Easiest FAANG company to get into?

Oct 17 30 Comments

Based on my interview experience with all except Netflix, I would rank as follows in ascending order of difficulty:

1) Apple
2) Amazon
3) FB
4) Google

What do y’all think?

Additonal question: Do you think pay is proportional to interview difficulty?

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  • Google BillGatesM
    It’s lottery
    Oct 17 2
    • Facebook yahjs
      This
      Oct 17
    • Apple dying.
      Please elaborate. I hadn’t applied to other FANGs in over 8 years. Are you saying it pretty much boils down to which LC question you get and how familiar you are with it?
      Oct 17
  • Uber 󠀠
    Apple is not in same league by virtually any measure. Amazon does very decent interview process at least for senior roles. FB and Goog are similar and random. I know too many cases where candidates would get one but not the other in either order.
    Oct 17 4
    • OP
      Why? :o
      Oct 17
    • Uber 󠀠
      TC, hiring bar, eng quality etc
      Oct 17
    • Apple weissbier
      On the topic of comp and interview difficulty:
      Got offers from all of them - Apple matched other offers and had the most versatile interview (not crackable by leetcoding/algorithms alone, required a lot more domain knowledge since it was team specific); not saying it was harder since hard really boils down to what you’ve come prepared for.

      On the topic of engineering quality:
      This is hard for any one person to say since very few people have had exposure to more than 1 of these work environments. I can totally attest to the fact that this might vary at Apple due to a lack of standardization of processes at Apple. That being said, I think all of these companies produce very well received software at the end of the day so I don’t agree that the engineering quality on average is any worse.

      TC: 430k
      4 YoE
      Oct 17
    • Apple bqdp
      Yea, the problem with Apple is lack of standardization across everything from hiring process, reviews/compensation, processes and tech stacks, etc.

      I’ve worked with absolutely brilliant teams, and I’ve worked with orgs that are just total shit shows.
      Oct 17
  • Like others said, it's a lottery. It's a fuckin lottery.
    Oct 17 0
  • Microsoft
    Gnec

    Microsoft

    PRE
    Google, Amazon, Facebook
    Gnec more
    It’s really a lottery
    Oct 17 0
  • Google elxadal
    Google is the easiest.
    Oct 17 9
    • Google / Eng patiers
      Well not if you from a non tech shitty firm like me. I have a feeling they internally have a cutoff yoe for L4. Say for apple it’s 4 years or so. For facebook it’s 2 years. For shitty firms up to 7years
      Oct 17
    • OP
      180k TC 😵
      Does that include bonus as well? Pretty low imo for 7 yrs experience
      Oct 17
    • Google elxadal
      They're saying if you got an L3 position, which is meant for new grads.
      Oct 17
    • Apple dying.
      I am confused here, can you actually apply for a down leveled position? Or you just slotted into a level based on your YOE and company you come from? The reason I ask is because I have 10 YOE on paper but I really feel like I only have half of that of actual experience. I’d prefer to be in an interview loop that targets my experience realistically. How is this done among other FANGs?
      Oct 17
    • Google / Eng bigbroz
      You can ask for a downlevel i think
      Oct 17
  • Amazon / Eng prestige🧐
    Lmao it doesnt feel like a lottery when you know the answer to every LC by heart
    Oct 17 1
    • Apple dying.
      And this is the sad thing. They claim it’s about evaluating your thought process but it’s not. They care to see the right answer and only the right answer. A candidate has a heavy advantage if they’ve effectively memorized all the well known questions asked. Any non trivial question (medium or hard) requires thought and careful analysis. Coding up a quick solution is just regurgitating and acting on muscle memory.
      Oct 17
  • Cisco FXzH34
    Apple is harder to crack because you dont know what to expect
    Oct 18 1
    • Apple d27dk
      Yeah for LC warrior it would be harder
      Oct 26
  • Google Mr. Glass 
    Why the fuck is 'FAANG' still a thing?
    Oct 17 2
    • Apple pixwine
      It’s officially FAAM now. Cramer updated his abbreviations.
      Oct 17
    • Google Mr. Glass 
      That abbreviation makes no sense for job seekers. If you really want to buy Apple or Microsoft stock, work at Google or Facebook and use your higher TC to get Apple/Microsoft stock.
      Oct 17
  • Apple FUEj81
    Netflix
    Oct 17 0
  • Apple pixwine
    Dude make a poll, wtf
    Oct 17 0
  • Bloomberg / Eng Bethhhf
    Amazon
    Oct 17 0

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