How did you answer ‘why $fang’ when you got the offer?

New qDLG43
Aug 12, 2018 15 Comments

When I answered ‘$ and strong eng culture’ at Lyft phone screen I got rejected, that’s why I’m looking for suggestions.

Got fb, airbnb, google, uber onsites in a week.

1 YOE
TC: 110k

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TOP 15 Comments
  • Google / Eng
    GHlG16

    Google Eng

    PRE
    Amazon, Uber, Facebook, Microsoft, Netflix
    BIO
    Senior Director, TC = $1.8M. FU money from pre-ipo@Goog, FB and Netflix.
    GHlG16more
    If you said $ you are a doofus and good for them to reject you.
    Aug 12, 2018 1
    • Oracle scaramanga
      Sad but true!

      If hiring teams don't appreciate honesty, they're fooling themselves. That's the sad part. Don't ever mention your needs!
      Aug 12, 2018
  • Apple ict6
    Ehis pretentiousness is so annoying. Everyone knows deep down that everyone in tech is there for the money, yet no one will admit.
    Aug 12, 2018 2
    • Amazon / Eng
      goodgumbo

      Amazon Eng

      PRE
      Samsung America
      BIO
      http://twitter.com/luisbg
      goodgumbomore
      I spent 5 years earning 1/3 of what my peers did while working on Open Source. Loved it. So did everybody else around me.
      Aug 12, 2018
    • Google / Eng
      GHlG16

      Google Eng

      PRE
      Amazon, Uber, Facebook, Microsoft, Netflix
      BIO
      Senior Director, TC = $1.8M. FU money from pre-ipo@Goog, FB and Netflix.
      GHlG16more
      Uh yeah, I took a paycut to go to tech.
      Aug 12, 2018
  • Amazon / Eng
    goodgumbo

    Amazon Eng

    PRE
    Samsung America
    BIO
    http://twitter.com/luisbg
    goodgumbomore
    Does the project motivate you? If money is your only driver become a banker. The engineers that succeed in tech are passionate about what they build (solving complex problems, making something new, fixing a problem).
    Aug 12, 2018 2
    • New qDLG43
      OP
      Well, I believe I absolutely love using fb and Uber sounds too generic and bs
      Aug 12, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng
      goodgumbo

      Amazon Eng

      PRE
      Samsung America
      BIO
      http://twitter.com/luisbg
      goodgumbomore
      What is the scope of the Org or team you would be joining? It is better if you mention details.

      Let's say you are joining Google Maps. You could say you are excited to help people find new restaurants they will like and know when to go so it isn't busy. And you find the challenge of keeping this information of the physical world up to date and truthful in your digital one very interesting.
      Aug 12, 2018
  • TI IOlOl0
    Are you in engineering or Bay Area? 110 TC seems low
    Aug 12, 2018 2
    • New qDLG43
      OP
      I work for an unknown startup in the Bay Area.
      Aug 12, 2018
    • TI IOlOl0
      SWE?
      Aug 12, 2018
  • I feel that question and answer should come up pre-offer.
    Aug 12, 2018 0
  • Google / Eng toblave
    By making your answer more specific to the company, you can demonstrate that you've done your homework.

    If you're applying for some application role, you can talk about how the specific product is great from a user perspective or solves an interesting problem or adds a lot of business value.

    If you're applying for a infrastructure role, you can talk about how x tool is cool or about your interest in a specific scaling challenge or about their interaction with the open source community.
    Aug 12, 2018 0
  • New
    fjTN53

    New

    BIO
    Looking for engineering leadership role
    fjTN53more
    I'll craft the perfect answer for each of these companies but you gotta pay for it
    Aug 12, 2018 0
  • $
    Aug 12, 2018 0

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