If you are joining Octon project, beware!!!
Project OCTON Project Manager/Business Analyst (Former Employee) – New York, NY – October 27, 2015
Think twice before joining Octon team as a Project Manager/ Business Analyst, and ensure to figure out all the details before accepting the job.
The hiring manager is a complete mess!!!
He miscommunicated and misrepresented the position (never mind that he is a PM and communication is supposed to be his primary skill).
After an initial phone interview I decided it was not a good fit (I am a Senior Business Analyst, and the position was heavy into Project Management). I emailed my decision to withdraw from the interviewing process to Barclays' HR recruiter, who informed me that the position was transitioned into a pure BA role, and an additional PM position was allocated. I agreed to proceed, interviewed with 3 people indicating my interest in the business analysis, and was extended the offer.
On my first day, when the manager was about to introduce me to the team, I noticed it stated a Project Manager as opposed to a Business Analyst. HR got involved, and at the end of the day I was terminated. Despite I had emails to prove that they sold it to me as BA position, and my "thank you" notes clearly stating that I was happy to join as a Senior Business Analyst, they said they were very sorry it was miscommunicated, and I was terminated. All they offered was an apology, and refused to provide anything in writing.
It is the end of October, and hiring freeze kicked in. Although my former employer would be happy to take me back, they cannot do it till the freeze is over in January/ February.
I am outraged, and Barclays offered nothing except a verbal apology.
Unethical, irresponsible, complete mess