Best Time to apply for new grad/SDE 1 roles?

Credit Karma BillyMeow
Jul 18 14 Comments

Targeting -
Google, Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft, LinkedIn, Twitter, Uber, Square, Lyft.

Still eligible for new grad roles but will also apply SDE 1 roles. What's the good time to start application process? Referrals would be good or just apply online for these positions?
Current LC count - 240
Also, having a current job for close to year increases chances for New grad positions?

Current TC - 180k (includes around 30k paper money)
YOE: Less than 1

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TOP 14 Comments
  • Amazon / Eng batou
    why square? I heard some bad words.
    Jul 19 4
    • Credit Karma BillyMeow
      OP
      I at least need to get one offer to make myself feel good if I can't crack those other big fish 😜
      Square is just a morale booster
      Jul 19
    • Amazon / Eng batou
      i see
      Jul 19
    • Amazon Vaporeon
      What'd you hear about square? I've mostly heard positive things
      Jul 22
    • Amazon / Eng batou
      One previous intern said the internship had no mentorship and no project. Everybody at the team was busy with fire fighting. Imo bad internship management means Square is not actively hiring.
      Jul 22
  • SAP / Eng
    nect

    SAP Eng

    PRE
    Teradata, Cisco
    nectmore
    What school you from and how much work experience do you have right now ?
    Jul 18 3
    • Credit Karma BillyMeow
      OP
      I am full time with Credit Karma.
      Graduated last December and all companies I listed allow to apply for new grad position within 1 year graduation so trying to leverage that. Besides, I also have a summer internship experience.
      With Credit Karma FT since December
      Jul 18
    • Amazon / Eng AMZNBucks
      Damn is credit karma that bad?
      Jul 18
    • Credit Karma BillyMeow
      OP
      @amazon Honestly, culture, perks, WLB and all is pretty amazing. But software engineering wise, it's not too great nor too bad. Also, not much tech-wise interesting projects going on. I am young and I won't mind giving up WLB for good work in start of my career if I can get it. I am building something since 7 months & I don't see any business value of it. I asked my Manager what's the end goal of project & he too doesn't have concrete answer, it's a shadow system & pretty sure it's gonna end like it. This shows me I am not going much further here.
      Jul 18
  • SAP / Eng
    nect

    SAP Eng

    PRE
    Teradata, Cisco
    nectmore
    So what school you're from ? New grad roles heavily depend on the school as well
    Jul 19 2
    • Credit Karma BillyMeow
      OP
      That makes me identifiable.
      But let's say top 25. In line with UCLA level
      Jul 19
    • SAP / Eng
      nect

      SAP Eng

      PRE
      Teradata, Cisco
      nectmore
      You're good then
      Jul 19
  • Facebook / Eng dbiswbdidb
    Right about August
    Jul 19 1
    • Credit Karma BillyMeow
      OP
      With referral or just online would do?
      Having referrals for junior positions matter?
      Jul 19