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Interviews at Scott Dawson Advertising
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Burnley, England
I applied online. I interviewed at Scott Dawson Advertising (Burnley, England) in Jun 2019
Avoid this company at all costs. I applied for a vacancy and soon after I had a few missed calls and an abrupt message with little introduction asking me to call back, however I decided to call the following day. Before I called I received a text simply saying 'Please can you ring me' which I found quite rude, so not the great first impression. I called back and I wanted to ask if there was wiggle room on the salary for the right candidate as I did not want to waste anyone's time going for an interview if the salary range wasn't quite what I was looking for. I got the blunt response of 'we will discuss this at interview'. I then asked when they would like to see me - another blunt response of 'today'. I explained that I was at work in another town and wasn't able to attend, so she suggested Friday. I said that this was very short notice (this was in 2 days time) but I would ask my boss and would get back to her. She messaged me availability and I decided not to pursue this job further so replied with the following message: 'Hi [name], I have decided to decline the offer of an interview. I personally feel that the interview request could have been handled better; the way I have been spoken to regarding the job role and interview was quite abrupt. Companies I have worked for and I, as an employee, pride myself on my level of professionalism and work ethic; the way your company has liased with me has highlighted a manner of working that I am not comfortable with. Please take this in the most constructive way possible and I wish you all the best with filling the position. Kind regards' She then replied with: 'Firstly it's unprofessional to discuss salary increases on the phone before we have even met a potential candidate and secondly it's no problem as we have quite a few candidates lined up who were very accommodating at juggling their diaries around to attend the slotted times they've been allocated - we wish you well in your career and no further correspondence is necessary.' The response I received above was pretty appalling and this is the most unprofessional company I have ever dealt with. I would advise to seek employment elsewhere if that's how the company likes their HR staff to treat potential candidates!
- The company did not ask me any questions as I declined the interview.
I applied online. I interviewed at Scott Dawson Advertising
Was all very friendly and welcoming until they offered me the job at a much much lower salary because there was a 'more experienced' candidate, even though I met all of the experience requirements their advert had. I'm pretty sure there was no other candidate and even if there was that's no justification for slashing the salary offered originally. If you value a candidate, treat them with respect.
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