(Dmytro “Henry” Aleksandrov, Headline USA) A former Meta recruiter revealed that the Big Tech company was “hoarding talent” to starve out their competitors.
According to Fox News, a career strategist Madelyn Machado posted a video, in which she responded to claims that Google and Meta had over-hired thousands of employees to do “fake work.”
Machado suggested she was hired by the company in the fall of 2021, which she “hated” before eventually getting fired.
“Getting paid $190k to do nothing at Meta,” she said in a TikTok video.
She also added that, instead of doing their jobs, new recruiters were explicitly told that they would not hire any new employees within their first six months to a year in the company. Machado then added that, in the beginning, she and other new recruiters were doing mostly onboarding, training and participating in team meetings.
She then guessed why Meta had hired so many tech workers without expecting them to do their main jobs.
“Every recruiter I knew had been reached out to by Meta, and they had been interviewed by Meta. I got my offer so quickly I thought it was a scam,” she said.
“They had the most recruiters out of everybody, and they were doing that, so they could hire all the talent, and if no other companies had great recruiters because they were all doing nothing, getting paid 200-400-500-thousand dollars at Meta to do nothing, they’re not going to your company. That’s true, it worked, it was a great strategy.”
“They wanted a recruiting army so they could get all the talent and hoard all the talent so one else can hire an engineer,” she repeated her claim.
“If you have no recruiters, how are you going to hire engineers? And they were offering these engineers so much money… they had a bunch of fake jobs, so they could hoard talent and no one else could get ahead.”