Keep failing onsite interviews ; advice / tips

Capital One woahthere1
Jan 24 20 Comments

I’ve been going on on sites for a while now and have failed multiple onsite interviews ; any useful advice or tips? Recruiters give very generic feedback and it’s discouraging to keep trying despite this many setbacks.

-F/G/A/Zillow/Uber

Usually seem to either bomb a round or am slow sometimes in coding up something ; the time constraint and pressure gets to me.

Graduated from amongst top 10 cs schools in the USA for undergrad

Yoe : 2
Also doing a masters while working full time as well

Leetcode count : 140

TC : it’s okay but could be a lot higher

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  • Cisco Hwy101
    Would recommend InterviewKickstart.. I was in the same boat as you.. though I didn't clear FANG.. got a very good offer from a late stage startup.. it was important for me to get out of Cisco as a prime objective
    Jan 24 7
    • Is Cisco that bad?
      Jan 24
    • Cisco Hwy101
      Don't even get me started on it.... Fucked up management.. lost faith in them..promotes shitty people to the top and everytime we beg for promotions/bonus .. garbage processes forced on engineers making life hell
      Jan 24
    • Bank of America BRjH71
      I heard they lay people off by annually
      Jan 24
    • Bank of America BRjH71
      I might bi annually
      Jan 24
    • Cisco Hwy101
      Two times a year if the SVP wants good bonus
      Jan 24
    • Bank of America BRjH71
      Yeah I thought of applying but seeing job security I bailed. Complete shit tier company
      Jan 24
    • Cisco Hwy101
      Keep shifting every 2-3 years.. helps you stay in touch with all fundamentals
      Jan 24
  • Capital One woahthere1
    OP
    I don’t smell bad but thanks for the insight haha
    Jan 24 0
  • New aLuu55
    I would suspect that your coding is probably fine - it could be that you’re possibly a bit arrogant or annoying. Perhaps you smell. Who knows.
    Jan 24 3
    • Cisco Hwy101
      Who cares how you smell.. ? Would rather hire a dumbass who is impeccably dressed but a complete moron?
      Jan 24
    • New aLuu55
      If someone smells they’ll be hard to work with/around.
      Jan 24
    • New aLuu55
      And why hire a top engineer who smells bad when you can hire a top engineer that doesn’t?
      Jan 24
  • Bank of America BRjH71
    I always assumed top schools grads breeze through tech interviews
    Jan 24 2
    • Capital One woahthere1
      OP
      I must be a fuck up then lol
      Jan 24
    • Bank of America BRjH71
      Probably need more practice. I am sure your data structure and algo was hard af. Moreover lretcodd is like sat/act. You must have done well in those.
      Jan 24
  • Amazon hot 🍞
    What's your bachelor's in, are you a citizen?

    What's the feedback? Do you think it's technical or behavioral?
    Jan 24 1
    • Capital One woahthere1
      OP
      Some feedback has been : not enough experience yet , other has been coding wasn’t as strong as they wanted . Issues on the system design rounds as well as I “didn’t have the depth or breadth “ the interviewer was looking for
      Jan 24
  • New aLuu55
    There might also be a red flag on your resume or some bad social media posts. Who knows. These companies are all picking up on some bad signal, I hope you figure it out
    Jan 24 0
  • Bank of America BRjH71
    BTW where r u getting your MS?
    Jan 24 0

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