At Vimeo, we’re committed to growing our team using the most ethical recruiting practices to ensure all potential candidates have a positive, respectful and fair interview process. Recently, third parties posing as Vimeo recruiters have been attempting to defraud potential candidates. These scammers find Vimeo employees on LinkedIn, create fake email addresses using the employees’ names, and then contact potential candidates with the goal of obtaining personal banking information or requiring the candidate to make a purchase.
To protect you and your personal data, we wanted to share how Vimeo’s recruiters operate so you can know when you’re responding to a valid opportunity — and when you’re dealing with a scammer. In short, watch out for the following:
- Job postings that are not published at vimeo.com/jobs
- Requests to submit personal information online or over the phone
- Links that redirect to websites not using the vimeo.com domain
- Emails from persons who do not have a @vimeo.com email address
- Phone calls from persons who do not use a 212-524-xxxx number
- Requests for social security number or financial information
- Requests to make a purchase that will be “reimbursed”
- Requests to transfer funds
- Job offers without a full interview process (as described below)
I. JOB POSTINGS
Official job postings from Vimeo can be always found on our jobs page (vimeo.com/jobs), LinkedIn, and Glassdoor. Occasionally, our recruiters will also post jobs on WorkingNotWorking, Dribbble, Behance, Association of Corporate Counsel, CMO Club, Twitter, Facebook Groups, and IEEE. If you see a job posting for Vimeo that is not on one of these sites, it is likely a scam post. To verify, go to vimeo.com/jobs and see if the job is posted on our site. If it is, please apply through that site. If it is not posted on our jobs page, it is fraudulent and should be ignored.
II. VIMEO RECRUITERS
If you receive an email about a job opportunity or offer at Vimeo, the first thing you should do is check the email address. Vimeo only uses internal recruiters and their email addresses end with @vimeo.com. If you see an email with @gmail.com or some other domain that is not vimeo.com, it is likely a phishing email and you should not reply to it.
III. INTERVIEW PROCESS
Vimeo’s recruiting process involves the following steps: First, you will have a phone call with the Vimeo recruiter. Second, if you are selected for a follow-up interview, you will have a phone call with the hiring manager. Third, if you are selected to proceed to the next round, you will be invited to an onsite interview. Throughout this process, you should see emails ending in @vimeo.com and phone numbers that start with 212-524-xxxx. Also, our interviews take place at our New York City offices in Chelsea (555 West 18th Street) or Brooklyn (195 Morgan Avenue). If you receive an invitation for an onsite interview that asks you to come to an different location, it is likely fraudulent and should be declined.
IV. PERSONAL INFORMATION
During the recruiting process, we only ask for the following information before making an offer: (1) link to your LinkedIn profile, (2) your resume, and (3) a completed Vimeo application. We will not, however, ask for your social security number or a bank account number. Nor will we ask you to purchase anything or transfer funds. If you are asked for financial information or to engage in any financial transaction, you are dealing with a scammer.
V. JOB OFFERS
Vimeo only makes offers once the entire interview process (described above) is complete. If someone contacts you over email or phone about an offer and you have not completed all parts of this process, it is fraudulent.
VI. REPORTING SCAMS
Please help us fight recruiting scams by reporting suspicious job postings and fake "recruiters" to email@example.com. We will also verify whether a particular posting is indeed legitimate.