and they'll probably call me back tomorrow to setup a face-to-face except bam they call back within 15 minutes (again) but this time they saw oops sorry they (Peoplefinders) is not interested because I AM NOT FREAKING WORKING.
In other words they DON'T HIRE UNEMPLOYED PEOPLE and only hire people AWAY from other employers.
I am not sure I need to describe why this policy is insane, inane, and just generally idiotic. Never mind that we were (at the time (2009-ish) in the midst of one of the worst economic depressions in over 60 years and that millions of good employees had been laid off in the last 12-18 months - myself included, from a huge semiconductor company (shocker; gotta love those cyclical industries).
And nevermind I'd been a senior-level systems/network engineer for well over 15 years at the time. I know my stuff and am very good at it. Give me a chance to interview and I'll prove it to you.
This blanket policy of not hiring unemployed people - in an economy where it's not unusual for the "real" unemployment figures to be bordering on 12-15% - is completely absurd. It's insulting and though I don't know for certain kind of wondering if it's illegal. How can you have a specific stated policy that automatically expresses bias against a very large percentage of the population? You might as well state you won't hire Hispanics or Blacks because of the color of their skin.
Honestly I would have preferred simply not knowing about a policy like this. If I just never heard back that would be fine. At least then I'd never know. Knowing that some employers simply refuse to even consider unemployed people is incredibly demoralizing when you're looking hard for a good job.
Given the kind of feedback Peoplefinders gets here in retrospect it's a blessing that I wasn't even considered. Regardless I feel people need to know this is how they operate and it's just terrible to insult prospective employees before they ever have the chance to walk through the door.Interview Questions
No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
- Being told you're not employable by the company simply because you're unemployed. Answer Question
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