I have been working at AngioDynamics full-time (More than a year)
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Advice to Management
Stay the course
I applied online. I interviewed at AngioDynamics (Latham, NY) in September 2017.
I received a call from the hiring manager 5 weeks after applying. Message indicated that they wanted to speak to me about the position that I had applied for. Once we connected, they indicated that my application had been ranked highly amongst those who had applied and began to ask me about my prior work experience and background. The hiring manager indicated that they thought I was very qualified for the position. A week later I received a call from the HR manager asking about my salary requirements and whether I was aware that the position I had applied for was an entry level position. Before I could respond with my salary requirements, the HR manager revealed what the starting salary range would be, and I found it acceptable and indicated so. I also indicated that I was aware that this was an entry level position, even though I had several years of experience. The following day, I was phoned by someone who only provided a first name and did not indicate their title or position. I was asked if I was still interested in the position and again was asked if I was aware that it was an entry level position. When I replied that I was interested and was aware of the job experience status, she verbally extended an invite for an onsite interview. However, this person was unable to answer any questions pertaining to the dates/time options for the interview or whether AngioDynamices would be making my travel arrangements for the interview (Red Flag #1). I was not a local candidate and this person was aware of this. I had an expectation that the company would be flexible with scheduling as well as assisting with my travel arrangements.
Red Flag #2 came when this person requested that I drive hundreds of miles in order to be at their location the very next day for the interview, though no ability to confirm the availability of the interview panel. I told this person that I wouldn't make the trip unless I was assured that the people I would be interviewed by were going to be available. Likewise, I asked this person if they could inquire whether AngioDynamics would be making my travel arrangements. This person said they would ask and get back with me. Three days later I had not been contacted (Red Flag #3). The following Monday, I called the hiring manager to ask about the interview. I indicated I had received an invitation to come in for an interview, but no one seemed able to answer my questions or confirm any travel information for me. The hiring manager indicated that they had been told that I was coming in for the interview the following week, yet no scheduling of such a trip had been made with me (Red Flag #4). The hiring manager apologized, though indicated that their preference was for me to interview that same week. I indicated I probably could make myself able to travel there later that same week if the arrangements could be confirmed. The hiring manager began attempting to make my flight arrangements but was experiencing some difficulties. The hiring manager previously indicated that AngioDynamics had a travel agent and I suggested that I speak directly with that person in order to facilitate this process of setting up my travel plans more efficiently. Eventually travel plans were emailed to me that were to fly me to their location in the morning, interview, and then flying me home on the same day (Red Flag #5). I thought this odd and it felt rushed. I contacted the travel agent indicating that this arrangement was putting too much faith on the airline to get me there on time. I suggested that I fly in the day before, stay at a hotel, then interview the next morning, and fly home later that same day. The travel agent indicated that she would need written confirmation from the hiring manager to allow for the overnight stay. Later this same day, I received a call from the travel agent saying that the overnight stay had been approved, and we then set up the flight times for my visit. Long story short, the evening before the interview, weather issues caused my flight to be canceled and I was unable to make it to their facility. I was unable to rebook another flight until late the next day. I was willing to make the trip if the interview panel could reschedule my interview for the day the following the original date. I was informed by the HR manager that they no flexibility to reschedule my interview, even by one day, and that they needed to extend a job offer by the end of the day. So I technically was not allowed to interview due to an arbitrary(?) deadline even though I had been told I was a highly ranked candidate.
Too many things about AngioDynamics began to set off 'red flags' during this entire process. I probably dodged a bullet.