How do you get a job at a FAANG?

Albertsons ycDC13
Apr 14 19 Comments

I have 20 yoe, mostly at the "lower tier" tech companies like Credit Karma and Pandora that hire people off of dice. Also a brief Apple contract.

How do people get full-time jobs at top companies? I don't see anything wrong with my resume. Is it just luck or can you submit hundreds of applications and eventually get it?

I'm Java backend but know basically everything in terms of major languages or can bs it, I'm just asking how to even get an interview.

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    • Albertsons ycDC13
      OP
      But how do I even apply? They never get back to me. Admittedly Ive only sent a few applications but how many does it take? Is it like a McDonald's job where you have to apply hundreds of times?
      Apr 14
    • Amazon thereyago
      This assumes the person means for a tech role. Believe it or not, there are THOUSANDS of non-tech roles at these companies. Obviously I have no insight into whether or not this person is looking for a tech or non-tech role but just wanted to point out that this comment/your perspective is short sighted. I can almost preempt the onslaught of responses that will come (non-tech doesn’t matter blah blah blah), but I’m case you’re open to actual feedback, I felt my comment was worth leaving.
      Apr 14
    • Albertsons ycDC13
      OP
      Tech Java backend.
      Apr 14
    • Albertsons ycDC13
      OP
      What is a "non boring" resume, it has me working with petabyte data sets for the government.
      Apr 14
    • Albertsons ycDC13
      OP
      I think the resume is good now. The 6 second test would just show my experience and some nods to working on large scale realtime systems and whatnot. I don't think there is anything to add there.

      I think the solution is to go to meetups and ask for referrals IRL.
      Apr 14
  • Apple 867530nine
    Referrals. Get a referral. And then leetcode. That is all. Repeat as much as is needed. Getting in is just about contacts and grinding away on prep.
    Apr 14 0
  • Credit Karma smallson
    lol whaaat why are people knocking credit Karma? I didn’t get hired off of a dice roll and I don’t hire anyone on a dice roll either
    Apr 14 1
    • Credit Karma kqqo46
      We same tier as Albertsons lol
      Apr 16
  • Roku kkUA10
    Pandora atleast had a good hiring practice atleast in 2015, trashing it was unwarranted
    Apr 14 0
  • Amazon / Eng DynamoDB
    When I tried to apply to Credit Karma I got no reply. So I guess it's just random.

    That being said, if you want a referral let me know 😄
    Apr 14 2
    • Albertsons ycDC13
      OP
      Sure, do they have any very senior roles?
      Apr 14
    • Credit Karma smallson
      Of course
      Apr 15
  • Amazon SeekingHLP
    Professional resume writing might help
    Apr 14 1
    • Compass 905
      Def worth the money if you find someone who gets results!
      Apr 14
  • Compass 905
    Try attending respectable meet ups in your area as well. Especially if they have sponsors from a company you want to go to. Usually that means they’re sending recruiters there to talk to people.
    Apr 14 0
  • Facebook xyzxyzjn
    Pm me for referral
    Apr 14 0
  • Amazon funkup
    Luck
    Apr 14 0
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    • Albertsons ycDC13
      OP
      Makes sense. I'll remove the low tier experience.
      Apr 14
  • Amazon funkup
    Referral and Leetcode like someone said.
    Apr 14 0

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