An engineer got a job offer revoked when he posted to Quora, asking for help in deciding between job offers at Zenefits and Uber. Zenefits CEO Parker Conrad rescinded the offer. Business Insider calls his logic “brilliant.” I agree-it brilliantly shows what is wrong with recruiting today.
When I first heard about this I figured the original engineer’s question had been whiny or attack oriented or insulting to Zenefits or Uber, but, in fact, it wasn’t. It was a well-reasoned pro and con list. The only problem was posting this publicly, but as I said, it wasn’t rude or inappropriate. But Conrad parachuted in and revoked the job offer saying,
Definitely not Zenefits….We really value people who “get” what we do and who *want* to work here, specifically. It’s not for everyone, but there are enough ppl out there who do want to work here that we can afford to be selective.
So, let me tell you why I think Conrad’s response was not brilliant in a good way, and what is wrong with the hiring process in general.
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