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?

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Comments (8)

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?

Feb 10, 2019

Not personally, just going off stories that I heard. Are you saying it happened to you?

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Feb 13, 2019

Yes. I still don't know who and how.

Feb 9, 2019

No, they are pure trash.

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Feb 11, 2019
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