I am a 3rd year engineering student that recently went to the CDE Career Fair and it was really an eye-opening experience.
BUT I am insanely offended by a ‘recruiter’ from this prestigious company – Cxxxxx Axxxxxx (you guess the company, basically when y’all fly off to another country you will be there one ok)
She’s from the People Team, but I guess she’s not that nice to people afterall
Like literally, what are students there for?
To look for internship opportunities, understand more about the company and hiring processes right? Well, that was not the case because she was so stuck up and told students like we shouldn’t go into internship thinking that we will have a FT opportunity.
When we ask her what kind of internship roles they offer to a particular course, she say ‘OH DON’T HAVE, you go the website see lorh, if don’t have means don’t have’.
Amazing unhelpful and sarcastic.
Here are what netizens think:
- I have no idea what company that is, but what I’ve found is basic respect and courtesy is a good marker of whether the firm would eventually be a good employer. Rude recruiters, interviewers forgetting about appointments, incomplete contracts and subterfuge at hiring stage all suggest internal problems: low regard for new joiners, confusing direction from management etc. No matter how big the outside reputation it will never compensate for a miserable internal experience.
- I suggest you name and shame. In 1999, I also noticed that EDB officers who came to NUS had a really stuck up attitude towards engineering students. There was o social media then, so they could get away with it. Thankfully we have a vibrant job market (indirectly due to EDB) so we don’t have to kow tow to bureaucrats. Please name and shame he firm and the office in the future, thank you.
- Actually this CA company is actively hiring for many positions… Hopefully it’s an one off matter and their culture is ok.
- What the recruiter said is true. Don’t go into internship thinking you will get a full time job. It depends on luck if there is a headcount when you graduate and if there are people within the company that still know, like and think you are competent enough to hire you.