These postings on angel.co

I swear to God it's like I've uncovered a conspiracy theory.

I had been searching for a side project now that holidays are coming and I really don't wanna get bored.

Applied to a few companies. About 5 of them "responded" with an acceptance. I write them my interview timings and all that's required.

Nothing. Nothing for like a solid week and a half.

Meanwhile I applied to more companies and still the same thing.

I decided to manually mail their companies regarding the process, so that I can, preferably, move on to other ones if they have rejected the application (which they obviously hadn't)

I get mails from almost all the companies with some or the other variant of "We were waiting for your reply to proceed"

I tell them I had replied over the conversations and they said they never got a message.

Now feeling that this might be angel.co at fault. I wrote a request to look into the issue. Meanwhile I tested the system using a friend's account as a recruiter and testing myself.

Unsurprisingly it was working flawlessly.

Narrowing it down to the companies then.

I sent a document with my findings to each of the companies and pretty much 50% of them stopped with replying.

The rest confirmed that they hadn't received any mails regarding the same and they saw no mail resembling the one I tested with my friend.

Kinda confusing but I asked them to look into it.

Meanwhile mail from Angel returns saying that their system is working perfectly fine even around my region. So idk what was the problem

I got a mail 3 weeks after the first mail to the company. They had been using a utility to auto-accept/reject profile applications. This util sent a lot of mails, even for rejections, to their mailboxes, filling them.

So they decided to remove these emails automatically by marking them spam. Apparently, the interview confirmation messages also count as these emails and were automatically archived. Thus removing my responses to those companies.

Idk if this is widespread issue because only one company has responded to me yet.

I'm still livid with this shit.

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    They're just farming deets
  • 1
    @SortOfTested oh well, who isn't. It's just sad seeing these people not even be competent in staffing.
  • 0
    @3rdWorldPoison theres a lot of competent people out there who could do better. What they lack is funding and marketing. Were either of those things to change I suspect the competent would put the incompetent out of business very quickly.
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    @Wisecrack By competence I usually mean the company as a whole. I have faith that every company has some competent people but their ideas are sometimes not implemented.

    In this case, I'm assuming it's just a lack of feedback imo. They might've not picked it up due to no one reporting the problem.
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    They musta borrowed gmail’s spam checker. I can’t tell you how many appointment, hotel, flight, and order confirmations I’ve had go to spam.
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