New grad SWE

Uber / Eng
djjeifjd

Uber Eng

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Amazon
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Jul 9 10 Comments

Graduating in December and was wondering when should I start applying? When is it too late? Given I want to take a few month off before starting full time?
Also if.my current internship gives a hard deadline for return offer (Uber) should I try to interview around and decline ? Or is reneging really frowned upon or recommended in this situation?

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  • LinkedIn d4Vinci
    Don't renege man. That's just not professional. Ask for an extension. They will tell you that's it's not possible etc but it's really not that difficult, especially if your manager is on board. Also, start applying NOW.
    Jul 9 4
    • Uber / Eng
      djjeifjd

      Uber Eng

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      Amazon
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      Okay I will try to do that I haven't gotten to that part yet but I just heard around they're a bit difficult, and I'll try to apply now. As a new grad is there a solid list of where to apply or what company are more swe oriented?
      Jul 9
    • LinkedIn d4Vinci
      Yeah the recruiter will give you some hot BS to get you to sign quickly. Judge the situation of course.

      As for applying, the company itself isn't the best indicator, the team is. You can be in a fantastic team at Amazon and learn a lot or a stagnant team at Google doing bug fixes. Look out for the best teams.
      Jul 9
    • Uber / Eng
      djjeifjd

      Uber Eng

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      Amazon
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      Okay thanks! At what point do you know what team you'd work on? After you get to the on site portion? And thus at what point do you go from applying everywhere hoping to get hired vs chosing a team you prefer from your options? I have worked an internship at Amazon before but not sure how I stack up to a full-time interview atm
      Jul 9
    • LinkedIn d4Vinci
      On sites are the best way. But for companies like LinkedIn, Google etc, you first interview for the company then get matched to a team, so this becomes harder. The best way I've found is to talk to the managers interested in hiring you. There's a lot you can pick up from that.
      Jul 9
  • Apple / Eng Marijuana
    I'd highly recommend not reneging unless you get Google.
    Jul 9 2
    • Uber / Eng
      djjeifjd

      Uber Eng

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      Amazon
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      Of all the companies why Google as the turning point?
      Jul 9
    • Apple / Eng Marijuana
      Because it's both high-paying and a very stable job (you can stay there long enough that they'd have forgotten that a few years ago, in your youthful indiscretion, you had reneged on a job previously - and make a lot of TC during all that time).
      Jul 10
  • New / Project
    OSHArep57

    New Project

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    U.S. Army, Chick-fil-A, Epic Games, GameStop, Farmstead, DoorDash, Airbus Group, Texas Instruments, Travelers
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    Unemployable if too specialized, unemployable if not specialized enough.
    OSHArep57more
    Don't renege. If the first pick ends up being not what you wanted, it is always easier to find a different job, now with a little professional experience and you have an income while you do it. Hiring managers have running black lists of people who renege and you will pay for it later. Again, if it doesn't turn out the way you wanted, nbd. Like a race, it doesn't matter where you start, it matters where you go from there.
    Jul 9 0
  • Addition Financial / Finance
    Krullito

    Addition Financial Finance

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    Partner and product owner at Frenetic Developments
    Krullitomore
    If you're looking for some startup experience to add to your resume let me know
    Jul 9 0