Learn from my mistake - don't get your offer revoked.

Amazon / Eng S.Nadella
Jul 11, 2018 113 Comments

I got matched with a team and wasn't excited enough about the work during the call with the hiring manager. The manager was not inclined to move forward and the recruiter pulled the offer saying no other teams were interested. Didn't get far enough into the process to learn what the TC would be.

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TOP 113 Comments
  • Airbnb jim.hodlen
    maybe you dodged a bullet there?
    Jul 11, 2018 27
    • Qualcomm NqAf57
      What sort of benefits are better? Healthcare? 401k? I'm genuinely curious as it may convince me to add LI to my list of companies for where to go next.
      Jul 13, 2018
    • Genentech Wi2ie
      Unlimited PTO is useless. It is based on manager's discretion. So they can easily decline it if you are not on good terms.

      And how many weeks can you get? 2? 3? Any more and the manager will start declining. No one's gonna let you take more than that.
      Jul 14, 2018
    • LinkedIn $$$$$$$$$
      People around me easily take 6 or more weeks of DTO.
      Jul 15, 2018
    • Adobe F45nP
      Unlimited PTO is awesome unless you’re an asshole who abuses it or an asshole manager who micromanages. My experience has been better than set annual vacation limits with rollover. Culture has an impact. People actually take vacation at my company. We have unlimited plus 2 set weeks of shut down so many people take about 3-4 weeks of vacation plus the 2 set weeks.
      Jul 16, 2018
    • Airbnb jim.hodlen
      what cultural factors do you think make people less inclined to take pto when it’s a set number of days?
      Jul 16, 2018
  • Applied Material med123
    If this happened in last few days, then I have a theory. Last week Linkedin cancelled onsite interviews for couple of my friends and they said job openings were put on hold. So I think some reorganization is happening inside and that may be the reason to cancel your offer.
    Jul 11, 2018 26
    • LinkedIn Nfmf76
      Yeah dude. I am ashamed and hiding my face under my pillow. 5 ⭐️for your comment Yelp.
      Jul 12, 2018
    • Oscar / Eng
      tc/gtfo

      Oscar Eng

      BIO
      Hi. I am real and I am pretty friendly. Just here for some happiness.
      tc/gtfomore
      I am just going to end this thread here lol.
      Jul 12, 2018
    • Yelp CXLX13
      Agreed Oscar.
      Jul 12, 2018
    • Genentech LazyLookie
      Hey Oscar, pm me. I would love to know more about tech roles in Healthcare
      Jul 13, 2018
    • Oracle vale
      What's your tc oscar
      Jul 13, 2018
  • Twitch gh96cxy
    Which company?
    Jul 11, 2018 4
    • Amazon / Eng S.Nadella
      OP
      LinkedIn. Wish I could say dodged a bullet but they're one of my top choices.
      Jul 11, 2018
    • Twitch gh96cxy
      Bummer. Thats why you fake it till you make it. Then fake it some more.
      Jul 11, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng S.Nadella
      OP
      Yep, the takeaway is that every team/company is your top choice.
      Jul 11, 2018
    • Genentech LazyLookie
      Thanks for sharing
      Jul 13, 2018
  • Amazon / Eng Benny Lava
    You might be a backup candidate and their first draft took the offer. This happens a lot.
    Jul 11, 2018 14
    • Amazon / Eng Hendrix x
      Now poop on them Oliver!
      Jul 12, 2018
    • That’s an Indian song and given there are 1.3 billion people and none found this gem, just blows my mind.
      Jul 12, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng S.Nadella
      OP
      Probably not, the hiring manager in the team call said she has 3 open headcount for the team. The recruiter didn't ghost me so I'll take her word that I was recycled and no other team was a good fit.
      Jul 12, 2018
    • Facebook BaseFook
      You know the hole to put it ... Who put the goat in there !!
      Jul 12, 2018
    • Airbnb ooVK02
      I don't know what I expected by clicking on that
      Jul 13, 2018
  • Oscar / Eng
    tc/gtfo

    Oscar Eng

    BIO
    Hi. I am real and I am pretty friendly. Just here for some happiness.
    tc/gtfomore
    You don’t want to join a team your boss is not excited to have you onboard. You want a boss who is going to convince you. I second there is probably other candidate he or she can pull anyway. So to he or her, you are just a card. Speaking of which :) come join us.
    Jul 11, 2018 0
  • LinkedIn 5678g4
    Did you sign the offer and it got revoked ? Or was the offer contingent on team match?
    Jul 12, 2018 9
    • Amazon / Eng S.Nadella
      OP
      To clarify, I didn't sign anything. I was satisfied with the first team and wanted to check if there were any others available before committing to the first team. I had no idea this was grounds for losing the offer since Amazon and Microsoft both accommodated my request when I was in their offer stages.
      Jul 12, 2018
    • Cruise Automation / Eng ✉️
      Tbh that just sounds like LinkedIn wasn't super interested in you
      Jul 12, 2018
    • Microsoft / Product techielady
      It's so weird to blame the interviewee for something like this. No one knows for sure what happened. The world isn't so black and white. "You failed because you weren't the best, or there's something faulty with you." What a crock of shit. The amount of corporate dick sucking that goes on in here is unreal.
      Jul 13, 2018
    • New / Other
      Tzal02

      New Other

      PRE
      Blue Cross Blue Shield
      Tzal02more
      ^^ best comment I've read here from a MS employee so far. 😇
      Jul 13, 2018
    • Facebook / Eng Kya
      Looks like u may have a lot of potential. It’s better u lost it than go for something u were not so excited about just because of the company name. Have made that mistake in the past, always go for good role/ team than go by company name. U will be better off
      Jul 17, 2018
  • New / Eng
    albion

    New Eng

    PRE
    Facebook
    BIO
    Political dynamite.
    albionmore
    OP, if the comments from the LinkedIn employees in this thread are any indication, you dodged a cruise missile.

    Pat yourself on the back and keep on interviewing!
    Jul 12, 2018 0
  • Epic eCBy67
    I feel the team match process in google and LinkedIn are totally different. Google let the tech manager to meet me. But I met a PM in LinkedIn. And gave me a lot of BQ like an interview. Seriously?
    Jul 11, 2018 3
    • Microsoft JDwb49
      BQ?
      Jul 11, 2018
    • Amazon eskB11
      Let be guess. Bullshit Questions?
      Jul 11, 2018
    • AT&T / Design saveourshi
      BQ = behavioral questions “Tell me about a time...”
      Jul 12, 2018
  • Uber oMDA22
    Honestly I interviewed with LinkedIn and was perfectly qualified for the role, and literally the only reason they gave for not hiring me was that I “wasn’t excited enough.” They are super weird about drinking the Kool Aid. You probably dodged a bullet!
    Jul 12, 2018 2
    • LinkedIn / Eng CarpetCog
      LinkedIn can sometimes feel pretty Kool Aid-ish.
      Jul 13, 2018
    • Pure Storage mIWu13
      LinkedIn gets tons of perfectly qualified applicants for all positions, so being “super excited“ is the last differentiator
      Jul 13, 2018
  • Netflix yesottoman
    Only in this hot market people can be with such an arrogant attitude ,if you ever looked for a job in 2001 or 2009
    Jul 12, 2018 1
    • Workday / Eng m294VO
      Let the good times roll
      Jul 15, 2018
  • Salesforce fjan jrifj
    How do you have an offer without knowing TC, you were rejected.
    Jul 12, 2018 3
    • Amazon / Eng S.Nadella
      OP
      Not really an offer then. Blind had reports of people getting past Google hc and not matching a team. This feels like the same situation.
      Jul 12, 2018
    • Cruise Automation / Eng ✉️
      Verbal offer and in team matching stage. It's common for FANG
      Jul 12, 2018
    • Salesforce fjan jrifj
      This happens all the time, FANG or not. It typically means the team rejected the candidate on the account of team and skill fit but felt not a hard pass. HR will then tell the candidate that they will try to find another spot for them... because they often earn on commissions.

      I see this happen at my company all the time. This really does not mean you have an offer at all. Nothing was revoked because you didn't have one to begin with.
      Jul 12, 2018
  • Google tendies
    What's up with LinkedIn not giving comp figures before matching is complete, anyway? I was interviewing there at the same time as GOOG, but wasn't interested in the first team I spoke with and ended up taking the GOOG offer because I was tired of being strung along. I wonder how many candidates they lose for this reason.
    Jul 12, 2018 1
    • Amazon / Eng S.Nadella
      OP
      Might be a Microsoft thing. When I talked to Microsoft they wanted me to confirm a team before giving comp. The reasoning the Microsoft recruiter gave was that they don't want 2 teams competing on comp.
      Jul 12, 2018
  • Amazon DLgT03
    Are at Amazon now? Would you mind messaging me. My team has a sexy SDE opening
    Jul 12, 2018 1
    • Amazon / Eng S.Nadella
      OP
      Could you pm me? I used up all of mine.
      Jul 12, 2018
  • Apple
    abce

    Apple

    PRE
    Google
    abcemore
    this is exactly what happened to me last year and my friend. We were both rejected for second match. Linkedin’s team match is a joke. It is team assignment not marching.
    Jul 13, 2018 0
  • Applied Material med123
    What do you mean sign the offer letter. I never did that and I don’t know if there is anything like that. I always indicate my accept through email
    Jul 12, 2018 1
    • Coupang / Eng
      aqtP17

      Coupang Eng

      PRE
      Google, Sabre Corporation, EMC Corporation
      BIO
      The one hundred five characters that best describe me are most definitely accurate yet better left unsaid
      aqtP17more
      You must have signed something eventually.
      Jul 13, 2018
  • Workday / Eng m294VO
    If you didn't have written TC, you didn't have an offer.
    Jul 15, 2018 0
  • LinkedIn smugmug
    I cannot comment on this - sometimes the reason is not candidate at all. Albeit this is not the case of Linkedin, but think of many candidate are rejected in 2010 from financial industry with no reason given.
    Jul 13, 2018 0
  • Facebook llama
    Dodged a bullet. I used to work there, very political place. Great place to rest and vest.
    Jul 13, 2018 0
  • Google / Ops
    Niels

    Google Ops

    PRE
    Uber
    Nielsmore
    Is this what happened to Assaf Ronen and Uber
    Jul 13, 2018 0
  • Thumbtack BHfk35
    If you’re still looking for new opportunities I’d love to take a look at your resume!!
    Jul 13, 2018 0

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