NYC companies with low/moderate bar

Sep 18 9 Comments

Hello folks !
Which NYC companies (tech or finance) with relatively low/moderate bar for SWE ? Both with/without LC style interviews.

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  • Morgan Stanley / Eng
    nycgandalf

    Morgan Stanley Eng

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    What is your definition of low/moderate bar? Amazon's bar I'd say is lower compared to other FAANGs, and they're hiring like crazy in NYC. If you can solve LC easy, mediums, and can talk about their LPs you're good.
    Sep 18 4
    • OP
      Probably I meant LC easy/medium mostly. Morgan Stanley is in my list in fact; how are interviews there ?
      Sep 18
    • Microsoft Microsoft.
      Amazon started hiring in NYC?
      Sep 18
    • Morgan Stanley / Eng
      nycgandalf

      Morgan Stanley Eng

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      You cannot generalize interviews at banks because they don't do LC style, so it's very team dependent. What's your yoe and skillset? If you have a role in mind, DM your resume and the role details.
      Sep 18
    • McKinsey sallie
      I interviewed at Goldman Sachs, they gave me an offer,
      But their VP didn’t know what google docs was.....

      Do u count this as a signal for a low bar for hiring
      Sep 19
  • McKinsey sallie
    Ya amazing is hella hiring in NYC, especially in AWS. In terms of bar, I think the large finance banks have a
    Lower bar in general

    As for tech companies, I think whatever company is growing fast lowers their standards inevitably, so its about timing. Once there is low headcount, I’ve found it harder to get an offer because they can interview and be super picky about the candidates
    Sep 18 3
    • OP
      'whatever company is growing fast ', examples of such companies ? Thanks !
      Sep 18
    • Uber shakidaki
      Some companies do a better job of hiring pipeline consistency and some don’t. Large finance companies are the worst and the bar is all over the place with no clear consistency. Lots of low performers there waiting to hire you and work with you. Tech companies like Google, FB and Amazon have pretty consistent process but some variability brought in by lazy folks asking same exact question etc, so shit happens but their bar is infinitely higher than in large finance orgs. Unicorns are somewhere in the middle, they cannot afford a properly oiled recruiting pipeline and often do need to ramp up and deal with lower quality of candidates, so gets a bit random.

      Good luck
      Sep 19
    • McKinsey sallie
      So my experiences have been by seeing large migrations of people going to certain companies (SWES and a few business analysts) as well as SWE interviews myself (I’ve been a SWE at a few FAANG companies - using another persons account cuz I’m in transition and didn’t sign up for blind)

      I think Uber’s comment is true, but I do have this theory that if a company is expanding lots in an area,
      I see a flood of people going into that company and have been easily hired, thus hiring bar is could be slightly lower?
      For example...4/5 of my friends who interviewed at Uber were hired by Uber last year when they were expanding a ton in NYC. Of course,
      I’m sure the hiring bar is higher than large banks but that stats could be indicative of their expansion?

      In my case, I found getting into amazon a bit easier than, for example, lyft/Airbnb and a few other smaller companies that were basically hiring for 1 position and can interview a lot of people/can be super picky about who that 1 person is.
      Sep 19