How can a stupid person get into FANG

SAP floozer
May 4 68 Comments

Asking for a friend 🙃

He is quite stupid, finished from a mediocre college last year with a good enough gpa and some internship experiences but nothing substantial. He is currently working a mediocre job in the tech sphere but not as software engineer. He quite hates it and harbors this stupid dream of working in the West Coast in a FAAANGASM (Airbnb, Snap and Msft in case anyone is wondering last 3) company.

He is trying Leetcode but gets distracted and demotivated pretty fast and gets stuck often(I mentioned he is stupid).

So just wanted to know if a subpar person like him could get into FANG or should he not even try and aim lower? He is 23 with Bs and Ms in computer engineering (not CS but he took some coding classes) 😕

Edit: I think I need to forego any self respect here and clarify that the friend is me

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  • Oracle vTc43x
    He sounds waaay smarter than you.
    May 4 7
    • Oracle vTc43x
      Even after being stupid and mediocre if he can dream and work hard for it, he is definitely waaaay smarter than you.

      And I think he is more deserving to get into faang than you who thinks too much about yourself.
      May 4
    • Microsoft / Eng micro-hard
      Oracle sounds more like “the friend”
      May 4
    • Oracle vTc43x
      I read the edited post. Even if you refer yourself, your content is derogatory to a lot of other people.
      May 4
    • Google Aphrodite
      OP only mentioned himself. Try not to project too much.
      May 4
    • New bzRF81
      I mean how difficult was it to realize OP was referring to himself right from the beginning even before the edit...?! Oracle here needs to chill...
      May 4
  • Amazon / Eng
    zsLQ30

    Amazon Eng

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    zsLQ30more
    FAAANGASM

    LOL
    May 4 0
  • LinkedIn bttlsrv420
    You sound bitter
    May 4 2
    • SAP floozer
      OP
      Not bitter. Just demotivated
      May 4
    • LinkedIn bttlsrv420
      You mean your friend is
      May 4
  • Qualcomm dynasty001
    Wow.

    Hard works beats talent when talent fails to work hard.

    You should encourage him. Nobody is born woth CS skills. I am of the belief that anything is achievable provides you work hard.
    May 4 0
  • Qualcomm NqAf57
    What's the fourth A? Amazon, Apple, Airbnb and...?
    May 4 5
    • Google Aphrodite
      AT&T?
      May 4
    • Qualcomm NqAf57
      😂 Good joke.
      May 4
    • Amazon SUhk27
      Dafaq is AT&T
      May 4
    • New bzRF81
      AT&T is a company that was sentenced to death by all domain name registries but just won't die away...
      May 4
    • SAP floozer
      OP
      Typo
      May 4
  • Amazon broke&dumb
    there's a FAAANGASM now?
    What's the third A in FAAAN?
    May 4 4
    • Google Aphrodite
      Airbnb
      May 4
    • Amazon broke&dumb
      no, that's the fourth A in the GASM.
      There are total four As, I assume 3 are Apple, Airbnb, Amazon.
      I can't think of a fourth company that starts with A.
      May 4
    • Amazon broke&dumb
      Either Adobe or Autodesk.
      May 4
    • SAP floozer
      OP
      Good catch. It was a typo
      May 4
  • Microsoft rwfY17
    I thought the correct acronym was FAAANGASMULDSS (Uber, Lyft, Dropbox, Square, and Stripe in case anyone is wondering)
    May 4 1
    • Bloomberg / Eng iVX372
      Good acronym, but it's missing Twitter
      May 4
  • Google / Eng
    poogers

    Google Eng

    PRE
    Amazon
    poogersmore
    > He is trying Leetcode but gets distracted and demotivated pretty fast and gets stuck often

    There's your problem, you need to be taking a LOT more Adderall if you want to make it in SV. Meth works too and you don't need to waste time on sleep.
    May 4 2
    • Oracle / Eng iblv
      Didn't know taking Adderall and meth was a req to get into Google nowadays.
      May 4
    • Google / Eng
      poogers

      Google Eng

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      poogersmore
      Just a joke, don't do drugs 💜
      May 4
  • Amazon / Eng KTUv41
    Wow you’re such a good friend
    May 4 1
    • Google Aphrodite
      Asking for "a friend" - try to read into the self deprecating humor a bit
      May 4
  • Google policies
    I am not smart or even FANG level. I worked in 3 of 4 FANGs till now.
    May 4 3
    • Oracle / Eng iblv
      How? Also is your role software?
      May 4
    • Google tormun_d
      I'm guessing F,A,G are the three. A type googlers career path.
      May 4
    • Google policies
      SWE. I have never worked at A. Just cleared interviews there.
      May 4
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    • Google Aphrodite
      You misread the post, despite the quite high EQ
      May 4
  • Okta doll$h
    Anyone can get into faang dude. It’s overhyped af. 🙂
    May 4 0
  • AT&T Vlahqoe
    I'm 23 and had a 2.5 GPA and just passed HC at Google first try. Went to a good college, top 30 US, but nothing special. Just keep studying and you'll make it.
    May 4 4
    • SAP floozer
      OP
      First job out of college or did you have dev experience before? Also, how many hours of Leetcode? Congrats btw, I am happy for you 😊
      May 4
    • AT&T Vlahqoe
      Will be my 2nd job. I did ~350LC.
      May 4
    • SAP floozer
      OP
      Wow! That’s tenacity indeed. How long did it take to complete 350 problems? I come home around 7-8 pm everyday and can barely do a single LC after that :(
      May 4
    • AT&T Vlahqoe
      I spent about 3-4 months
      May 4
  • Bank of America jumbala
    Are you a good developer tho?
    May 4 2
    • SAP floozer
      OP
      No sir. I have limited dev experience. I was CE major in college and mostly did OS, some hardware, networks, comp architecture and some CS courses but never had a proper Dev experience. I am Leetcoding but I know that won’t make me a good developer
      May 4
    • Oracle / Eng iblv
      Doesn't matter. Leetcode is to pass interviews. After that its training at job. So focus on the first part. Second park will need you to put more effort than your peers but that should be ok.
      May 4
  • Unity grassyass
    Easy, just do recruiting
    May 4 0
  • Oracle alwzangry
    At least he's self-aware unlike...
    May 4 0
  • Zillow Group TKact2345
    Honestly, doesn’t sound like you’re stupid, but maybe suffering from ADHD. Have you ever been testing?

    Other than google, none of those companies care that much about grades. And computer engineers can usually land similar roles as CS majors.
    May 4 2
    • SAP floozer
      OP
      I think I do suffer from ADHD but never diagnosed
      May 4
    • Zillow Group TKact2345
      As in tested but doctors disagreed? Or just haven’t gone to look into it.

      You don’t need to take meds for it, there are other ways of dealing with it (if that’s what you’re concerned about). Even just being aware of it, can help you manage yourself a lot better.

      Probably at least worth looking into, as it could turn a lot of your problems around.
      May 4
  • Microsoft / Eng
    tarasenko

    Microsoft Eng

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    tarasenkomore
    Aim lower to tier 2 and then after experience in tier 2, try tier 1.
    May 4 3
    • SAP floozer
      OP
      What’s some good lower tier companies to aim for?
      May 4
    • Microsoft / Eng
      tarasenko

      Microsoft Eng

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      Microsoft, Grab
      tarasenkomore
      Search for tier 2 on blind
      May 5
    • Microsoft / Eng
      tarasenko

      Microsoft Eng

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      Microsoft, Grab
      tarasenkomore
      I believe you know how to fish
      May 5
  • Microsoft / Eng Microstux
    Your not stupid
    May 4 1
    • Oracle SfsM37
      Agree, stupid people usually dont have the self awareness, except to always be insecure that it will be revealed to others
      May 8