New grad looking for referrals @ Apple, FB, Stripe, Airbnb, Lyft, Uber, Jane Street, Two Sigma (Previous Google, MS)

Google / Eng LXGT40
Aug 25, 2018 22 Comments

Interned at both MS and Google twice each. Always got stellar reviews (returning offer from Microsoft and got superb + strong hire rating at Google).

I'm Graduating in 2019 and looking for SWE roles. Looking to see what other companies have to offer, also open to other companies not listed above. Thank you! :)

comments

Want to comment? LOG IN or SIGN UP
TOP 22 Comments
  • Amazon par1s
    You don’t need a referral to get an interview at most of these companies. Apply early and youre almost guaranteed to get interviews at all of them
    Aug 25, 2018 5
    • Google / Eng LXGT40
      OP
      The thing is, I go to a non-target school and I've often got filtered out / auto-rejected at the resume screen phase because of that despite experience. The only reason I was able to interview at MS/Google in the first place was through a referral, so they really help a lot. Plus, offer deadlines
      Aug 25, 2018
    • LinkedIn oirbciwn
      I also went to a non-target school. It doesn't matter anymore once Google, Microsoft or any other top tech company is on your resume. Working at Google is more valuable than having gone to MIT.
      Aug 25, 2018
    • Google Hun567Tr
      Another perspective: when I look at resumes and see that someone interned at a top company and didn’t go back full time, I assume they weren’t good enough to get an offer, or something else when wrong. Of course I’m not a recruiter and maybe this doesn’t matter especially if you go to work for another top company.
      Aug 25, 2018
    • Google / Eng LXGT40
      OP
      @Hun567Tr I can understand why somebody might want to think this, and I think it's bad to think this way. You probably think that prestige/TC is the only thing that can drive a person and you look down at others who think otherwise. Somebody might have chosen not Google/FB for personal reasons or wanted to make a start-up or whatever.
      Aug 26, 2018
    • Google Hun567Tr
      Yep, it’s kind of like stereotyping
      Aug 26, 2018
  • Microsoft neutralnet
    You interned all 4 of your years in uni?
    Aug 25, 2018 5
    • Google / Eng LXGT40
      OP
      Yeah, took a semester off
      Aug 25, 2018
    • Microsoft neutralnet
      So you started uni in 2014?
      Aug 25, 2018
    • Google / Eng LXGT40
      OP
      2015, I overloaded to graduate early and took a semester off
      Aug 25, 2018
    • Microsoft neutralnet
      Great job dude!
      Aug 25, 2018
    • Google / Eng LXGT40
      OP
      Thanks!
      Aug 25, 2018
  • Two Sigma / Eng moo shit
    Why not just join Google?
    Aug 25, 2018 3
    • Google / Eng LXGT40
      OP
      Looking for something new. At google I have to return to the same product area and am interested in other options
      Aug 25, 2018
    • Oath Oathh
      Can't you just ask to switch to different product
      Aug 25, 2018
    • Google / Eng LXGT40
      OP
      I asked, but they want their returning interns to return to the same PA
      Aug 25, 2018
  • Qualtrics / Ops
    qualtricdo

    Qualtrics Ops

    BIO
    Came from non tech to tech. Feel disillusioned with Qualtrics.
    qualtricdomore
    Happy to refer you to qualtrics if you're open to Utah or Seattle. They treat engineers great
    Aug 25, 2018 1
    • Google / Eng LXGT40
      OP
      Thanks! I'll PM you
      Aug 25, 2018
  • Amazon mzyQ25
    Out of curiosity, why leave out amazon? And why apple?
    Aug 25, 2018 2
    • Google / Eng LXGT40
      OP
      Already interviewing with Amazon, and apple seems like a good company to work for
      Aug 25, 2018
    • Vertivco / Eng Fast Papua
      Tsss haha.
      Aug 25, 2018
  • Cruise Automation EKrb01
    Interested in self-driving cars?
    Aug 25, 2018 0