Msft engineer trying to join lnkd

Aug 11, 2017 27 Comments

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 Trotwood
    They 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.
    Aug 11, 2017 1
    • LinkedIn TzXl62
      Fwiw, if you have two interviewers for one section, its likely a master and apprentice. I wouldn't say the score counts double, but it'll add some weight if the two scores are heavily aligned.
      Aug 13, 2017
  • LinkedIn Mr.Macky
    For 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.
    Aug 13, 2017 4
    • Microsoft rest
      No wonder I couldn't clear LinkedIn. I failed the phone interview :/.

      I got FB offer a week later and will be joining there soon.
      Aug 13, 2017
    • LinkedIn Joy!
      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
    • LinkedIn Skit
      My LinkedIn interview was a walk in the park compared to all the other places I was interviewing. I don't get the "hard" interviews people are talking about.
      Aug 16, 2017
    • LinkedIn bonbons
      Hard compared to Microsoft interviews.
      Aug 17, 2017
  • LinkedIn levels are inflated. Msft 61-62 should get Sr
    Aug 11, 2017 0
  • LinkedIn Joy!
    I was 62 but got SWE in lnkd. I joined before acquisition. Interview was way harder at lnkd.
    Aug 12, 2017 7
    • LinkedIn Joy!
      But just to clarify, I was at the higher end of swe bell curve in terms of comp. Someone junior than me joined later and was Sr. SWE. My manager implied that his comp is lower or the same though.
      Aug 12, 2017
    • New / Eng GGGGGGGGH
      That is awful, you really got screwed
      Aug 12, 2017
    • New / Eng GGGGGGGGH
      For 63 they were interviewing me for staff
      Aug 12, 2017
    • LinkedIn Joy!
      I got promoted later to Sr swe. And my comp is on the higher side for Sr. swe so it worked out in the end. I saw a staff yearly performance printout accidentally left at the printer which was same as my comp.
      Aug 12, 2017
    • LinkedIn ifhfjei
      Joy! - what's your base at swe and senior?
      Aug 12, 2017
    • LinkedIn Joy!
      Keep in mind that new hires always get more. For me, I started from 145k and got a good bump to 153k after a year and when I was promoted to Sr swe, it increased to 170k. Now is 173k. Also a couple of stock refreshers along the way.
      Aug 13, 2017
    • LinkedIn snds
      @Joy! good to see ur comp changes.. nice growth. how about RSUs ? staffs have more RSUs in general
      Aug 17, 2017
  • New wAEG44
    http://levels.fyi for where you might come in to LinkedIn
    Aug 14, 2017 1
    • Microsoft 0x406
      Are you sure about ebay?
      Aug 15, 2017
  • LinkedIn veliger2
    You will get leveled like any other candidate. It is not an internal transfer, but you will likely get to keep your stock and vesting, and *may* get more
    Aug 13, 2017 0
  • Microsoft jdxy71
    From what I know, it's treated as external company. Your manager will not get notified even they make an offer.
    Aug 12, 2017 0
  • LinkedIn bonbons
    I was 61 and joined as SWE.
    Aug 12, 2017 2
    • OP
      Did you join pre-acquisition?
      Aug 12, 2017
    • LinkedIn bonbons
      Yes.
      Aug 14, 2017
  • Microsoft rest
    Yes! You need to interview. Phone + onsite
    Aug 11, 2017 2
    • OP
      Is the manager notified like in case of an internal transfer?
      Aug 11, 2017
    • Microsoft / Eng
      Am1Evil

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      Am1Evilmore
      You mean, if you get the offer? Don't know, but it probably makes sense?
      Aug 11, 2017
  • New / Eng GGGGGGGGH
    61-62 is senior, 63-64 is staff. Interviews are harder than MSFT but much of it is behavioral.
    Aug 12, 2017 0

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