High amount of shadow interviewers

Northrop Grumman / Eng sad-panda
Nov 5 12 Comments

Had a high amount of shadow interviewers @ Uber 5 rounder onsite.
3 out of the 5 rounds had a shadower that seemed more senior and a "newer" interviewer did the interview instead.
Felt like I was a test subject for their hiring process.
However, I did meet with the hiring manager, the only one without a shadower.
This normal at Uber? Haven't seen this many interview practice rounds at any company.

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  • Google TheCoaster
    Many xUbers got fired so need more interviewers ๐Ÿ˜‚
    Nov 5 1
    • Northrop Grumman / Eng sad-panda
      OP
      Touche
      Nov 5
  • eBay JHNvc
    It means a bunch of new people are being trained to give interviews. It is a red flag, but you should already be aware of what youโ€™re getting yourself in to over at Uber.
    Nov 6 2
    • Wayfair / Eng TPSB84
      Why is it a red flag?
      Nov 6
    • Liberty Global thomas88
      High turnover... I heard the turnover is widespread throughout the company right now
      Nov 6
  • Workday / Eng SpagtiCode
    Same with phone screen. Had a "shadow" interviewer logged into my coderpad session even though nothing was mentioned about another person on the call.

    Solved the question, interviewers were happy. But never heard back. Turns out my contact recruiter is not even at Uber anymore. Felt I was just a test subject. Lol.
    Nov 6 0
  • Microsoft panamap
    You could have also taken a shadow if this was told before.
    Nov 6 0
  • Amazon / Eng moreTC
    Maybe the experienced interviewer were reverse shadowing the new interviewers.
    Nov 6 0
  • Rakuten / Ops
    tooQ10

    Rakuten Ops

    PRE
    Rakuten USA
    BIO
    Obligatory: YoE 20, TC 41k. Such is life for us non-SWE office monkeys!
    tooQ10more
    Bring a younger friend who has never had a professional job before to sit next to you at the interview as a "shadow interviewee".

    Priceless experience for that person!
    Nov 6 0
  • Uber fIiE48
    TC?
    Nov 6 0
  • OpenTable / Other sVnM86
    Paired interviews have become the norm here at OT. Though, it's not necessarily for training of new interviewers. Sometimes it's manager + engineer or two seniors. It lets more people get to see the candidate without wasting more of the candidates time and also let's employees get continuous updated interview feedback
    Nov 6 0
  • Uber vโ€†v
    We are mostly only hiring senior engs this days in the US, they might be new to uber
    Nov 6 0

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