The Orange HR Mail story

I received a strange email message from the HR Team of Orange Armenia yesterday, which claimed, that I have applied to Orange Armenia for a job and they have put my CV in their database. I responded by saying, that I’ve never applied to Orange Armenia for a job and demanded them to delete the corresponding record in their database,  because otherwise I would consider it a violation of my privacy. UPDATED

Got a very nice response today, revealing, that there was no CV and no database involved, and that the Orange HR spam actually affected a lot of other people:

“First of all sorry for inconvenience regarding “application thank you” mail received by you from Orange Armenia.
The purpose of HR mail is to receive CVs from candidates interested to work in Orange Armenia and system automatically replies to all mails. Your mail address is in contacts(a) epfound.am contacts group from which we received mail and system react accordingly.
So kindly disregard the mail received.
Once again sorry for inconvenience wish you every success and happy holidays.”

Looks like we have to blame Eurasia Partnership Foundation (www.epfound.am) for the mistake.

6 thoughts on “The Orange HR Mail story

  1. Reply
    Arpine - 23.12.2009

    We have received it too… to our corporate addresses 😀 that was fun, and so were the “replies to all” we were receiving. #orangefail

  2. Reply
    Arpine - 23.12.2009

    btw, is orange.am in any way affiliated with http://www.orangearmenia.am/ ?

  3. Reply
    mk - 23.12.2009

    Hey Orange.am has nothing to do with Orange Mobile. Operator’s website is orangearmenia.am (: Just check whois to see:
    Registrar – ABCDOMAIN
    orange.am
    ORANGE DENT
    HALABYAN 31 AP 14
    YEREVAN 375031
    AM
    Administrative contact
    Hayrapetyan Srbuhi
    HALABYAN 31 AP 14
    YEREVAN 375031
    AM
    Phone: +37491495550
    Fax:
    E-mail: [email protected]

  4. Reply
    Observer - 23.12.2009

    UPDATE: Sorry guys, my mistake. This section of my post has been removed:

    Meanwhile, I have to say Orange remains the most disorganized telecom operator in Armenia. Their website is still a mess: most sections of it are either incomplete, or not working.
    I’ve been checking their website from time to time, and they seem to be in constant redesign process for 1,5 months already, constantly changing the design and CMS but never adding content. Common, Orange, it shouldn’t be that hard to do for a company of such major scale and financial resources!

  5. Reply
    Observer - 23.12.2009

    I must admit, however, that the reason for my negative attitude is due to the fact, that so far I have a very bad experience with Orange. I remember the following issues:
    1. I’ve tried to visit their distribution center/shop on Erebuni street at 9 – 9:30 a.m. in the morning twice, when the offices of Beeline and Vivacell were wide open, and everytime found out, that they’re closed.
    2. I remember the queues and lies in the initial days, when their Internet Hima package was delayed badly.
    3. I remember for sure, that on the day of launch their website was a mess.

  6. Reply
    nazarian - 26.12.2009

    The events described in the story are a very sloppy way of searching for talent.

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