Got rejected from Google, Facebook and Linkedin. What a fun journey loving it.

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May 2 314 Comments

Feeling like got the Nirvana, what a feeling after knowing that i am not the best. :)

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  • Indeed / Eng
    l440

    IndeedEng

    BIO
    phd
    l440more
    Lol:
    1) What made you think you were the best?
    2) What makes you think that those interviews define 'who is the best'?
    May 27
    • eBay hdhsvshsh
      Thats what all the misconceptions about myself are cleared, now the Truth prevails and no confusion at all. Thats why i am saying seems like got a Nirwana. lol
      May 2
    • eBay hdhsvshsh
      No questions about their interview process that is good, undoubtably.
      May 2
    • Microsoft / Eng
      torakusu

      MicrosoftEng

      BIO
      If you're going to stalk me, at least say hi.
      torakusumore
      He wanted to be the very best, like no one ever was.
      May 5
    • Adobe wqKr43
      To train them is his cause
      May 5
    • Rally Health PWcK47
      So by op's definition all people who works at those companies are best ...lol
      May 5
    • New / EngBsky
      Gotta catch em all
      May 6
    • eBay hdhsvshsh
      Ha ha ... its your perspective how you interpret, i left it open for everyone. :)
      May 6
  • Compass / Eng
    FUPayMe

    CompassEng

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    Google
    FUPayMemore
    Just remember you only need to be in the top 49% to be above average.
    May 218
    • Walmart.com / EngzUTc01
      Bigger infinity!! :)
      May 5
    • Bank of America Quackers
      I don't see how it wouldn't logically be a larger infinity @that1guy
      May 5
    • TISTA Science & Technology Jfruv56
      Statistically, about 80% think that they are above average.
      May 5
    • Honeywell that1guy
      @Quackers - I guess you don’t understand the definition of “infinity”
      May 5
    • Amazon KULL00
      Point being Vhd’s assertion “Actually...unless you’re referring to a Gaussian distribution” was a weird comment in this situation.
      May 6
    • Bank of America Quackers
      @that1guy i think its you who doesn't understand infinity or set theory
      May 6
    • Honeywell that1guy
      Don’t believe me, just believe the PEER REVIEWED journal of the American Mathematical Society. This was proven, infinities are in fact always equal:
      http://www.ams.org/journals/jams/2016-29-01/S0894-0347-2015-00830-X/home.html
      May 6
    • Facebook deus
      Median is an average.
      May 6
    • Honeywell that1guy
      Umm @facebook Median != average
      I’m honestly surprised at the level of knowledge here.
      May 6
    • Bloomberg babasheep
      If a distribution is unimodal and symmetric, then mean = median. Oh and there are infinitely many instances of such distributions.
      May 8
  • Facebook gluteus
    I got rejected from google 3 times, amazon 2 times, snapchat, offerup, uber, and facebook rejected my resume never giving me an interview. Kept trying, kept leetcoding, then got a nice recruiter who gave me a chance, then passed interview finally. Just keep trying man
    May 215
    • Glassdoor yo0oy
      Impressive, wp gluteus
      May 2
    • Facebook gluteus
      TC went from 58k to 235k in that time frame
      May 2
    • Facebook gluteus
      I improved a lot and of course luck played a factor as well
      May 2
    • New adjkfie
      My hero
      May 2
    • Apple maybeAAPL
      Lol offerup
      May 5
    • J.D. Power and Associates holy-poly
      This is truly inspiring man! I got rejected from Google last year in the on-site. I thought I did pretty good with 4 out of 5 interviews on that day and then I figured out I was not the best one at that time after receiving the rejection. I will try next year and doing more leetcoding.
      May 5
    • IMS Health / IT
      swap4310

      IMS HealthIT

      PRE
      Cognizant
      BIO
      Software professional always looking for something better
      swap4310more
      You are an Ace !!!
      May 5
    • SAP / Eng
      isudjuayu

      SAPEng

      PRE
      Teradata, Cisco
      isudjuayumore
      What school ?
      May 5
    • Teradata jFNl08
      School doesn't matter.
      May 5
    • Microsoft no-sql
      Great.. congrats gluteus
      May 5
  • LinkedIn / EngBlah lalal
    I got rejected from Facebook and they just called and pester me to apply again, telling me I did really well last time. I'm just thinking in my head, then why the heck did u reject me??
    May 219
    • Apple infiniteco
      Similar thing happened to me, pretty happy I didn’t get in
      May 5
    • Apple / Engpikapika7
      FB kids drink too much kool aid
      May 5
    • Intel IdCR54
      I got rejected from FB too! I was going to reject them anyway! They evaluated me on my ‘coding skills’; I laughed! The job that they really needed different skills. My response good luck finding someone to solve you problems; it is not solved with a data engineering!

      HR called a few weeks later for another position and I told them to stop calling me! They wasted my time!
      May 5
    • Adobe wqKr43
      Interesting choice, IdCR54.
      It's possible someone was impressed and they were offering you a more suitable position.
      May 5
    • Intel IdCR54
      No! I also had confirmation from a friend that they valued data engineering, over the ability to work with domain experts to translate data into actionable insights!
      May 5
    • Intel Hunting
      Pardon my ignorance, I am part of the 10% lowest denomination people, who by the uses FB the most, but what is FB developing?
      May 5
    • Intel Hunting
      Intuit has more data on me than FB does
      May 5
    • Tesla AnlD52
      Google did the same with me 😂
      May 5
    • LinkedIn non_blind
      I got rejected twice with Google and yet they keep asking me to interview again
      May 5
    • Amazon did the same to me
      May 8
  • VMware / Engkalakutta
    Relax OP, you will get it, keep trying.
    May 21
    • eBay hdhsvshsh
      Yeah, i am relaxed. but still feeling better.
      May 2
  • Amazon sRjf52
    Google , Facebook, Amazon, linkedIn do not define your success in life. It's like you dated the most beautiful girl or a handsome guy in the universe once, and either she is a bitc*h or he is a dic*k You find your soulmate. Their looks and brilliance do not define who you are. Your success depends on how you run your life.
    May 55
    • Amazon EOar87
      Why is amazon in the list? 😜 it’s not in the same league as the rest.
      May 5
    • Amazon / DesignGayz0s
      Beautiful answer. Listen to this guy, forget my post lol
      May 5
    • Google / Eng
      UfGi84

      GoogleEng

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      IBM
      BIO
      software engineer looking for my place in the world
      UfGi84more
      It does not define worth. But these are the companies that are pushing the field forward in longer strides. And if you are passionate about solving the most interesting problems in the field, chances are that you will have a better chance of doing so in such a company vs a random, smaller company that builds DB apps for small businesses.

      This 'fame' or desire to work in these companies is also shortlived. IBM was a place where engineers aspired to work in the same way people aspire to work at Google or Facebook today. It will wane and newer, better companies will take the place.
      May 5
    • Uber / EngrqDs70
      I like how they try to sneak in Amazon in the list while OP didn't get rejected by Amazon (at least they didn't think it was worth mentioning...)
      May 5
    • Verizon G.Jetson
      If selling toasters and pushing ads are the most interesting problems, we're doomed.
      May 5
  • Google compquest
    I was once rejected by eBay. Don’t feel bad.
    May 30
  • Microsoft JasperKid
    Embrace mediocrity! You'll be set for life.
    May 25
    • eBay hdhsvshsh
      No again this not about the mediocrity, it is about the trigger which helped me to think deeper than just the good, bad or ugly.And this experience gave me a thought which gave me altogether new point of view. I am planning to wrote a book on it. Will share the draft once its ready.
      May 2
    • Facebook BlindBndit
      Why would you write a book about your experience being rejected by Facebook, Google and LinkedIn and who would read it? Just write a Medium post about it like everyone else 😂
      May 5
    • Asurion nGzA00
      Mediocrity is asking technocrats for work... In other words, I too have embraced mediocrity
      May 5
    • Apple / Other
      stevejerbs

      AppleOther

      BIO
      Previous CEO @ 🍎
      stevejerbsmore
      lol if you gonna ‘wrote’ a book at least learn how to spell first
      May 6
    • eBay hdhsvshsh
      yeah i will need people like you to fix the spelling mistakes ... :)
      May 6
  • Facebook FlGo46
    I was rejected by google, linkedin, amazon, DoorDash and was desperate. My last interview was with Facebook and I was thinking to cancel it and continue with my low TC. Then just decided to try :) wish you best, never give up. Luck is important
    May 52
    • New hujcxt
      Do you enjoy working at FB or was passing the interview not enough to prepare yourself for the actual difficulty of the work? I can imagine studying all this time for whiteboard coding to just get pipped straight up for not being good at real coding.
      May 6
    • Facebook ohnope
      New - if you’re going to a company with the technical bar of a FAANG and you study to ace the interview but you can’t ramp to perform at that level day to day you’re gonna have a bad time.

      The good news is that every company knows that it does take some ramp. New grad/entry level folks are just handed tasks to knock out and are generally expected to ramp in 2-3 months once they’re with their team. Senior folks are expected to ramp in 3-5, and beyond that 6-12 depending on level.

      If you can’t actually code like you did in the interview though, it’s gonna be real hard for you. Not that anyone expects you to be that thorough and that fast in your day to day, but if someone were to hand you an interview coding question as a task you’d better be able to get it code complete, test cases, and ready to ship in a business day or less.
      May 8
  • Google / Eng
    xoogle

    GoogleEng

    PRE
    LinkedIn
    xooglemore
    I've gotten two offers from FB, worked at Google and LinkedIn. You're not missing much. Of the three I'd be open to LI again but the bay area sucks. Everyone worships work. Better to find balance and not be chasing TC.
    May 54
    • LinkedIn amzT01
      What did you like about LI over Google?
      May 5
    • Google / Eng
      xoogle

      GoogleEng

      PRE
      LinkedIn
      xooglemore
      Google made me feel like a number. LI allowed me to express my individuality and explore my interests.
      May 5
    • Yahoo / Eng
      eanN64

      YahooEng

      BIO
      getting to know things
      eanN64more
      Which number? TC?
      May 6
    • Google / Eng
      xoogle

      GoogleEng

      PRE
      LinkedIn
      xooglemore
      A cog in the machine, with a lower TC than I had at LI for 2 years running.

      Google doesn't have the management infrastructure to recognize talent outside core duties. You have to advocate for yourself and prove you have worth outside core duties and my management actively fought that, even if there's a business need.
      May 6
  • New bmmC14
    Keep leetcoding.
    May 20
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    • Cerner cf25bah54
      Wow, a Cerner associate calling FB out on crap code... interesting (snicker) ::popcorn::
      May 5
    • Flipkart / Engsilentass
      Cerner. Haha. Sure right, only you guys can talk about top companies
      May 5
    • Cerner / EngRxHQ47
      Wow, Flipkart only you guys can give lectures who delivers stone when ppl order phones, try to increase code coverage first, still at 10% I guess, haha
      May 6
    • Rally Health PWcK47
      Yo Cerner dude ..nice ass kicking
      And FB guy there is no way you think FB as product and code base is good ....it's crap but i get it why people do....big TC.
      And Flipcart guy .......for you blind should be read only.
      May 6
    • Twitch kTChf7t
      Nerd fight
      May 6
  • Microsoft PyroFox
    Find something you can really nerd out on. That thing, whatever it is, that drives you to spend tens of thousands in professional training instead of vacations and actually enjoy it. The kind of thing that has you buying ISO standards and niche hard-to-find books written by industry experts, and reading those recreationally. The kind of thing that has you building your own personal library of research notes and lab work as if you were planning to launch your own consulting business around that thing. You'll skip social nights, and spend weekends just researching in a race against yourself to competence. Prepare as though you will have absolutely no one to turn to for help, and as if the success of a project soon-to-come at a major company will depend entirely on your knowledge.

    If you have that drive, and stick with it long enough, it will show. Just pursue what you love, use your current employer environment as a sort of "live lab" to apply what you've learned, only accept jobs that line right up with exactly your area... the results will follow.
    May 52
    • Snapchat bFCN68
      I'd say if you do all of that just go and build your own company. People here are looking for gigs.
      May 5
    • Microsoft PyroFox
      I did. And was about to basically set my own hours. But coming to Microsoft--at the level and department I was asked to come in--gave me access to (and a seat on) industry consortia than if I'd just run my own thing.

      Just depends on what you're after.
      May 5
  • Uber / Engjanehave
    Failed 5 times in Google, 3 times in Facebook, 2 times in LinkedIn, 2 times in Uber and after that got offers from Uber and Google. I had to rejected the offer from Google. So don't worry keep trying. Along with your preparations, it is also luck what kind of breakfast interviewer had :)
    May 52
    • Facebook YBcl04
      Yea interview is like a date lol
      May 5
    • New akshat0
      @Uber How did you manage to get so many interview calls?
      May 8
  • Microsoft iolM73
    I did 13 interviews before getting an offer at a top company. Keep studying algorithms and data structures. Keep practicing leet code. Most importantly, keep trying until you win!
    May 59
    • Ascension Health / Eng
      10xUrTC

      Ascension HealthEng

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      Facebook
      10xUrTCmore
      What top company?
      May 5
    • New / Enggoing2fbny
      Microsoft ????
      May 5
    • New / Eng
      bumerang

      NewEng

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      Google
      bumerangmore
      So where are you now?
      May 5
    • Flipkart / Engsilentass
      Why not Microsoft top company?
      May 5
    • New / Eng
      bumerang

      NewEng

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      Google
      bumerangmore
      He can't be talking about m$, right?
      May 5
    • Flipkart / Engsilentass
      They are trillion dollar company. I think its top
      May 5
    • New / Eng
      bumerang

      NewEng

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      Google
      bumerangmore
      Then why they don't pay like top company?
      May 5
    • Amazon / Eng
      0xD754E2.5

      AmazonEng

      BIO
      Ask and I might answer ;)
      0xD754E2.5more
      It is ridiculous to keep referring to Microsoft as M$. How about Appl€?
      May 6
    • New / Eng
      10yoe250kt

      NewEng

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      Google
      10yoe250ktmore
      Yeah, you are right. There is no $ in MS anymore.
      May 7
  • LinkedIn bemm78e
    Have a cup of coffee, chill and keep studying. Interviews are super subjective.
    May 50
  • Compass KeXR56
    Facebook contacted me and after my initial recruiter call this was my response...

    Thank you for taking the time to talk to me.

    I think I am going to pass on this for now.

    Without trying to be disrespectful, here is my reason for doing so. For someone like me who is experienced, I want to be tested on my design and architecture skills as I think this where I excel at. I don't think this can be assessed through an interview where I am expected to cram things on a website and spit out the answer in a certain time. You would be testing my typing and memorization skills here rather my design and architecture skills.
    May 59
    • Facebook JJml72
      I wouldn’t completely agree with your reasoning. Facebook will test your architecture and design skills. As a standard procedure they will test some basic coding skills. I know people who are smart and can bullshit their way out of Architecture and Design interviews but they can’t code, they join and they turn into Bad Hires. You may feel underestimated but if you are that experienced you will brush off your coding skills in a few weeks. If you really want the job, you can put in the extra effort to pass the easy interviews that you feel are under your level. You can pass the coding questions without memorizing leetcode answers if you really understand the solution.
      May 5
    • Reddit oyLl28
      I disagree, respectfully to your post JJml72
      May 5
    • Twitter Kvkfd
      Agree. They would rather check skills that we will use daily. If my responsibilities are to solve leetcode questions or I am a new grad, then their interview questions make total sense. But since I am a developer, I am not going to spent weeks Leetcoding, I would rather learn something relevant and useful instead. Hope the interview process will change soon and git repo with code samples and projects will be relevant, and not leetcode questions. I saw tons of ppl who put all their effort to leetcoding, got the job and then do not do a shit, they do not want to code. I value my time. If I cannot pass interview without prep, then either I did not gain enough knowledge so far to be valuable developer, or the company is not for me.
      May 5
    • Facebook / Eng
      jhjkkkk

      FacebookEng

      PRE
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      jhjkkkkmore
      I am sure then github-ing will be new leetcoding then lol I think what everyone should do is actually ‘paying’ candidates to build some system from scratch. If it passes all the tests, u go to onsite and u discuss ur design decisions, etc... in depth. Then, u get a check for spending time.
      May 6
    • Facebook / Eng
      jhjkkkk

      FacebookEng

      PRE
      Facebook, Amazon
      jhjkkkkmore
      yeah logistically it’s hard to organize and maintain once u are past certain size. knowing how difficult to find interviewers to spend 2-3 hrs of their week, I’d say that would be significant investment from both parties that would be hard to become a norm
      May 6
    • Twitter Kbsjt
      See a lot of decent candidates rejected just because of leetcode questions. New grads and experienced developers must be evaluated differently.
      May 6
    • IBM / Engqpwoeirutd
      Can you imagine being 50 and still having the same interviews that you got strait out of college? It's like, who cares about experience
      May 7
    • Twitter Onobuv
      And then we questioning why engineers cannot deliver. We hiring leetcoding specialists, why we expecting they can write services?
      May 8
    • Facebook EazyE
      Snowflake alert
      May 8
  • Facebook JJml72
    Got rejected from Twitter/Facebook first time I tried for an internship. Got an intern offer at Twitter the second year I applied. Got a returning offer at Twitter. Same year got rejected from Facebook, Google, Palantir as a full timer. After 3 years at Twitter I decided to change jobs. Got 7 offers from lots of companies including Facebook, Google, Uber, Lyft. I spent 3 months preparing super hard and leetcoding like crazy. Just reapply in 6 months, put more time into interview prep and don’t give up.
    May 52
    • New / Eng
      griesrt

      NewEng

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      Flipboard
      griesrtmore
      How many questions did you complete (easy, medium, hard)? I’m starting the grind soon :)
      May 6
    • New akshat0
      Its difficult to get an interview call from these companies if you're already not working in one of those. Becomes a chicken and egg problem. How to overcome that?
      May 8
  • Honeywell ⛔️
    We’ve been interviewing candidates for a role on our team and thought we had a rockstar already. Had one more interview to do and this new candidate turned out to be a better fit for our circumstance. That other candidate is still great and we would hire both if we could. Was not a simple choice to make.
    May 21
    • Honeywell that1guy
      Hey fellow Honeywell. Probably the first time I see one in the wild.
      May 5
  • Facebook JiEN14
    Take it easy my friend. Interviews are often luck based. 90% of FB engineers grind on leetcode for hundreds of hours before applying.

    There are surely real smart people here but you can do the work that 90% of us do.
    May 50
  • IBM / Engqpwoeirutd
    It literally is a 10% prep and 70% luck and 30% skill. I'm in the same boat and I keep on trying and trying. I'll eventually get there
    May 53
    • Amazon SomeName2
      Hopefully no math questions asked.
      May 6
    • Facebook / Eng
      jhjkkkk

      FacebookEng

      PRE
      Facebook, Amazon
      jhjkkkkmore
      He’s trying to emphasize that u need to give 110% of effort to pass :p
      May 6
    • IBM / Engqpwoeirutd
      Yep lose sleep / no social life for prep as you likely have no time to prep as much as needed.
      May 7
  • Amazon PM626
    The replies on this thread is exactly what I needed. I am kicking myself for doing so poorly at a recent Google interview. I was too nervous and screwed up a few easy behavioral questions that I couldve normally completed with ease. But ya there is no use hating myself or feeing like a failure, just gotta keep working, improving, and do extra prep until the next opportunity rolls around. Its good to see the positive support and advices here on Blind though.
    May 55
    • Google / Eng
      चाचा चौधरी

      GoogleEng

      BIO
      चौधरीकोइँन H Y P E
      चाचा चौधरीmore
      Oh did you go through the new behavioral loop? Man, i feel lucky to have interviewed when Google didn't have it. Absolutely hate talking BS about myself
      May 5
    • Amazon PM626
      Nah, I applied for a non-tech PgM role. Its supposed to be easy (at least comparing to a tech role). Out of the 5 questions I got only 1 is actually difficult. But I was a bit too nervous, I did well on 3 questions, the remaining two I kind of screwed up a bit. I was kicking myself because I know I couldve done better, really no one to blame but myself. Oh wellz.
      May 5
    • Google / Eng
      चाचा चौधरी

      GoogleEng

      BIO
      चौधरीकोइँन H Y P E
      चाचा चौधरीmore
      Ah ok. Good luck 👍
      May 5
    • Amazon PM626
      Thanks! Just gonna go back and keep focusing on learning and improving.
      May 5
    • Google QzhW20
      I feel the same way after recently being rejected at an internal role at Google (am currently a contractor looking for full time roles). I was initially very sad about it but realize there is life beyond just a job. Just got to keep on trucking and a great opportunity will eventually come!
      May 6
  • 1. It's not a judgement of your worth. You have to truly believe this. Even during the interview.
    2. There is a good deal of luck involved.
    3. You can learn and train for tech interviews to increase your odds and your compensation when an offer happens
    4. It makes people nervous
    5. You might be leaving lots of money on the table if you don't train for it and do it often.
    May 24
    • They don't even give me a chance. My resume has been ignored/rejected after referrals, I don't know what else to do. I am not a new grad.
      May 2
    • VMware / Engkalakutta
      I would suggest get your resume reviewed by your friends at these companies. In my opinion recruiter do pays attention to resume.
      May 2
    • VMware / Engkalakutta
      Another good approach is to have a nice LinkedIn profile and reach out to recruiter over LinkedIn. This works for me quite well.
      May 2
    • Did all of that 😊 Thanks for your suggestions. Recruiters don't respond and friends say resume looks good.
      May 2
  • Salesforce dzDN16
    Interview tourism
    May 50
  • Pinterest ehdjakq
    Recently got offers from all three of them, but it wasn't smooth, and had to do additional interviews for all of them. Just need to show passion and willingness, and keep improving based on the feedback
    May 53
    • Snapchat bFCN68
      How do you improve upon feedback if they almost never share the specifics?
      May 5
    • Pinterest ehdjakq
      First, you got the questions and have some guy feeling what areas you were weak in. Second, some recruiters will share high level feedbacks, and if you be positive they might share more. Third, if you have friends as referral, they might get more direct feedback for you. Lastly, remember to tell recruiters that you are open to additional interviews when the first round didn't go well.
      May 5
    • Salesforce myna
      Why do you want to leave Pinterest?
      May 6
  • Expedia JTwU20
    My favorite types of FANG interviews go

    Them: “okay were going to do a 30 minute python coding session!”
    Me: “how much do you guys actually code at your job?”
    Them: “not much but it’s part of the interview process
    Me: 4head
    May 50
  • Facebook / Eng@wazza
    Its skill, prep and luck. Rinse and repeat. The process is not good, it is horrible, but it is the best the industry has right now.
    May 57
    • Oracle / Eng
      B-)

      OracleEng

      PRE
      IBM, Deloitte, Oracle
      B-)more
      I disagree this is the best industry has right now. I've just participated on Pivotal process and that was much more rational, made much more sense... Real experience sitting side by side with current employees and pair coding...
      May 5
    • Facebook / Eng@wazza
      Some companies already do that like TwoSigma in their interviews. It is still same time bound artificial setting. The only genuine signal you can get is by some type of apprenticeship where people join the team for a few days or even weeks and show you what they can build as part of a team. Thats why internships are first choice of recruiting for companies.

      Unfortunately it’s too expensive and slow of a process so nobody does that for experienced hires.
      May 5
    • Pivotal vhSY35
      The hiring process is great, Pivotal as a company is not good. Pairing ramps you up, the learning is still something you have to learn on your own. The culture at Pivotal is a sham in it's attempt at being open and having empathy. The leadership team is sexist, racist, and bigoted. The hiring process might be fine, the work stable enough, but everything else is a nightmare. Stay away if you can.
      May 5
    • Twitch / Eng
      Urgentpiza

      TwitchEng

      BIO
      I'm black as the night
      Urgentpizamore
      Pivotal is dying last time I heard. The entire Toronto team quit after culture misalignment between management and eng team.
      May 5
    • Macy's / EngSOXc34
      The best interview process I ever experienced had an informal cultural fit interview at a coffee shop followed by a take-home coding assignment over the weekend followed by a code review the following week.

      It allowed you to relax and focus on the technical assessment like a project and not be stressed about whether or not you remembered to memorize some obscure algorithm that, in real life, that you would just be able look up.

      I don't know why more companies don't do something similar to this. It takes less time for the employer to screen a candidate since they don't actually have to babysit them while they solve the problem and the candidate doesn't get unrealistic constraints.
      May 6
    • Uber zzzz5
      SOXc34, more companies don't do take home assignments because candidates balk at them in today's hot job market. At big companies, the questions get out and solutions are all over github too.
      May 6
    • Facebook / Eng@wazza
      Or they cheat :( as much as you want to assume good intent, it’s hard to do something if you suspect cheating
      May 6
  • Netflix nflxos
    I had been a Google L5 for 5 years before moving to Netflix. I had great performance reviews and did significant contributions to major open source projects.
    I had failed phone screens (e.g. did not make it to on-site) at Twitter and Apple. It’s all about luck and how you click with the interviewers.
    May 60
  • Dropbox / EngSaki44
    Keep aiming high friend! Take chances. Focus on improving yourself over time. Play the long game and try again soon.
    May 50
  • Microsoft blind1186
    You are not the only one, many people are in the same boat. Relax, take it easy and LEETCODE.
    May 50
  • Amazon / DesignGayz0s
    No worries keep plugging along man, I got rejected by a string of mediocre crap companies and then got offers from both Microsoft and Amazon when the time was right
    May 50
  • Intel bayman
    I tend not to believe in luck but sometimes it has its role and also try to figure out what caused the rejection- is it few areas you weren’t strong or did the companies find more experience ppl than you willing to take the same pay 🤷🏻‍♂️
    May 25
    • eBay hdhsvshsh
      Oh no man, i kind of not worried about it. but sharing it because i feel very relaxed now. :)
      May 2
    • Intel bayman
      Not worried and relaxed is good but at the same time don’t undervalue yourself. I got rejected from google fb too but landed in a almost comparable gig now - one step at a time my friend.
      May 2
    • eBay hdhsvshsh
      ha ha ... yeah i know that. but i am on different plane of life, some different perspective. and when i drill deep things are becoming more interesting.
      May 2
    • Adobe wqKr43
      Intel? I've only heard horror stories
      May 5
    • Intel blindfaith
      bayman if you don’t mind share where u r at now?
      May 8
  • We are all on a ball circling around a bigger ball and we all will die pretty soon. So loosen up, drink that beer, enjoy the burger and remember at the end of the day it's just a job - a means to make a life not life itself.
    May 50
  • eBay / Eng
    OdaD67

    eBayEng

    PRE
    Oracle, EMC
    OdaD67more
    Most of the companies would rather reject 5 candidates that would be a good fit than having 1 bad hire. They would easily dismiss very strong engineers, and therefore they would easily give a second, third and fourth chance. It doesn’t necessarily say something about you.
    May 50
  • Northrop Grumman / Engthe_curio
    Dw op, I got rejected to Qualcomm, Walmart labs and Amazon already. I’m on round 2 with Amazon and I think I’m gonna get a reject again. Just gonna keep leetcoding.
    May 26
    • Amazon / Eng
      zsLQ30

      AmazonEng

      PRE
      Amazon
      zsLQ30more
      Don’t give up. When you get it, it will shock you how random it may be.

      Edit: Not to say you don’t deserve it or anything. Sometimes one gets lucky and good things happen.
      May 5
    • Intuit readyTo🔥
      San Diego?
      May 5
    • Qualcomm / Eng
      firev

      QualcommEng

      PRE
      Intel Corporation
      BIO
      ASIC
      firevmore
      what is your skills
      May 5
    • Life360 / EngSsWc80
      Assuming you are SD, there are a ton of startups/growth type comapnies in downtown, Carlsbad, and Escondido area. Keep looking and don't give up!
      May 5
    • Northrop Grumman / Engthe_curio
      @readyto how’d you guess?

      @firev backend web dev

      @sswc80 yeah I’m going to check them out when I start another round of interviews, at this point I feel so deep into LC that I might as well aim for the big ones though. I’m going to try again at around 3-6 months from now
      May 5
    • Life360 / EngSsWc80
      Just to let you know, Life360 does have an SD office in Cardiff.
      May 5
  • New / Product
    fAUI50

    NewProduct

    PRE
    Nokia
    fAUI50more
    I applied to and got rejected from FB and G at least 3 times a piece. Eventually got an offer at FB. I don't regret those failed attempts. Something amazing always came along after every painful job rejection in my life.
    May 61
    • eBay dtbnvz
      All onsite rejections?
      May 6
  • Amazon uhj667g
    Worked in two of the top companies and I was rejected several times in phone screen before getting in. Not worth thinking it’s innate quality. It’s just skill and you can get it using “deliberate practice”. Search for the term in quotes if you are not familiar with exact meaning.
    May 50
  • Oscar 🐨koala
    Stop changing your name after posting...
    May 25
    • eBay hdhsvshsh
      hmm good point.
      May 2
    • Arista Networks unVS80
      Yep I DMed you but probably it didn’t go through as you changed the name
      May 2
    • eBay hdhsvshsh
      plz do it again, on new name
      May 2
    • Cerner ex-Ex
      I thought screen name can be changed only once for one day. Did I miss something or some tricks others have figured it out.
      May 2
    • Facebook SFab53
      Lol
      May 2
  • Microsoft 🐁Pinky😜
    The fact that you're getting interviews shows that you're already one of the best. Most people don't even get contacted after applying.

    I know it sucks, but don't give up on yourself. I wanted to work at either Amazon or Microsoft for years (Facebook and Google didn't have many opportunities in Seattle back then, and I didn't want to relocate). Anyway, I was passed up 3 times by Microsoft and 1 time by Amazon. It was discouraging, but each failed attempt made me better.

    (And yes, I know people bash Microsoft. Don't worry, I do too. However, the problems at Microsoft are caused by bad management decisions and constant re-orgs, not the engineers. The people I work with are the smartest people I've known, and I'm honored to work with them. It's sad that so many are leaving because of low TC and frustration.)
    May 73
    • Facebook / Engubkj
      Microsoft is a great company to work for..ignore the trolls at blind
      May 7
    • Microsoft no-sql
      True
      May 7
    • Twitter Onobuv
      Microsoft is doing lots of interesting things, plus open sourse more projects)
      May 8
  • Microsoft zzzddd
    Don’t give up and try again and again. It is a good practice. I was rejected many times and it just makes me stronger. I was rejected by Amazon and then got offer and then got rejected by it again about three times. Got rejected by Facebook so far about seven times. Worked at Google, working at Microsoft. Usually all these companies are giving second / third / etc chances (unless it is Palantir).
    May 51
    • Alibaba / Eng
      baoz

      AlibabaEng

      BIO
      Why should anyone put a bio on blind? Who is your product guy?
      baozmore
      R u serious about being rejected 7 times by Facebook? Why leave Google
      May 5
  • Microsoft starbucks
    Ok so true story, I have been rejected from pretty much every FANG and non FANG company at some point. But now I’m going to FB at E7 and going to make some $$.

    Easy for me to say now but trust me.. don’t let this get in your head.
    May 70
  • eBay hdhsvshsh
    Good to see so many people with their experience, i read every comment in this thread. Really appreciate all your thoughts, suggestions and feedbacks so far. :)
    May 60
  • Amazon collarwhy8
    I am in the same bucket. Got rejections from Google, Apple and LinkedIn recently. Weird cocktail of feelings- with disappointment there is also this feeling of finally being ‘free’ of endless waiting, anxiety and studying.
    May 50
  • SafetyCulture / R&D
    sydneydev

    SafetyCultureR&D

    PRE
    Concur Technologies
    sydneydevmore
    Dont stress OP.. This only means they were not a fit for you. Interview is always a lottery. There are a lot of things need to match in order to get an offer. Just keep trying.
    May 50
  • Facebook tfOJ78
    Dont let it get to you. The process can be very subjective and also your form may very.
    Fb definitely hires quite randomly imo
    May 50
  • Facebook public2
    As do most people, sorry to hear but you are not alone. Keep gaining skills and experience and try again.
    May 20
  • HERE kittyhawk
    I was rejected by Amazon 2015 , 2016, Microsoft 2017, 2018, Google 2018 and got offer in Amazon 2019. Just prepare and keep trying. Good luck.
    May 55
    • Hotwire zyxwcba
      You didn't apply to Expedia?
      May 5
    • HERE kittyhawk
      Nope. I actually didn't apply to any company. They approached me thru LinkedIn
      May 5
    • Hotwire zyxwcba
      Wow. You must be hot .
      May 5
    • HERE kittyhawk
      Thank you zyx...
      May 5
    • Hotwire zyxwcba
      Amazon is no place for ladies. Better be at Expedia.
      May 5
  • New hujcxt
    How many people pushed hard to pass the interviews but then struggled at the job?

    I got offers from Uber, FB, Amz, and other at senior levels but turned them down.

    I don't think I'm good at coding at all and am quite sure I would fail at any of these companies.

    Leetcode is in no way related to our jobs so it gives me no comfort that I can pass.

    Let me know if that was stupid and realistically if I passed that I would have a good chance of succeeding.

    Still contemplating if it's worth a move.
    May 64
    • Facebook / Eng@wazza
      Whats the risk exactly? Worst case you have a beefier resume that opens more doors overall even if you leave
      May 6
    • New hujcxt
      I thought if I don't last long then it might look bad or I would have to relocate.

      How did you find adapting to life at fb?
      May 6
    • Facebook / Eng@wazza
      I got greatly exceeds on my last perf review so probably not the most common experience but I found it very reasonable on expectations. I think you just need to pick the right team that is closer to your comfort zone if you are worried and you will succeed. Also if you are anxious you probably will be more focused on work than many others I see in any company :)
      May 6
    • New hujcxt
      Wow that's awesome, nice work.
      May 6
  • LinkedIn 黃帝
    Next time you should just have a director refer you so your performance doesn’t matter
    May 52
    • Microsoft no-sql
      Really?
      May 5
    • PayPal B!
      Yes this makes sense but it’s not scalable.
      May 6
  • Amazon / Mgmt
    mClj86

    AmazonMgmt

    PRE
    FedEx, Avalara
    BIO
    people need truth for career decisions. Exclusivity and secrecy are toxic. Yet rules are ok and boundaries make us feel safe. The difference Is communication!!!
    mClj86more
    I was rejected from Linkedin at final interview. Same with google.

    Now I’ve been with amazon for the past 5+ years and I built a 15 person sales team with reps in 4 countries. Don’t get discouraged!!
    May 71
    • Facebook / Eng
      baldnshort

      FacebookEng

      PRE
      Facebook
      baldnshortmore
      I'm so sorry this happened to you :(. (I mean Amazon, not the interview failures)
      May 8

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