Anyone interviewed with DoorDash recently for software engineer role?Jan 10
How’s the process? Is it worth the time investment? Glassdoor has alot of negative things about their recruiting process in general
- eBay seatmoreIt 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.
- 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
- I had a pretty good time interviewing there. Unfortunately I blew the ML round and that was the end.
- 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/?amp7d7
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Base and equity sucks!!! Equity was like penny. Interview experience was nice tho.
- LinkedIn / EnghpgW44moreI 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.
- Facebook / EngLeo MessiI don’t care about the interview proces. I came here to learn about their offer. Is it worth time ?
- Udacity RkcO20I 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.
- I went till final round 2 months ago
My experience -
Phone 1 : easy leetcode
Phone 2: easy sorting question
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.
- 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.
- Qualtrics / ConsultantDr. 🙈🙉🙊morehttps://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)
- 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.4d2
- 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.
- 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.3d1
- 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) .
- JUUL flosstodayCan 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?