Failed two onsites

New / Eng ufJz68
Oct 11, 2018 17 Comments

Failed two SWE on-sites with Spotify and Squarespace but have too many on sites pending to schedule all of them (like 3 upcoming and 2+ pending schedule).

What does that mean?

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  • Pandora dDDj03
    You will crack at least one of it. Keep at it. Good luck.
    Oct 11, 2018 4
    • Vertivco / Eng
      Fast Papua

      Vertivco Eng

      PRE
      YouTube, American Bureau of Shipping, Facebook
      Fast Papuamore
      I applied to Pandora after failing a Big N phone screen. No response.
      Oct 11, 2018
    • Pandora dDDj03
      Don’t hop on to a sinking ship.!
      Oct 11, 2018
    • Vertivco / Eng
      Fast Papua

      Vertivco Eng

      PRE
      YouTube, American Bureau of Shipping, Facebook
      Fast Papuamore
      Where are customers hopping to? YouTube? Spotify?
      Oct 11, 2018
    • Pandora dDDj03
      Pandora has not a lot of paid customers. Most of them are free users using it as a radio service. This works well for a lot of people considering how lazy they are to find tracks to listen to. Again, these tracks are never deep cuts. Nothing fancy and pretty much why I don’t use pandora.

      People are moving to either Apple Music or Spotify.
      Oct 11, 2018
  • What is Spotify interview process like?
    Oct 11, 2018 0
  • Microsoft Clonegraph
    Keep trying
    Oct 11, 2018 0
  • Microsoft wbYt28
    Doesn't matter how many rejections you get. No shame in that. All that matters is the places that say yes, just keep going.
    Oct 11, 2018 0
  • Oracle / Eng
    pycharm

    Oracle Eng

    PRE
    Stealth Worker
    BIO
    Control over your own life is an illusion.
    pycharmmore
    It means you go build an app like WhatsApp and sell it back to them for $14B.
    Oct 11, 2018 0
  • Spotify / Eng Aw74s1
    It's incredibly difficult to get a job here. There have been candidates that have applied and interviewed dozens of times and still don't get an offer.

    I think last year we had over 400k resumes to filter through for less than 400 HC. At least, according to the public numbers.
    Oct 12, 2018 3
    • Why is it incredibly difficult? Do you guys just look to hire "sheldon Cooper"s rather than hiring smart engineers and providing them the platform to learn and grow more?
      Oct 12, 2018
    • New / Eng ufJz68
      OP
      Yeah, why though? What's the catch? Clearly I was shortlisted but rejected for "lack of domain skills" but solid overall technical performance.
      Oct 12, 2018
    • Squarespace / Other
      szkL36

      Squarespace Other

      PRE
      Facebook, Microsoft
      szkL36more
      I don't buy that line of reasoning. I've probably turned down 500 resumes for a current open head at my company. Maybe only 10 of them were even theoretically qualified to do the job.

      Lots of people send resumes for jobs they're crazily unqualified for. Not just at Spotify!
      Dec 22, 2018
  • Goldman Sachs bMNx07
    OP, same story here.which area did you mess up in? If it was coding , can you tell us what are you doing to improve?
    Oct 11, 2018 1
    • New / Eng ufJz68
      OP
      I don't think coding (at least, not more than the usual tripping over shoelaces and interview nerves). Decently fast and was correct. I think my designs are a little too handwavy and I think management didnt like some of my perhaps too candid answer
      Oct 11, 2018
  • Upstart imherenow
    That means you still have 5 shots at getting an offer.
    Oct 11, 2018 0
  • New
    It means you had a couple practice sessions. Keep going, you’ll get there.
    Oct 11, 2018 0