I had my Airbnb on-site today, and it went well except one interview. The interviewer was younger and frequently interrupted me when coding, which hurt my progress a lot. Sometimes I need 30 seconds or a minute to decide what to write. I only completed 60% of the question and indicated how I would finish with more time.
My other coding interviewer gave me time to think and I solved his different questions with test cases. I think the architecture and other interviews went very well. My phone interview also went very well and I skipped the second phone interview.
I told the recruiter at the end that the one interviewer’s style was different from what I was used to. Any chance of passing despite the bad interview?
- I definitely am. One rejection from an eng interview isn’t enough to sink a candidate unless the candidate was a jerk during the interview. But a single core values rejection is all it takes. You failed core values. And like I say, judging by your attitude here it sounds like the interviewer was spot on.
- I got rejected cuz I had to goto the bathroom and take a piss and couldn’t get back into the interview room (was waiting around for someone to swipe the door). Lost 10 minutes right there.
- Airbnb JxjdukskjsI got an offer at Airbnb after knowing for a fact I failed at least one coding interview. Crossing my fingers for you.
By the way I’ve learned people are really bad at determining why they didn’t get an offer. When they think they know why, they are almost always wrong.