Failed FAANG interviews

Google rc123
Jun 24 21 Comments

Looking for referrals:

On the plus side: 14+ YOE in backend development, reasonably good at LC (300+ solved), read DDIA and a lot of other stuff on system design. I’m also considered a nice person to work with.

On the minus side: I’ve failed onsites at Google, Facebook, Uber and Amazon. I have potential onsite coming with Apple, but the rest are just ghosting me (applied to ~10 tech companies in BA). It looks like my biggest problem is System Design - I have a lot of experience but mostly in niche areas. I’m also didn’t worked with a really large distributed systems and it's hard to replace with reading books/blogs.

I need more chances to get to the top league while I’m not too old so looking for the referrals to LinkedIn, Twitter, Lyft, AirBnb, Pinterest, etc. Hopefully stats should work on my side and I will finally get a design question that is relevant to my experience :)

Oops:
TC 150k (not in BA)

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TOP 21 Comments
  • Wayfair / Eng
    lLmi30

    Wayfair Eng

    PRE
    Wayfair, Cognizant, Tech Mahindra
    BIO
    software engineer
    lLmi30more
    You work at Google, how can you fail interviews? Shame on you.
    Jun 24 3
    • Google rc123
      OP
      I'm a contractor, not FTE
      Jun 24
    • Wayfair / Eng
      lLmi30

      Wayfair Eng

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      Wayfair, Cognizant, Tech Mahindra
      BIO
      software engineer
      lLmi30more
      My apologies.
      Jun 24
    • Google rc123
      OP
      It's actually quite easy to fail - as a contractor you're skipping phone screen, but have full onsite loop anyway. Referrals could help a bit but only at HC stage
      Jun 24
  • You can reach out to me if you are interested to work for ebay😂
    Jun 24 2
    • Google rc123
      OP
      I've been stuck on the project where the experience is non-transferable.
      I would gladly consider eBay at this point, at least to start things moving. :)
      Jun 25
    • DM me and I will help you to get an interview asap.
      Jun 25
  • New rgiQ58
    Have you read "Designing Data-Intensive Applications"?
    Jun 24 2
  • Hey man, I don’t mean to sound like a jackass but how is G paying you 150k? I know a guy with 6 YOE making 250k there in Canada.
    Jun 24 3
    • Intel leedle
      No counter offers and not SWE?
      Jun 24
    • Google rc123
      OP
      I'm a "member of extended workforce", how G calls it :)
      Jun 24
    • Amazon iyehbdlai
      @Uber, 250K in Canada with Google? That’s a good offer. Do you know how much do other top tech companies pay in Canada?
      Jun 24
  • Twitter yghmdfghgh
    Pm me for Twitter
    Jun 24 2
    • Zulily AVXF18
      will you be willing to refer more candidates to twitter , if they are well prepared and have good credentials
      Jun 25
    • Twitter yghmdfghgh
      Yup, pm me
      Jun 25
  • Zulily AVXF18
    are you in google the TC does not seem to line up .
    Jun 25 0
  • Capital One
    sduadt15

    Capital One

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    WeWork
    sduadt15more
    Please DM me . I don’t work for C1 now.
    Jun 25 0
  • New
    dkoilada

    New

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    NetApp
    dkoiladamore
    Please DM Me
    Jun 25 0
  • LinkedIn wanna-be
    PM me for LinkedIn
    Jun 25 0

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