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Anyone interviewed with DoorDash recently for software engineer role?

VMware ovCx33
Jan 10

How’s the process? Is it worth the time investment? Glassdoor has alot of negative things about their recruiting process in general

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  • eBay
    seat

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    Why did you click on me 😡
    seatmore
    It should be noted that with these gig economy companies that many contractors also leave reviews. Also, most people tend only to bother to write a review when they have something bad to say.
    Jan 102
    • Uber 🦑*🤩
      Don’t worry for every disgruntled employee there’s a fake positive HR review waiting just around the corner
      7d
    • Microsoft lalalond
      You guys have just described Blind.
      3d
  • Amazon / EngCazP48
    They don’t pay well so don’t interview and waste your time
    7d11
    • Amazon / EngCazP48
      Yes a verbal one which I declined
      7d
    • Clover Health / Engdoenfh
      Yep I did too. It was way too low.
      7d
    • Roku Mixi
      Interesting. How do they expect to get good talent
      7d
    • LinkedIn bl[in]d123
      Same - lowball, declined
      7d
    • Logitech / QA
      xzibitrabi

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      xzibitrabimore
      Same here. Offer was low as shit. Told them to kick rocks.
      7d
    • Box nuuh
      I think the same about Amazon
      .I am not trolling

      The recruiter called me ton of times, while only slightly increasing the offer (and once decreasing). However the offer was barely more than my current job.
      7d
    • Facebook / EngixUY64
      Same here offer was way too low
      4d
    • Roku Mixi
      Amazon called me and told me they wouldn’t adjust their compensation expectations just because I live in California and that it’s my choice to live in an expensive state. Pretty funny.
      4d
    • Logitech / QA
      xzibitrabi

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      xzibitrabimore
      Sounds like Amazon is only looking for < second tier engineers in CA. Great business plan lol.
      4d
    • Roku Mixi
      Their base salary was about half of my current base
      4d
  • DoorDash / EngRtyaxo
    I might be biased but I think our recruiting process is one of the better ones I've seen. They told me exactly who would be interviewing me, how to prepare, etc. I got an offer less than 24h after my interview and the whole process was just smooth in general
    Jan 113
    • Clover Health / Engdoenfh
      Yeah I interviewed and it was very similar.
      7d
    • I’d say lol. Most immature engineers I’ve seen. No respect for people’s time. Young frat boys culture. I’d say it’s a pretty bad engineering culture.
      7d
    • Microsoft blind1186
      Interview process is good but young interviewers are obnoxious. They have issues with compile time errors lol.. Senior interviewers are very reasonable and make good impression about the company.
      7d
  • Qualtrics / Eng
    Dr. 🙈🙉🙊

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    Dr. 🙈🙉🙊more
    I had a pretty good time interviewing there. Unfortunately I blew the ML round and that was the end.
    Jan 105
    • Google poogers
      Why does Doordash need ML?
      7d
    • Facebook / Engleija
      Menu recommendations?
      7d
    • Qualtrics / Eng
      Dr. 🙈🙉🙊

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      Dr. 🙈🙉🙊more
      Same reason Uber Eats need ML (I was unfamiliar with their product and wish I had read these blog posts before the interview): https://eng.uber.com/uber-eats-trip-optimization/?amp
      7d
    • Amazon brig
      You'd think if they were going to quiz you on your ml knowledge they'd clearly mention it in the job posting or the recruiter would tell you
      7d
    • DoorDash / EngRtyaxo
      There is no ML round unless you apply for a ML specific job.
      7d
  • Walmart.com ToKL28
    I spoke to their recruiter and she was stupid like a wall. I told her that I'm not going to estimate my java skills on a scale from 1-10. I can discuss my projects with qualified engeneers and let them decide if my experience matches their need. She moved on pushing 1-10 on other skills. Then she was pushing me to use DoorDash for my delivery needs. Totally irrelevant to the whole conversation.
    • DoorDash / EngRtyaxo
      What's the name of the recruiter? That's a stupid question, I would have hung up if they had asked me that. Also weird because we don't use Java at all (backend is mostly Python with some Kotlin)
      7d
    • Capital One g56fs6Z
      I can see how annoying it can be for an experienced engineer to be treated like this by a recruiter. This is similar to experienced engineers being interviewed by kids barely 3 years out of school for LC algos.
      7d
    • Walmart.com ToKL28
      I did not hang up, although I should have. I was patient and tired to maintain professional attitude. It was hard.
      7d
    • VMware ovCx33
      OP
      My experience was on the similar lines. Except for I was speaking to a guy. This guy seemed least interested in listening to any of my questions. Felt like he only had to read through a precreated script or something. Kept on repeating that door dash has partnered with Walmart and how important that is for their vision. Any of my questions about how is the structuring of the engineering org or when is the projected profitability for the company or anything on these lines were all not answered.
      7d
    • Walmart.com ToKL28
      Exactly. My recruiter also was scripted.
      7d
    • Solstice jBaP48
      Same experience with me.
      7d
    • New
      edalric

      New

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      edalricmore
      Dear recruiter, you had one job to do right.
      7d
    • Amazon brig
      You're asking the recruiter the wrong questions. Recruiters are non technical low level employees, they have no idea when their company is going to be profitable or details on the engineering side.
      7d
    • Uber cfredx
      I had a similar experience too.... applied for a data analytics role. They gave me a take home test that clearly said “no need to create charts”. I got the feedback saying they are not moving forward because I didn’t include any charts.
      7d
    • VMware ovCx33
      OP
      Brig - kindoff agree. Although I do feel that these are basic questions that the any good engineering recruiter would have information about. Him telling me that ‘he is not the person who can answer the question(s)’ OR ‘it’s too confidential to share at this point ‘ would have been totally acceptable. What threw me off is him ignoring the questions.
      7d
  • Oath wkxp86
    I interviewed last December. The whole process is pretty nice.
    Jan 110
  • Amazon / EngCazP48
    Base and equity sucks!!! Equity was like penny. Interview experience was nice tho.
    7d2
    • eBay
      seat

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      Why did you click on me 😡
      seatmore
      Looked up some of the numbers. Base seems good? I see a few with a base of 215k and up. No equity numbers, though
      6d
    • DoorDash / Engmxbtpq
      Yeah, base is about that good in my experience. I'm not sure if this guy interviewed poorly or what happened. Equity is also good - my TC is around $350k all things considered. It's not a Netflix salary but it doesn't suck by any means 🤷‍♂️
      5d
  • LinkedIn / Eng
    hpgW44

    LinkedInEng

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    hpgW44more
    I was interviewed for a data engineering role, they give you an automated coding test where you have to submit your results by sending an email to a bot. the hiring manager was rude and disrespectful. It was a waste of my time.
    7d2
    • Intuit / Eng
      j123x

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      j123xmore
      When you work for LinkedIn, many interviewers look rude. My LinkedIn interview was that good :)
      7d
    • Samsung / Engandy93
      @hpgW44 can you please share more about your automated coding test?
      7d
  • Amazon Dezz
    They have many kids at managerial role
    7d1
    • Capital One g56fs6Z
      Can definitely concur on this one.
      6d
  • Facebook / EngLeo Messi
    I don’t care about the interview proces. I came here to learn about their offer. Is it worth time ?
    7d1
    • Amazon / EngCazP48
      Total waste of time
      7d
  • Udacity RkcO20
    I did. Bunch of kids aka amateurs are in charge, I don’t think they are looking to hire or maybe they don’t know what they are doing....Their hiring process looked pretty broken to me. My lessons learned:
    I am not gonna complete any take home assignment for free, at least not anymore....
    Their HR was good tho.
    7d0
  • Solstice jBaP48
    I went till final round 2 months ago
    My experience -
    Phone 1 : easy leetcode
    Phone 2: easy sorting question
    Onsite:
    1st round - algo on graph (you need to execute your program on your own laptop)
    2nd round - behavioral
    3rd - lunch
    4th - design easy- medium level
    5th - based on previous experience (no coding)
    6th - coding (medium level) it was mostly object oriented design question)

    Overall I did well in every interview with proper solutions. Few days after the interview recruiter said I used extra space in my last round. which was lil strange to me because interviewer was completely disinterested in what I was doing. at last he just asked few questions and saw my code dint say a thing about extra space. Company was really good met with really nice people except the last one. Will I interview again?probably not.They have a hella slow process.
    7d6
    • Asurion doormat_
      That’s what is really stupid about the interview processes. They expect us to whiteboard and write code for 6 different people. Unless you are working on some micro chip, who cares about extra space. They ask DS questions which either you have already solved on leetcode or is similar in pattern. When it comes to real work, it’s entirely different than what they asked in interviews.
      I interviewed at few and no one has been interested in what I have done or what projects I have worked on. They bloody want me to sort k-sorted streams on a whiteboard.
      7d
    • Qualtrics / Consultant
      Dr. 🙈🙉🙊

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      Dr. 🙈🙉🙊more
      https://leetcode.com/problems/merge-k-sorted-lists/description/ (to be fair I actually solved a problem like this at work, and it was actually k sorted streams)
      5d
    • Asurion doormat_
      Good for you
      5d
    • Walmart.com klick!
      What worries me is that nowadays even a minor mistake gets you a rejection. For example, I was recently rejected from a unicorn because out of 6-7 problems that they asked me, in the first round, I took a hint each for two problems. Rest of the rounds were perfect.

      I get a reject saying that I was weak in the first round. It amazes me that they can find candidates who can just print out the code. It makes me wonder if they knew the problem beforehand.
      4d
    • Microsoft lalalond
      Totally agreed with the comments. Interviewers are the problem in tech interview. It will only select the people solved the problem before and recently. That means the process is random and it selects the people who either had been out of job for a while or people who leetcode at their job. You end up hiring bad people.
      3d
    • Walmart.com klick!
      One more thing that annoys me is interviewers expecting us to implement popular but hard algorithms. For example, I cannot imagine anyone in the world coding the k-th largest number in worst case linear time, if that person has not seen the algorithm (I agree that you should be aware of that algorithm but asking it as an interview question doesn’t make sense). Ask something that can be solved in 45 mins even if the person hasn’t seen that problem beforehand.
      3d
  • Uber fhkkbff
    Interviewed with them out of curiosity, got an offer, but was not impressed. Engineering there sounds like a house of cards relative to what we have at Uber (not that our stuff is perfect by any stretch). I’m staying at Uber.
    7d0
  • VMware zxzam
    Going from VMware to DoorDash - why?
    7d0
  • Box nuuh
    Otoh, I had good recruiting experience with doordash; comparable to any mature company.
    It may really vary from person to person.

    My worst experience has been with Facebook (waited ~2 weeks for results) and LinkedIn (no schedule and location was sent until few hours before the interview) .
    4d0
  • PayPal / EngFrogInWell
    Not so good experience. The interviewer was unprofessional and immature. Total waste of time.
    6d0
  • Can I ask why is the recruiting process important to you? If someone had a bad experience due to the logistics that’s on the recruiting department, which you will probably not interact again. If it’s the hiring managers, it’s on the department that you are applying for, why let the recruiting process bother you?
    6d2
    • eBay
      luvall

      eBay

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      Software Engineer.
      luvallmore
      What!!??
      6d
    • Google Tutor4
      @ebay yeah, JUUL clearly doesn't get it
      3d
  • Cox Automotive DtBq38
    Total waste for me. Front End Role.
    4d0
  • Lockheed Martin / Eng
    mjFX50

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    Lql
    7d0

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