Recruiters are used when companies do not want to know employees are being replaced or when companies just do not have the time to interview people. The goal of a recruiter may appear genuine, but almost 100% of the time, they make things worse by lying to the candidates that use them. One such bad recruiter is Lisa Locke of the recruiting firm Locke and Key!
This Candidate applied for a Structural Engineering position offered by Rutherford + Chekene using Lisa Locke of Locke and Key. Lisa Locke of Locke and Key appeared to be very enthusiastic for the Candidate. Naturally, Lisa Locke of Locke and Key referred this Candidate to Rutherford + Chekene to be interviewed.
Rutherford + Chekene had their own ideas. They decided to use this ad to pull a bait and switch on the Candidate. In this email, Marketing Director Priscilla Castro stated she wanted the Candidate’s references before the job interview took place. Why would a marketing person do this? Because she wanted to use the Candidate’s references to poach engineers from other firms, that’s why! And people should not feel sorry for Priscilla Castro because her hubby is a member of the San Francisco Police Department, a police department known for unethical arrests.
Also in this email, Priscilla Castro told the Candidate the specific project (s)he would be working on. Ask yourself: why would a structural engineering firm state to a Candidate they only had a need for them on one specific project when Rutherford + Chekene ran a full time ad? Rutherford + Chekene is a firm that intentionally deceives people, that’s why! And Rutherford + Chekene has no issue being the most unethical structural engineering firm not only in the San Francisco Bay Area but in the entire U.S.
When Lisa Locke of Locke and Key was told about the issue, guess what she did about it? Absolutely nothing! Lisa Locke of Locke and Key has no issue with deceiving job candidates that use her service. In fact, she can claim all she wants that she works for the company Rutherford + Chekene as their recruiter. The fact is that Lisa Locke of Locke and Key is a very despicable human being who posts jobs that are not real. Lisa Locke of Locke and Key posted a job stating it was full time when it wasn’t because she makes people believe she will lie about any job just to get herself some cash. Based on this encounter, applicants who use her recruiting firm need to think twice before doing so because for all they know, all the jobs Lisa Locke of Locke and Key advertises are phony!
The only way people can protect themselves from this person is to avoid doing business with her. Friends don’t let friends use Lisa Locke of Locke and Key!
Are you a client of Lisa Locke of Locke and Key? Here are the clients:
Rutherford + Chekene
Page and Turnbull
Form 4 Architecture
Jeff King and Company
Van Meter, Williams, Pollack, LLP
Aaron Gordon Construction