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Previously on "Indian recruitment consultancies operating in the UK"

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  • lecyclist
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    Originally posted by founder View Post

    In my last tech interview, the guy asked what dollar sign was for in jQuery.
    My last interview January 2020 was a brutal face-to-face. The client refused to even consider telephone interviews.

    The one before that, we talked about Bavarian bier purity laws 1516. If you ever get asked about German beer at interview, it's worth noting that just because the brewery has been running for 300 years, it does not mean that quality control methods 100 years ago can be compared to today.

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  • lecyclist
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    Originally posted by Originally posted by [B
    FIERCE TANK BATTLE[/B] ]
    I interviewed, three indian guys gave me a ridiculous technical grilling that was way over anything the role would entail.
    Apparently this is because so many people from India lie about their experience; buying qualifications from fake universities is also commonplace and culturally valid in the brutally competitive Indian marketplace. But not to worry readers, the Indian people working for your organisation did not lie to get those jobs.

    Simple interview questions related to the debugger of whichever tool a developer has supposedly been using for the last 5 years sometimes exposes the blatant liars also. Google and online course material (for example, Udemy) usually skips over these areas, as the developer is assumed to learn through practice.


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  • founder
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    Originally posted by FIERCE TANK BATTLE View Post
    I got contacted by a recruiter with a *gmail* email address.

    They left a voice mail and I could barely understand it, so I blocked their number and just ignored it.

    They kept badgering me on linkedin, eventually I caved, and they put me forward for a job. I interviewed, three indian guys gave me a ridiculous technical grilling that was way over anything the role would entail.

    Apparently, I got the role. The gmail recruiter then asked for info and cc'd in one of the companies on the list posted in a comment above.

    They're drafting a contract so I should start soon.

    The whole thing just feels so sketchy. SC role too.

    I never know what the rates are either. I said one rate, the gmail recruiter said ok then came back to me and said they can only do X.

    I find that hard to believe but I took the reduced rate, cos it wasn't too bad and I went in pretty high. I expect it's just their standard policy to try and skim some extra off the top, but what are you supposed to say? End of the day it's joe public getting shafted by having a company pay another company which pays another company which uses a dodgy gmail recruiter and doesn't employ a fixed margin contract. If it *was* fixed margin the recruiter would have been telling me the rate.

    We'll see what happens, I'm not massively chuffed, any work is good in this climate but if I'm plonked into an all-indian dev team working remotely... I guess we'll see.
    In my last tech interview, the guy asked what dollar sign was for in jQuery.

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  • founder
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    2/3 of my phone calls now are from these agencies, always from India and I can barely make out what they are saying with the accent and bad connections.

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  • GigiBronz
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    Originally posted by GreboUK View Post
    Just had a call from Hirexa offering a role for £371 inside IR35, when I said too low, £700 minimim they went off and called back saying yes we can offer that.

    When it seems to good to be true, it is!
    They just want your cv to strip someone else's name on it. Or to find reasons why you are to expensive and for them to ship someone in.
    They are never going to offer that.

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  • GreboUK
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    Just had a call from Hirexa offering a role for £371 inside IR35, when I said too low, £700 minimim they went off and called back saying yes we can offer that.

    When it seems to good to be true, it is!

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  • GigiBronz
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    Black apple Solutions Ltd

    entertained the conversation until it reached to the rate part where I was told the rate is €315.
    And then hang up exactly as the five was coming out of her mouth.

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  • Lance
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    time to close the thread when it becomes 'Indian sounding agent rang me so it must be dodgy'????

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  • eek
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    Originally posted by Destiny2 View Post
    Add Sopra Steria to the list too.
    They are crap - but there are a French firm with various UK bits and pieces that they've bought over the years.

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  • Lance
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    Originally posted by CheeseSlice View Post

    Sopra Steria cant be a bob shell.. its listed on stock market in París.
    Indeed. They do a lot of SC work as well so that rules out Indian consultancies.

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  • CheeseSlice
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    Originally posted by Destiny2 View Post
    Add Sopra Steria to the list too.
    Sopra Steria cant be a bob shell.. its listed on stock market in París.

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  • Destiny2
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    Add Sopra Steria to the list too.

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  • LadyPenelope
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    Today I have received 4 calls from Smartedge Solutions, spoofing various London numbers, followed up by 3 emails from differently-named individuals, and yet with identical email templates. All this about 5 mins after I uploaded my cv on Jobsite. I have accepted an offer, but the QDOS and client status determination process was taking so long I thought I'd better start a Plan B. Next stage of status determination has been completed now, so I hurriedly hid my profile.

    All of this is a fecking nightmare when you are job hunting

    True to form, the email has a list of questions as long as your arm.
    Last edited by LadyPenelope; 13 May 2021, 15:46.

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  • Proximo2
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    Originally posted by LadyPenelope View Post

    You have misinterpreted my post.

    I meant that when I see a recruiter's (individual) name, that appears to be Indian, I immediately go and check out the company as I wonder if it's one of these, which makes me feel like I'm discriminating against a particular ethnicity. Whereas if it's not, I don't feel obliged to do this.
    In the end I found myself putting the phone down whenever I heard a strong Indian accent talking to me about "job opportunity".

    It is a particularly callous thing to do and cannot be very pleasant for the person on the other end. However, they chose that job, it comes with the territory.

    I wish this scheme just stopped existing.

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  • ladymuck
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    Originally posted by SussexSeagull View Post

    In that example i would have thought not being able to travel abroad without a good reason and the lack of flights to India would put an end to those shenanigans.
    Travel for work is allowed. Travel for repatriation is also allowed.

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