Morgan Stanley made OPS verbal offer twice, and disappeared. WTF?

So the thing is that I got a call from a staffing company three weeks ago, saying that Morgan Stanley scheduled an interview for me on 06/19/2017 (Monday), and it was a contract role (finance role), so I went to MS, had the interview, surprised that they had my resume with personal contact numbers, and I mysteriously interviewed for an operational support role (Cash settlement), but I didn't point out immediately because I just needed a job badly.

After the interview I got a verbal offer from the third interviewer (VP) immediately on the same day, and I was told that HR would contact me shortly. Two days after (06/21/2017, Wednesday), HR really called me and made a verbal offer (including annually salary, days-off, tuition reimbursement, XXX), which surprised me because it sounded like a full-time. Then I accepted the verbal offer immediately. I was told that I would get a package and get my fingerprint collected later.

Then nothing happened ever since then. It's been two weeks now. NOT EVEN ONE EMAIL that asked me about ANYTHING. Tried to leave a voicemail, no one responded. Called another HR, said she would check it for me. Wrote one email to the HR that contacted me, no response at all. Seems like they are totally avoiding my requests.

Two weeks have passed and I rejected two interview invitations. I'm so pissed off right now. WTF are they doing there. If they decided to rescind my offer, at least they would say something to me.

What should I do right now?

Comments (8)

Jul 5, 2017

You have to reach out to the hiring manager. I'm hopeful that it's an FTE approval thing and maybe the manager doesn't know that you didn't get the official package. Basically- HR works for the department. Politely tell them that you accepted the verbal offer from HR and have not heard back or revived a response from your emails. Hope this works out- very poor behavior!

Jul 6, 2017

Thank you so much for your advice! I plan to send the hiring manager one last email next week. If he doesn't respond then I'll just totally forget about it.

Jul 6, 2017

Send it now. Don't wait a week. Why prolong it. This is crazy.

Jul 17, 2017

How did you make out?

Jul 17, 2017

I gotta thank you so much!! Last week I emailed the VP who interviewed me, and half an hour later another HR called me, saying that the HR who made the verbal offer went out for a vacation (which was definitely untrue, because her voicemail told me she was supposed to be back two weeks ago. Probably she just totally forgot about me). Don't know what was going on there but definitely it was HR's fault.

But anyway, I signed a written offer and I'm going through the post-offer background screening now. Thank you so much for your advice!!!

Jul 17, 2017


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