Advice needed. Keep getting near misses.

Intuit M9nh7e
Nov 1, 2018 30 Comments

Google: Apparently a single person in HC killed my offer. Recruiter strongly recommended trying again in 1 year.

Walmart Labs: manager liked me, but director said I was strong L3 but not L4. Team is only hiring L4s. They never asked me to write a single LOC— interview process was strange and level determination was bogus, even the manager agreed.

Lyft: I got the offer (275k) but I would’ve had to move. +1 was super against it, so I declined.

What do I do? I feel like my hands are tied. 3 YOE.

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  • Intuit M9nh7e
    OP
    I wish I had the energy to continue the search. I think I’ll step back for a bit and recharge.
    Nov 1, 2018 19
    • Intuit M9nh7e
      OP
      I don’t have to take the 805 or the 5 😈

      God I have it so good. I just throw in the towel, plateau and accept I have it good enough, accept slightly lower pay, and work for a few additional years
      Nov 1, 2018
    • New goingin
      Are you in CTG or CTO - Dev in SD? My drive was 5 mins when working in SD lol
      Nov 1, 2018
    • Intuit M9nh7e
      OP
      I’m in the better one.
      Nov 1, 2018
    • Intel metoohawny
      Dude, if you have a decent SFH in SD, i would just bite the bullet and stay. But if you are a young guy, it might be worth it to suffer up in the Bay to increase your TC. I work at Intel so I get shit pay and suffer the Bay. Double whammy. Have a house here in a ghetto area in the South Bay, but have a much nicer house still in So Cal. Might just go back in a couple of years.

      Waitaminute. 3 YOE? You are young. Eh... if I were you would probably do it for the experience. Welcome to the homeless poo and piss city. And say goodbye to your sex life unless you are gay. Oh wait you have a sig other already. Yeah ... no way she would want to leave SD for SF. Assuming you are hetero dude.
      Nov 1, 2018
    • Medallia mShU83
      Get Intuit to give you a significant bump. List out all the reasons and show results
      Nov 2, 2018
  • Facebook / Eng gywtb
    keep applying and interviewing

    it’s a matter of luck at the margin / you only need one
    Nov 1, 2018 0
  • Capital One Boz
    You did get one... You got Lyft. I don't think you're doing bad at all. Your conversion rate is good, it's a numbers game
    Nov 1, 2018 0
  • Amazon PAxv45
    you are too picky. Lyft is a good company.
    Nov 1, 2018 1
    • Intuit M9nh7e
      OP
      Couldn’t get the +1 to commit to a new city.
      Nov 1, 2018
  • TrueCar / Data 6bu64f
    Doing the same here. Have to play the odds, you'll eventually get something
    Nov 1, 2018 0
  • Amazon Hiring@AMZ
    If you are looking at a change I am hiring here at Amazon. PM me if you're interested.
    Nov 1, 2018 3
    • Intel metoohawny
      There are a couple of Amazon offices in So Cal
      Nov 1, 2018
    • Intuit M9nh7e
      OP
      I keep getting messages from Amazon recruiters (I’ve gotten reached out twice this week) but when I reply and ask about SoCal positions they never answer back.
      Nov 1, 2018
    • Intel metoohawny
      Yeah they still want most people in the mothership in Seattle. =/ No thanks. I heard the OC office has grown quite a bit in the past few years though, maybe a 1000 now?
      Nov 1, 2018
  • Oracle zxmldkd9
    Take the offer and replace +1 with +2's
    Nov 1, 2018 0