Interview Timeline Tips for FANGLUAM

Amazon Shroob
Jul 24 16 Comments

Hey all! I'm looking to interview at these companies and probably more: Google, Facebook, Apple, Stripe, Lyft, Uber, Airbnb, LinkedIn.

I haven't interviewed at these companies before and I'd really appreciate some tips around scheduling and timelines for these top companies (e.g., company X process take long so schedule early, or company Y typically needs an answer to an offer days after extending an offer so schedule a little later). I'm looking to lock in a position around Oct to start in Jan so I can take some time to travel, so I'd also appreciate some advice on when I should start applying (I was thinking in 3 weeks and taking week long PTO in Sep/Oct to do onsites)

This question has probably been asked 100 times, but either blind search sucks or I suck at searching so links to past posts would also be appreciated!

Thanks in advance!

TC: ~210K
YOE: 2 (L5/SDE 2)

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  • Cisco / Mgmt
    ciscoguy#1

    Cisco Mgmt

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    ciscoguy#1more
    put LinkedIn last given their interview loop and team matching timeline :)
    Jul 24 5
    • Uber / Product hypadm
      Are you implying they are quick? I’ve had a very very slow process with them
      Jul 24
    • Cisco / Mgmt
      ciscoguy#1

      Cisco Mgmt

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      ciscoguy#1more
      They are slow and take their own sweet time like you said @hypadm. I was sitting on 2 offers and yet they didn’t speed up. When I asked the recruiter, he said that they have a slow process and to apply last. I am just sharing his same comment since I take it as we take our own time and you should just be very serious about LinkedIn and be willing to wait :)
      Jul 25
    • Salesforce DREAMkid
      I've had an amazing process with Linkedin recently. Got matched in 3 days with 2 different teams. My interviews were extremely good tho.
      Jul 25
    • Cisco / Mgmt
      ciscoguy#1

      Cisco Mgmt

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      ciscoguy#1more
      Nothing to do with how good your interviews were. It has to do with headcount and other things. In my case, it’s for EM position and it has extra round at the end with an exec (vp, engineering in my case). Hope this info helps!
      Aug 7
    • Cisco / Mgmt
      ciscoguy#1

      Cisco Mgmt

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      ciscoguy#1more
      Btwn, I got matched and will be starting soon!
      Aug 7
  • Airbnb burbuddy
    Start leetcoding now hardcore if you haven’t already.

    Ping recruiters in September, set up phone screens at the end of the month.

    Then do your onsites in October, and give yourself at least a day’s break between each on-site. So take two weeks off if you get into onsites with all of those or most of them.

    The slowest company is Google and it could take a month in some cases with them to do team match and negotiate an offer after the on-site.
    Jul 25 1
    • Amazon Shroob
      OP
      Very helpful, thank you!!
      Jul 26
  • Flipkart / Eng No...
    What does 'M' mean?
    Jul 24 3
    • Amazon Shroob
      OP
      Microsoft I guess? :) really I put that absurd acronym as an umbrella for companies that are alike to those listed
      Jul 24
    • Flipkart / Eng No...
      Microsoft != LinkedIn. Different CEOs and different offices.
      Jul 24
    • Amazon Shroob
      OP
      Never said it was. Just forgot to list it.
      Jul 24
  • Kemper / IT Sub-Zero
    How do you pronounce that?
    Jul 25 1
    • Facebook / Eng
      dividebyz

      Facebook Eng

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      dividebyzmore
      FANG MAUL
      Jul 25
  • Uber / Eng posn
    FANGALUM
    Sep 7 0