Does anyone have a job through shine.com?

Updated on : December 6, 2021 by Maximiliano Dominguez



Does anyone have a job through shine.com?

As I have hired a lot of shine.com employees, I can tell that people get jobs through shine.com.

Yes !! I have !

TL; DR: They are fine, but they take more than 50% of your paycheck forever and give you virtually no profit for it. It is better to avoid them and wait for another opportunity.


About a month ago, before the Coronavirus hit the world, I was browsing Facebook and noticed an ad for Build Faster Than Ever With Vetted Remote Developers, a platform that tests developers and relates them to businesses, with a focus in remote work. , which is my favorite -.

Now I like these platforms because I think there is a big gap in technical recruitment, especially in the software world, and recr

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TL; DR: They are fine, but they take more than 50% of your paycheck forever and give you virtually no profit for it. It is better to avoid them and wait for another opportunity.


About a month ago, before the Coronavirus hit the world, I was browsing Facebook and noticed an ad for Build Faster Than Ever With Vetted Remote Developers, a platform that tests developers and relates them to businesses, with a focus in remote work. , which is my favorite -.

Now I like these platforms because I think there is a huge gap in technical recruiting, especially in the software world, and recruiters in general suck. At one point, I was seriously considering founding a startup similar to what they do too.

I hate applying for software engineering jobs not because I hate interviews, in fact I'm one of the few who really enjoys a technical interview, but because I hate interviewing 20 different companies to find a good position. The software is very specialized and finding the perfect match will take a lot of effort.

I've previously tried TripleByte, which I consider the leader in the space. I ranked 1% (top 20) in their interviews and really enjoyed the process. Despite its streamlined process, I still had to spend a full 1 month reviewing companies, offers, phone interviews, and on-site interviews, etc., which is no fun.

It was around 1 a.m. and I was like what the heck, let's give Turing a chance. I clicked on the Facebook ad, hopped onto their site, signed up, and went through a bunch of coding questions in many different areas:

Turing development panel

I did a lot of programming tests and team building tests. The material was good overall, but the quality and design were mediocre at best. But I continued because I like to keep my skills sharp and challenge myself.

Before the multiple choice questions, they also had 3 algorithm tests that were pretty straightforward too (junior level stuff).

A few days later, I received an email from them telling me that I was doing very well and that they would like to move on with me. At this point I had completely forgotten about them, so I made it clear why not.

They asked me to do a few more tests, specifically the ones with the highest demand (Go, React, etc.) and for someone to contact me soon to discuss what I'm looking for.

A few days later I scheduled a Zoom call with a lady on her team who discussed what I am looking for and salary expectations. I told him that I am primarily looking for opportunities for growth and challenge, and that salary is secondary to me, but I will not consider anything below $ 100k.

A few days later I received scheduled calls with 4 of the founders, who seemed interested in me and wanted to hire me for their internal team. Having had a similar experience with TripleByte (they also wanted me for their internal team, and I didn't want that to bias them against pairing me up with other good options, as I like to have a lot of options when I try and consider), I asked them to also Follow me on the appropriate track, and they said yes.

A few days later, I received an email from the recruiter, Mr. K., that I had been matched with a company and that he would like to speak with me about it, introducing me to the CEO of the company. I said yes, and scheduled a call for Wednesday.

The day before Tuesday's call, the founding team hosted a Zoom meeting to make me an offer. Once I accepted the call, they told me they wanted to have me on the team as a Product Manager and on a base salary of $ 120k with room to grow, etc. However, first they would make me work at $ 60k for a trial period. That was the first red flag. I said well, but what is the criterion for leaving the trial period, that is, how long and under what conditions? They clearly hadn't thought about it and didn't have a clear answer, and they were giving me conflicting answers. My conclusion was that the trial period is endless, they just want me to work for half the salary for as long as they can, and then maybe they'll let me go or figure something else out. This was a big red flag. In any case,

On Wednesday, I had the call with Mr. K, the recruiter and the CEO of the company who wanted me. I clicked really well with the CEO and we decided to move on right away. He sent me access to his Github repository to get some ideas and estimates. I asked him about his typical contract, as the fine print of the contract is usually important to me, and he sent me his model contract, along with the number he had in mind for me at $ 80 / hour.

Mr. K emailed me a couple of hours later telling me that he has spoken with the CEO and would like to move forward with them. He also told me that they had set my desired rate of $ 42 / hr (???) and that it is a great opportunity and that I should agree from the start.

Then I got an email from the CEO in an hour or so, saying that Turing had reneged my rate to $ 73 / hr from $ 80 / hr. Strange.

I emailed him and asked Mr. K where he got the desired rate from and why he is trading me down, rather than up. To which he panicked and asked me to meet with his supervisor.

I jumped on the call and met with both of them. The supervisor was a middle-aged Indian guy, who was very charming but clearly a salesman, trying to sell me the offer. He started by congratulating me, then he condescended and tried to force me to sign his contract. I said I'll have to sleep with him. They kept insisting, and at this point the compliments turned into threats that "if you don't sign now, who knows if they get someone else and you may not have any job in this coronavirus pandemic." to which I replied that I already have a job and my own company and I am just reviewing options. But the approach of the car salesman and the threats was another red flag.

Finally I told them that I would at least need to know from their own team of engineers whether they wanted to hire me or not, something they had no idea about. So they did me a favor and called the engineering team and asked them to withdraw their own offer in hopes of persuading me to accept the new offer quickly. Keep in mind that this is all in the span of a few hours, even though I tell you that I never make those decisions in 1 day and I always sleep on that first.

After they canceled the first offer, I told them that I would give them the final answer on Monday, to give them a few days to think about it. I also emailed the CEO, telling him what's going on in details, and that I'm not about to go ahead with a shady and aggressive company.

Despite asking for a few days to think, they kept spamming me with calls and emails and even text messages that this is a good opportunity and I shouldn't pass it easily and I won't find another blah blah blah. They even sent me their own contract and asked me to sign it!

The next red flag was in the fine print of the contract. I've been in security for over 15 years and I'm a little crazy about privacy. I had told you this many times from the beginning, and that I will never install time-tracking keyboard and screen capture software on any of my machines, as I know how insecure these software are. They said no problem and they don't have keyboard tracking software and their software just keeps track of time, and that I can do it manually too without screenshots, which is fine and I usually do. But then in the fine print it didn't just say they can and will record keystrokes, Rather, it said that both the partner company and Turing can access this information and can enable / disable it at will. Oh oh! I understand the need to do it, but why lie to the front? Is this a car dealer?

On Monday I told them that I couldn't sign any contracts with Turing because at this point I no longer trust them with various red flags and shady behaviors. They made me jump into another call with Mr. K and the Indian guy, where they said they understood and everything was fine, and asked me somewhat rudely not to get involved with the company on my own anymore, which was something on what you had previously agreed to. with the CEO, as we both agree that Turing is shady, but it is the medium he introduced us to, so it would be unethical to continue our collaboration.

I told them in advance what the red flags were and that my experience with them was a car dealership experience, and that it would only continue if they received their share and did not require me to return to work with Turing in any capacity, to which they said. . They said it's something they can't do and retaining talent is their top priority, which makes sense since their business model is not to recruit but to enslave, they find people in other countries who have lower expectations, they sell them to American companies and They take a 50% paycut for doing practically nothing. I mean, taking a 20% or even 30% pay cut would be tolerable, but 50% is insane!

Even though I told them that I don't want to have anything to do with Turing and that I've made up my mind, they kept insisting that I should take this job! And if I ever change my mind I should sign the contract and take the job, which further reinforced the amount of profit they make from these deals and that all they care about is profit and nothing else. So at this point, they weren't as bad as recruiters, but a lot worse.


PS: August 2020

They are desperate. The only person on Quora who said they had a good experience working with them now advertises Turing dot com in random responses:

No. The big red flags should come with this website.

  1. An hour after joining the website, I received dozens of fraudulent calls from 'recruiters' or 'consulting agencies', asking me to pay money. Of course I didn't. However, it is very annoying to block each and every number.
  2. I wanted to delete my account with them for the above reason. I emailed them, they gave me an automatic reply. (I guess everyone is trying to deactivate the account with them). I pointed out that the steps they gave me were not showing up on my website and I sent them a screenshot. They never responded even though I emailed them multiple times.
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No. The big red flags should come with this website.

  1. An hour after joining the website, I received dozens of fraudulent calls from 'recruiters' or 'consulting agencies', asking me to pay money. Of course I didn't. However, it is very annoying to block each and every number.
  2. I wanted to delete my account with them for the above reason. I emailed them, they gave me an automatic reply. (I guess everyone is trying to deactivate the account with them). I pointed out that the steps they gave me were not showing up on my website and I sent them a screenshot. They never responded even though I emailed them multiple times.
  3. So I called their customer service number on their website. They hung up my call 3 times. Finally, the fourth time they answered, the lady was very rude to me and very dismissive. She was testing my patience but I still didn't lose my patience (yet), I just asked her to help me with my problem. She flatly said no.
  4. I then emailed them again stating my problem and my complaint from their staff. I got a call in a couple of minutes with a sales pitch. I told him that I was not interested in continuing service with them and that I wanted to delete my account due to rude customer service. It was even worse! He started yelling at me and blamed me for uploading my resume and contact details. By then I too had lost my cool. What kind of job portal is this where you can't upload your CV or basic contact details safely without being bombarded with scammers? Which made me think that you knew that the company you work for is a scam. Still, I persisted in trying to resolve my problem and told him that I was not interested in arguing with him and that he must want to get back to other clients, so guide me please. He mumbled something and hung up on me.
  5. Since then I have had to change my details on the website and hope for the best.
  6. THERE IS NO WAY TO DELETE YOUR ACCOUNT ONCE YOU REGISTER WITH THEM. (you can only disable it, but I don't know how good that is)
  7. They also mention directly on their website that as soon as you sign up with them, you will receive calls from 'recruiters' regardless of your DND status with your service provider. Which means they make sure you get a lot of fraudulent calls and there's no way around them. They have clearly stated: Registration on this website overrides any DND services you have.
  8. Please note that the reviews on Trustpilot are fake. They are written by your employees.
  9. So if a job was only visible on your site, you should ignore it, not be fooled or despair and leave it at that.
  10. I have serious doubts that all the fraudulent calls were made by Shine's own employees under different fake company names.

Take my story as a warning and stay away from it.

I think one of the reasons they have a hard time finding and retaining employees is that they have changed the job description. It is part-time to start with and the time that people wait for a regular full-time job can last from a couple of months to years (3 to 9). During that waiting period, everything is "part-time", but they are working full-time hours (especially during vacations). There is no balance between work and life. I missed Thanksgiving with my family because you can't miss work the day before and the day after. So when my whole family went north, I couldn't go. Your real

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I think one of the reasons they have a hard time finding and retaining employees is that they have changed the job description. It is part time to start and the time people wait for a regular full time job can last from a couple of months to years (3 to 9). During that waiting period, everything is "part-time", but they are working full-time hours (especially during vacations). There is no balance between work and life. I missed Thanksgiving with my family because you can't miss work the day before and the day after. So when my whole family went north, I couldn't go. You really have no idea what you are doing every day unless you have an offer on a route, and your office or possibly another office in another city can call you on your day off if they need help. You really can't refuse to work even if you had a day off and made plans. You don't know when you go home because it's not a 9 to 5 job. It's a 7 when you finish work and then you ask your supervisor if they have anything else you can do before you leave. They constantly want you to deliver mail in the same amount of time, regardless of how much mail you have. I never retired while working there and didn't get health benefits until my second year on the job. It's a lot, and especially if you're hired for Christmas, you should be prepared for 13-14 hours a day every day until it's over. That includes Sundays. For some it is wonderful. It didn't work out well for me. I had an undiagnosed illness that was not accurately diagnosed until I left the post office. I was trying to keep up with work and my body physically wouldn't allow me to do it and my supervisor thought I was lazy. Muuuuuuuuuuuuuu. As long as you know part-time doesn't really mean part-time, and you're ready to wait forever for your own route, then it's a good job. I can't have another part time job with this because the hours are crazy. As long as you know part-time doesn't really mean part-time, and you're ready to wait forever for your own route, then it's a good job. I can't have another part time job with this because the hours are crazy. As long as you know part-time doesn't really mean part-time, and you're ready to wait forever for your own route, then it's a good job. I can't have another part time job with this because the hours are crazy.

They are fake, really!

They will call you first and confirm if you are cooler or not. Then they'll start talking about an attractive 25-30k / mo salary package (which sounds pretty cool for someone cooler). Also, they will tell you that your CV / Resume has been selected for Tech Mahindra (or any good company). Then they will ask you the most important question (with this question you will understand that it is false) "Do you feel comfortable with the salary package and the company?" (No consultancy will ask these kinds of stupid questions.) They will then begin to explain their process.

  1. Scan co
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They are fake, really!

They will call you first and confirm if you are cooler or not. Then they'll start talking about an attractive 25-30k / mo salary package (which sounds pretty cool for someone cooler). Also, they will tell you that your CV / Resume has been selected for Tech Mahindra (or any good company). Then they will ask you the most important question (with this question you will understand that it is false) "Do you feel comfortable with the salary package and the company?" (No consultancy will ask these kinds of stupid questions.) They will then begin to explain their process.

  1. Scan copies of documents such as 10th, 12th and UG grade sheets or bachelor's degree by mail.
  2. Identification test
  3. CV

Then they will say that the first round will be by telephone and the second round will be face-to-face. But before that, we have a processing fee of Rs. 500–2500 (can be any number) and you are not paying this amount to us, as we will keep it for security reasons, ensuring that it appears in all rounds. This money is 100% refundable, whether selected or rejected. They will tell you that you will have to submit your CV / CV as soon as possible because vacancies are filling very fast. They will confirm your email ID and send you the email. In the mail they will have a bank account number where you are supposed to send them the amount (cheat). Once you play the amount, they wouldn't even bother to call you next time.

NOTE (how to handle these fakes):

  1. Tell them that you are not comfortable with the first telephone round and you want the first round to be face-to-face, also in the company itself.
  2. Tell them that you will pay the amount after the first face-to-face interview at the company, even if they reject it.
  3. Tell them you know they are false and laugh at them and start blaming and heaping curses on them because they deserve it.

He literally abuses them as they play with people's lives and career. I have a younger son who has wasted his 1 year and now he regrets it.

NOTE (to my friends):

Now that I've said they ask this typical question, "Are you comfortable with the salary package and the company?" They may change their tone as one of the fake company employees may be reading this too.

MESSAGE TO THOSE FALSE:

You will not take money with you to the other world. We will all leave behind our assets, wealth and property and the only thing that will decide our journey after we die will be our actions. Do something good so that something good happens to you too. This is the beginning of living a happy life, believe in Karma.

For the one who finds work, I suggest you become a paid member on some good job portals or Google the type of work that suits your profile and interest, call the HR of the company, ask for details and leave your CV / CV. in the mentioned email ID. I know this is time consuming and labor intensive and you may have to call hundreds of companies and only 2 or 3 will respond. But trust me, this is better and since it is your life and career then why rely on some consultancies as they have to serve many candidates like you while you can spend more time on yourself to care for your own career. Even consultants will have a registration fee, but they won't give you the kind of job that will give you some knowledge.

I hope this will help!

Peace!

I signed up for Shine and applied for half a dozen jobs.

The next day I received 3 calls from 3 different companies.

  1. A lady called me and told me that my CV had been shortlisted. An online test will be conducted. After that, a telephone interview will take place, then a final interview will take place. She was very nice and mentioned my pay packages. But, to take the test online, I have to pay ₹ 2000, a refundable amount. This instilled in me the doubt and I said, I have to consult with my parents. She said be quick, because I don't have time and other applicants can be selected. I wisely finished the
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I signed up for Shine and applied for half a dozen jobs.

The next day I received 3 calls from 3 different companies.

  1. A lady called me and told me that my CV had been shortlisted. An online test will be conducted. After that, a telephone interview will take place, then a final interview will take place. She was very nice and mentioned my pay packages. But, to take the test online, I have to pay ₹ 2000, a refundable amount. This instilled in me the doubt and I said, I have to consult with my parents. She said be quick, because I don't have time and other applicants can be selected. I wisely ended the call.
  2. Within an hour, another lady called me from another company and told me everything the first lady had told me. She asked me to pay a refundable amount of ₹ 2,500. I negotiated the call.
  3. The next 10 minutes, a young man called me. He asked me about the course I studied and offered me a job at a well-known company. I laughed because I did an internship at that company and I'm damn sure there is no way they are going to recruit rookies. He asked me to pay an amount of ₹ 1000. To this I said NO and he hung up the phone immediately.

The first lady called me again and asked if I was ready to pay the amount. I directly said NO. Guess what, she also disconnected the call immediately.

So is the glitter fake?

Shine has emailed me about scammers asking that they never pay recruiters money.

I can't say Shine is fake. But recruiters are. This makes Shine less reliable. Your credibility is low because the recruiters contacted through Shine are scammers.

I have uninstalled the application.

The fund is money. Benefit payment / 401K, unsecured 40 hours per week. Many postal delivery positions are handled by independent contractors or freelancers. They receive no benefits, no vehicle, no gas card, and no days off unless they come in and supply (which is minus a high cost of drug detection, paid by the contractor). They save a huge amount of money by hiring the service basically paying shitty wages and no raise for a large influx of work (scan / signature confirmations etc) In my opinion once the minimum wage increases to $ 17 an hour , as a contractor, I would be

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The fund is money. Benefit payment / 401K, unsecured 40 hours per week. Many postal delivery positions are handled by independent contractors or freelancers. They receive no benefits, no vehicle, no gas card, and no days off unless they come in and supply (which is minus a high cost of drug detection, paid by the contractor). They save a huge amount of money by hiring the service basically paying shitty wages and no raise for a large influx of work (scan / signature confirmations etc) In my opinion once the minimum wage increases to $ 17 an hour As a contractor, I'd be better off waiting tables in the air conditioning and heating. It would be more beneficial to me than worrying that my vehicle will get through another summer day with a 112 heat index with extreme humidity along with ice and snow. Vehicle repair with such abuse alone is outrageous not to mention the danger of driving in snow, sleet, rain, ice, and in my case even a heat index of 115! Oh, and a 1099 at the end of each year! He went a bit overboard. The Postal Service would like cheap labor without paying the benefits! I supplemented my income as a moonlighting waiter while raising my children without help. USPS pays contractors once a month. Why am I still there, waiting for my contract to end? 4 more years. Even though I love my people on my route! He has been with the same people for 21 years! I supplemented my income as a moonlighting waiter while raising my children without help. USPS pays contractors once a month. Why am I still there, waiting for my contract to end? 4 more years. Even though I love my people on my route! He has been with the same people for 21 years! I supplemented my income as a moonlighting waiter while raising my children without help. USPS pays contractors once a month. Why am I still there, waiting for my contract to end? 4 more years. Even though I love my people on my route! He has been with the same people for 21 years! USPS pays contractors once a month. Why am I still there, waiting for my contract to end? 4 more years. Even though I love my people on my route! He has been with the same people for 21 years! USPS pays contractors once a month. Why am I still there, waiting for my contract to end? 4 more years. Even though I love my people on my route! He has been with the same people for 21 years!

Brother They are 200% fake.

Some tips for you: -

  1. Shine.com: A one-stop destination to find your dream job on the go never asks for money to give jobs as it is an online portal to help you find available jobs and vacancies and to help agencies find your resume from that place. They have no role in providing any jobs as they keep emailing candidates as well not to pay any money for the job on behalf of shine dot com.
  2. It is not necessary to verify that they are false or not because there is a mobile phone number and account details, everything will be false.
  3. If you pay 1900, they will ask again between 5 and 6k for another service and you
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Brother They are 200% fake.

Some tips for you: -

  1. Shine.com: A one-stop destination to find your dream job on the go never asks for money to give jobs as it is an online portal to help you find available jobs and vacancies and to help agencies find your resume from that place. They have no role in providing any jobs as they keep emailing candidates as well not to pay any money for the job on behalf of shine dot com.
  2. It is not necessary to verify that they are false or not because there is a mobile phone number and account details, everything will be false.
  3. If you pay 1900, they will ask again between 5 and 6k for another service and you will have to pay at that time and they will tell you that the entire amount will be reimbursed.
  4. Instead, upload the resume on all portals like shine, naukri, monster, hours to get calls from HR or consultants as they never ask for money and will only tell you where to go for the interview. Therefore, never pay money on calls in the future.

If you still have any query, please comment, I will help you for sure.

Yes, you can trust Shine. I have been following this portal for a year now and I got a good job from one of their recruiters. Although I was also using other portals, Shine has proven to be very useful to me. You can also try Jobs - Recruitment - Job Search - Employment - Job Offers - Naukri.com, also offers good opportunities.

None of them is a fraud. In fact, no job portal is. But there are many people who use their name and offer jobs to candidates in exchange for money. They use the name of these job portals because anyone looking for a job is more likely to be registered with one of these job portals. So we have to be careful around such people as it is just their way of taking money from candidates.

Can you specify who asked you to pay? No job portal asks for money from any of its users. So it is not worth paying any amount to anyone. Check company policy and be sure who is requesting the money. If necessary, you should report the person to the company. And acknowledge them about the same.

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