Each FAANG has thousands of positions open in any given city. Google is planning to add 10-15k people in NYC, Apple plans to add 15k new jobs in Austin, Microsoft and Amazon are fighting for talent in Seattle, the Bay Area is a cluster f*ck.
How do they staff all those positions while keeping the hiring bar so high? I keep hearing about a shortage of engineers but lots of other companies are mimicking the FAANG process too.
I would expect interviews to be more relaxed in an environment where companies had a shortage of engineers.
FANG recruiters sending out interview study guide is how they communicate the hiring bar. Meet this bar and you can come work with us.