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Great feedback for technical interview, rejected by “culture fit”

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  • Google / Othersnidely
    The MAGA hat didn't help
    Dec 41
    • Tencent
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      I should have wear it
      Dec 4
  • New aLuu55
    You probably have personality issues. Sorry to say it. You could be the best programmer or ML guru in the world, but if you’re an arrogant jerk or something like that, no one will want to work with you.
    Dec 41
    • Tencent
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      I’m trying to be humble, showing enough respect to everyone especially executives, meanwhile being confident while being asked about questions of domain that I’m familiar with
      Dec 4
  • Lyft Barack
    You are not white enough, not hip enough, not #resist/#metoo enough, not us born enough, or a combination of these factors.
    Dec 41
    • Microsoft Gandalfee
      Number of white engineers is smaller than Indians in most of major big tech companies.
      Dec 4
  • Google tGtt04
    You screwed something up, big time. Lied about something, or seemed racist/sexist, talked over your interviewer or otherwise came off as an arrogant jackass...
    Dec 43
    • Google tGtt04
      Unfortunately, while you can improve technical skills over time and re interview, it seems likely that that culture fit flag will stick around...
      Dec 4
    • Tencent
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      I don’t think so, I’m trying to be very humble for most of the time, but while being asked about my domain knowledge, I can’t control myself from being confident
      Dec 4
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      Definitely not lying or being racist...
      Dec 4
  • Amazon / EngGHskann
    Culture fits are the most inaccurate part of the entire interview process.

    How is random hobo joe the interviewer supposed to be a culture expert. What even is culture? Completely arbitrary and meaningless, even with “principles”. And then to think an interviewer could accurately detect culture fit, assuming they even know wtf that means, is ridiculous.

    How about we rename it to “get the interviewer to like you” and just call it for it is. Nothing more than a brown nose test.
    Dec 40
  • Google / Othersnidely
    How do you know the reason for the reject? Recruiter told you? Just saying "culture fit" is almost worse than saying nothing at all
    Dec 42
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      Headhunter, got great feedback after onsite, being asked to have another interview for culture
      Dec 4
    • Google / Other
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      How do you even prep for an interview like that? Wtf
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  • Barclays PLC asdfgf
    I eat alone and don't speak a lot to my co-workers . Will I be a culture fit in my next interview.
    Dec 50
  • Slack / Eng
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    Looking women Chinese speakers for lunch in SF
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    Is there a second chance for culture for reason?
    Dec 40
  • Juniper jBOW63
    Sounds like it was at Google.
    Dec 40
  • Microsoft Yugos
    Company?
    Dec 40
  • Twitter / Engtopk
    Which company? Airbnb?
    Dec 40
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    target position TC 300, machine learning role
    Dec 40

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