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I worked at WebMechanix as an intern (Less than a year)
Great people, great benefits, great training, snacks, and dogs. What else could you want from an employer?
None, you should have applied here yesterday.
Advice to Management
Keep up the good work.
I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at WebMechanix (Charleston, SC) in October 2019.
The interview process is normal, but the CEO, Arsham, is unprofessional and vindictive. I responded to a LinkedIn ad that misrepresented where the location was. I liked everyone I talked to, but was hesitant about the location because it was not what was in the posting. They spent some time selling me on it. After multiple interviews, and spending almost an entire day on multiple, test work assignments, without compensation, Arsham got somewhat aggressive about having me commit to the position. He even increased the offer when I didn't take the first one.
I had been actively interviewing before responding to their ad and was pretty far along in the process for a position that was practically my dream job. Arsham asked me for transparency on who else I was talking to, and I answered him with 100% honesty. I essentially told him they would be my second choice, and that I should hear a decision by x date. I also told him I would reject all other companies I was talking to, minus my first choice, and stop my job search altogether. I could tell he didn't like that, but he never said it was a problem. I even heard from their HR person a few days later asking if their offer was "still on the table." I told him I was committed to Webmechanix as my second choice, and that I should know about my first choice in another week or so.
After that time had passed, I emailed Arsham back with some details on a professional trip I had been on. He thanked me, and wanted to know what my status was. I told him that I had heard nothing from my first choice, that I didn't think they were going to decide anytime soon, and that I couldn't wait. He then had me do another assignment. I obliged him, and he responded that he would get back with me. That's the last I heard from anyone at Webmechanix. I was true to my word, and waited on them. I did not apply anywhere else, and had already turned away all other companies that had shown interest in me. I thought the delay in response was due to it being near end of the year. I was shocked to learn via LinkedIn that they had hired someone else almost 2 months later for the position. Here I was thinking I still had an offer, and now realized that I had to start my job search all over again.
It's not that I felt I was owed a job, but rather the courtesy of being told I was no longer in the running, considering all the other opportunities I had given up. The fact Arsham would treat someone who had given him and his staff that much time and attention with such disrespect speaks volumes of his lack of character. This was his way of punishing me for not being his first choice. Thankfully, Arsham failed at this. As soon as I restarted my job search, I was lucky to quickly find a better agency, with a much better salary, in a city I actually wanted to live in.
So, while I guess I should be thanking Arsham for treating me this way, I feel it is my duty to warn others about him. Be very careful what you tell him if you are interviewing there. He will ask you for honesty and transparency, but he will not reciprocate it.
TIP: If you're a druggie, you'll probably fit in, as Arsham proudly told me he didn't drug test because most of his employees would probably fail.
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