Finally hard work pays off after lots of interview
After applying to almost a hundred companies (Austin/Bay Area), here are my results from last November till today. I know this is nothing compared to Blinders, but still wanted to share and let every one know that don't give up!!
14 Phone Screen -> 8 Technical Phone Screen -> 4 Onsites -> 2 Offers
Apple (Rejected, got an onsite but was canceled by the team last minute, really bad experience)
Two Sigma (Rejected, bombed one round. Their pay is insane though)
Amazon (Rejected, I think I was rejected by a junior developer who asked me a super HARD question even though I got through optimally for his first two questions)
Technical Phone Interviews
Apple, Amazon, Uber, Indeed, Two Sigma (Moved on to onsite)
Adobe (Rejected I guess? Recruiter did not reply and I didn't care)
Google (Rejected, the interviewer was really bad, did not want to talk to me, did not want to answer any clarifying question I asked)
Realtor (Rejected, first phone interview, I sucked big time that time)
HR Phone Screen
Black Locus (Rejected after talking with HR)
LinkedIn(Referred, no one contacted me),
Yelp (OA Rejected),
Microsoft (OA Rejected)
RetailMeNot (Rejected no HC)
Facebook (Rejected no HC)
2.5 YOE, 95k somewhere in Texas. Did 200ish Leetcode, Grokking the System Design, a lot of Youtube system design conference video. Did fullstack during work.
Also what offer would you consider?
Indeed SRE Austin (140~150TC)
Uber SWE SF (190~200TC)
Also, considering my wife is in Texas doing here medical residency here, so she wouldn't be able to relocate with me. So I would either be driving a 1.5hr back home or taking a 5hr flight home ($1600/month) every week.