I have been working at Modsy full-time
The team at Modsy is made up of a diverse group of professionals that include, engineers, stylists and scientists all working on a common goal, to build a phenonomal product and tool. While a incredible amount of time and energy is focused on that aspect of the company the team never seems to lose focus of taking care of the people of Modsy - the customers who shop with us and the employees who make Modsy who and what it is.
Startups aren't for everyone. They are extremely fast-paced environments that are ever changing. You have to be willing to be flexible in order to work and thrive in this type of workplace.
Modsy has by far the most unprofessional recruiter I have ever encountered.
I applied for the job about a month earlier, and then get a voicemail out of the blue with someone mumbling their name and the company, and sounding as if I should have expected them to call, though I received no email from the particular recruiter prior to this. I had to play it a few times to figure out what the company is. They just tell me to "call them back," with no indication of when a good time to call would be, or how long the call would be, or an email address to set up a time. As a result, we kept playing phone tag. They eventually got ahold of me very soon before I have to leave for a meeting. They didn’t ask me if it would be a good time or anything, or tell me how long it would take. Then they repeatedly tried to ask me about my salary history, which is illegal in our state. And then they just started firing off interview questions, but kept cutting me off with new questions before I could finish my answers.
For the evaluation, they didn't include a seemingly necessary PDF and prompt mentioned in the emailed instructions, and when I emailed asked about them, they just replied "everything that's necessary is in the email." When I extrapolate that it seemed like the PDF and prompt mentioned in the email were not included, they proceed to call me, and at first repeated themself that "everything that's necessary is in the email," and then said that they didn’t read my last email until right then, and that they just don’t use the PDF or the prompt anymore.
After some time, I didn’t hear back about the evaluation, so I sent a followup email. They said that they were glad I emailed them, because they tried getting ahold of me but got confused about my email address, and ended up contacting another candidate by mistake I didn’t feel like that last part was necessary to mention to me at all, and also, they called me out of the blue quite a few times prior, so I didn’t understand why they couldn’t have called me if email was too difficult for them to figure out. Then when they called me following this, they tried to blame all this on a problem with my resume, somehow.
Following that, for at least three days, they kept emailing me at 6:30 am, trying to get me to do a same day interview at 9 am, which we never discussed, let alone agreed to. Keep in mind that I am in the same time zone that the Modsy headquarters are located in, and in which they claim they run their business hours on. I kept on replying to the emails and asking them if we could schedule a time, preferably in the afternoon, but instead of doing so, they would just email again at 6:30 am with the same thing! They also could not figure out how to use their company’s internal scheduling system or Google Calendars. When they sent the Google Calendars request, it was for a random date in the past, with two different times, and with a totally different name than mine as the recipient. I reply that I couldn’t understand what that request meant, but so that we could work out an agreed upon time, if we could schedule it at noon in a few days, but I never received a response.
So I called them up to work out a reasonable, agreed upon time, and they said that there seemed to be “confusion” over when to meet (implicating that somehow this was because of some issue I had), I explained politely (but firmly) that the “confusion” was that we never set up an agreed upon date or time, and they just said “oh, I thought we did.” I confirmed that we didn’t. Then they said "ok, well it looks like you've been pretty busy, will you have the time to actually do the job??" and I explain that I have a flexible schedule and can schedule time, but I need some advanced notice. Then, despite my email, they ask when I want to meet. I again repeat when I said we could meet, and for some reason they seem shocked that I want to meet at noon. Then they say, "ok... I just saw your email from last night.. and it says you want to meet Monday at 12 pm.." (which is what I literally just told them again).
At the end of the inverview (following the questions below) they try to blame all these issues on it being a startup, but I’m thinking, I thought people in startups at least knew how to use email and Google Calendars. They ask if I’ve ever worked in a startup before, implying that I’m just not used to that environment, but I confirm that I’ve worked at quite a few (and I’m thinking, I’ve never had any problems like this with any of them). Then they try to blame it on the fact that someone quit, so it’s hectic because they’re trying to find a new person to replace them (but isn’t that just their job?). Then they say that they hope I didn’t see this as unprofessional, but I really don’t know how else I could have seen it…
Let us know if we're missing any workplace or industry recognition –