Selby Jennings - Have they improved at all?

There are several dated threads (albeit with a handful of more recent comments) warning prospective recruits to stay away from Selby Jennings due to mining for comp data, spamming job boards with resumes, using bait-and-switch tactics, and misrepresenting fund/bank connections, among other things.

Despite these admonitions, they are a large firm that appears to be growing rapidly and to have a constant stream of openings. They now claim resumes won't be forwarded without explicit consent. Has anyone had any recent experiences, good or bad, with them?

Is this a true improvement, or are they still to be "avoided at all costs" as the old threads advise?

Comments (14)

Feb 3, 2019

I would say no. It's an organization run by clowns. If you're desperate, however, and willing to work at shit banks with bad cultures, they can probably help you. Just be sure to kiss the recruiters ass. They lose interest if you dont give them the validation they're looking for.

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Feb 5, 2019

I was looking for a Summer Analyst role as I kept going to interview after interview and I hit one of their recruiters up and they wanted a bunch of docs sent over like resume, cover letter (to Selby), letter or rec from old MD, and 2 referrals. Seemed like a lot and I strapped my boots on and got my internship. So idk.

Feb 9, 2019

Interesting, did you ever feel like your resume had been distributed to random boards or firms without your permission?

Feb 9, 2019

This happen to you too?

Mar 21, 2019

They don't work Summer Analyst roles FYI

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Feb 5, 2019

I was in contact with an associate there I pinged thru linkedin & had a conversation with, clearly expressing I was looking for an SA role. Maybe he didn't understand that but he sent me all the docs and requests needed to engage in a process with him so take it for what its worth.

Feb 9, 2019

No, they are pure trash.

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Feb 11, 2019

No, they're still awful. I got a call from them recently and the recruiter refused to answer any questions about the "opportunity" before I gave her my comp, and a professional reference. I didn't give her anything and hung up.

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Mar 21, 2019

I never knew Selby had a poor reputation, but I worked with them to land my current job and it was a decent experience. I've never worked with a headhunter before and so I really didnt know how to work with them but I just interested in the opportunity I was interviewing for. I dont have much of an opinion on them other than they got me in front of a top prop shop, which I most likely couldn't do by myself (was coming from back office, position was a trader role).

Feb 3, 2019

Fake

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Mar 21, 2019

Watch out for a Gemma Bull from Pinpoint Partners with an opportunity to work at a "European Bulge Bracket Investment Bank" DB recruitment is being handled by DB level recruiters...

thots and prayers

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Mar 26, 2019
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