Finally after 25 interviews I have 2 offers!

PayPal ahiieb&@
Apr 3 77 Comments

Finally made it, below is the list of companies I was rejected by

Dropbox -3 times
Box
Realtor
eBay - 2 times
Facebook - 4 times
Google - 3 times
Lyft
Funding circle
DoorDash
Instacart
Airbnb
Game time
LinkedIn
Uber - 3 times
Adobe
Updater
Upwork
Ancestry

New TC - 230k
YOE - 5 yrs

Edit : got offers from Walmart and Microsoft! Still thinking about which one to take but my aim was to encourage people to never give up!

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TOP 77 Comments
  • Cisco vqgr40
    Wow, how much LeetCode did you do? How long did this all take?
    Apr 3 1
    • PayPal ahiieb&@
      OP
      1.5 yrs. I’m not an engineer hence no leetcode
      Apr 3
  • Wells Fargo hsLy13
    Congratulations, this needs real commitment. Kudos buddy!!
    Where do you get offers??
    Apr 3 1
    • PayPal ahiieb&@
      OP
      Added to my post!
      Apr 3
  • Twitter chutya
    Never say die! Thank you for sharing. Very encouraging.
    Apr 3 1
    • PayPal ahiieb&@
      OP
      Thank you for your kind words!
      Apr 3
  • Credit Karma sjwftw
    Analytics is brutally competitive. Much easier to get a software engineering job. :)
    Apr 3 9
    • Amazon 63784747
      Also, one major feeds into Engineering is way wrong. There are people from all sorts of engineering and even non-tech are trying to become SWEs.

      Also, as I said if people don’t meet bar then they don’t get hired just because we need more engineers.
      Apr 3
    • Credit Karma sjwftw
      At the same level of TC, software engineers are the least qualified of any professional I can think of.
      Apr 3
    • Amazon 63784747
      That’s just negative way of saying: SWEs are paid most for equivalent qualification. I can’t disagree with that 😉

      You are welcome to try!
      Apr 3
    • Amazon 63784747
      And you know what WLB is fabulous. I work like 10 hours per week 😁
      Another 5-10 hours explore topics those interest me like ML, Distributed Systems, Puzzles, meetings, and taking interviews of wannabe SWEs :)

      It’s the epitome of sinecure!

      It’s much more fun than being the SQL guy of the team!
      Apr 3
    • Credit Karma sjwftw
      Amazon no doubt. Swe is a much better career.
      Apr 3
  • Oracle pzd
    Congratulations. Kudos for sharing not only success but also failures. You made my day. Thanks 😊
    Apr 3 0
  • Visa hKiTGo
    Congratulations!
    Apr 3 0
  • Apple MattyD
    Congratulations
    Apr 3 0
  • Amazon 63784747
    Congrats! Curious, why didn’t you try Amazon?
    Apr 3 3
    • PayPal ahiieb&@
      OP
      Amazon and Apple. I applied multiple times but never got any interview call
      Apr 3
    • Amazon 63784747
      Got it! Does Uber have any restriction on retrying? How were the gaps between your Uber interviews?
      Apr 3
    • PayPal ahiieb&@
      OP
      For the same team 1 yr. I interviewed 3 times in 9 months but for different teams. Once ATG, payments and then rides.
      Apr 3
  • Intel / Eng bobwho?
    Wonder how did you take time off for interviews? Did you do these 25 interviews over 2 yrs?
    Apr 3 2
    • eBay eBoo
      Don't reveal such info dude. There are managers on blind.
      Apr 3
    • PayPal ahiieb&@
      OP
      Deleted my comment!
      Apr 3
  • Kohl’s zxystw
    what is your current role at paypal ?
    Apr 3 4
    • PayPal ahiieb&@
      OP
      Can’t say, sorry!
      Apr 3
    • Kohl’s zxystw
      is paypal that bad ? you have been interviewing > 1 yr..I was asking about role as in eng, ds, analyst etc.
      Apr 3
    • PayPal ahiieb&@
      OP
      Not really. I am stuck in a bad team and non supportive manager!
      Analytics
      Apr 3
    • PayPal chowkidar
      Then you must be under Yogesh. Good luck and really inspiring post. #neversaydie
      Apr 5
  • Oracle / Eng prep
    How can you fail multiple times with same company?

    Did you job hunt span more than a year?

    Kudos on your persistence. Congratulations 🎉

    Which company btw?
    Apr 3 3
    • PayPal ahiieb&@
      OP
      About 1.5 yrs. interviewed for different teams at Facebook, Uber and Dropbox.
      Apr 3
    • Oracle / Eng prep
      So finally which company are you joining
      Apr 3
    • Microsoft ufhudv
      I thought Facebook has a year of cool down before you could interview again. Is that not true if you interview for another team?
      Apr 3
  • Intel / Eng bobwho?
    Awesome. Perseverance at best. Please do help the community with questions asked that were general assuming it’s not under NDA. Congrats!
    Apr 3 2
    • PayPal ahiieb&@
      OP
      I am probably not the best but more than happy to discuss if anyone needs insights on any of the above company interviews.
      Apr 3
    • Intel / Eng bobwho?
      There is lot more to learn from you than any one else. You know exactly what it takes to get to that success level.
      Apr 3
  • Cisco bitset
    Microsoft and Walmart both in Bay Area?
    Apr 3 2
  • Akamai Technologies Bboi
    What role?
    Apr 3 2
    • PayPal ahiieb&@
      OP
      Analytics manager!
      Apr 3
    • Akamai Technologies Bboi
      Cool👍🏻
      Apr 3
  • Texas Children's Hospital anxiously
    Congrats. How long did you wait for the offer from MSFT after initial interview?
    Apr 3 2
    • PayPal ahiieb&@
      OP
      End to end 3 weeks!
      Apr 3
    • Texas Children's Hospital anxiously
      Were you asked to sign NDA first or presented an offer first? Can you please describe what the progress you got in action center?
      Apr 3
  • Wipro
    JohnnyCa$h

    Wipro

    PRE
    Apple
    BIO
    Citizen and democrat
    JohnnyCa$hmore
    How many onsite interviews have you attended in 1.5 years of job search?
    Apr 3 1
    • PayPal ahiieb&@
      OP
      These are all mostly onsites. Phone interview I don’t even have a count now 😢
      Instacart, Airbnb and lyft - no onsite
      Apr 3
  • NTT Data Skippy07
    Hi, what are the skills/tools you use as part of your analytics background?
    Apr 3 1
    • PayPal ahiieb&@
      OP
      Mostly sql, tableau but occasionally R/SAS. MS Excel and PowerPoint
      Apr 3
  • Cerner :-: :-/
    I think I read you are not joining as Engineer. Would you share your profile or bit more about job role

    Is it Management or Analyst or Data Science, etc
    Apr 3 1
    • PayPal ahiieb&@
      OP
      Analytics manager!
      Apr 3
  • Amazon Leigh
    How come Amazon wasn’t on the list? 😜 congrats as well!
    Apr 3 1
    • PayPal ahiieb&@
      OP
      There was one time when amazon actually reached out but I was so demotivated and upset that I didn’t respond! 😜
      Apr 3
  • Goldman Sachs nahidegi
    What role?
    Apr 3 1
    • PayPal ahiieb&@
      OP
      Analytics manager!
      Apr 3