I'm planning to switch from Microsoft(Redmond) to LinkedIn(SF bay). They do have different interview process; want to check if anyone has been in the process and what happens with the stocks? Anyone went this route after acquisition? And leveling(pre acquisition employees please contribute for this one)? 61-62 should get Sr.?
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- Microsoft / Eng TrotwoodThey print you out a neat little graph visualizing your connections for you to keep which is nice. And they will likely do panel interviews, Apple style, 2 on 1 or more, so if you mess up a coding problem it counts twice. But overall I don't think the difficulty of their interviews is high, you just have to not beat yourself.
- LinkedIn Mr.MackyFor LinkedIn your level is determined after your interview. It is 100% confidential until you put your notice in and for stock you keep whatever you have at Microsoft (you avoid starting a new vesting period which is nice) but they take into account what equity you have at Microsoft and the HR teams share that info but only to one another not managers. All in all. It's like interviewing at a completely different company. LinkedIn's interview process is damn near the same as Google, bar is that high for passing as well.
- Really?! As tough as Google? I am interviewing candidates at LinkedIn and I know the coding questions. They are not as tough. Maybe the Google interviewers I had the pleasure of meeting with were sadists but the questions they asked were so obscure, no amount of preparation would have made me ready. And I think of myself as quite smart. Thinking of it, I was first of my class and there are people at Google from my class way below me. So maybe I am going about it wrong or I have been quite unlucky with my Google interviews.Aug 13, 2017 0
- I was 62 but got SWE in lnkd. I joined before acquisition. Interview was way harder at lnkd.