Odds of getting into FAANG

New / Eng lhXu41
Aug 17 24 Comments

I want to understand my odds of getting into FAANG-like companies, not necessarily in the US, anywhere in the world would work.

Say I excel at Leetcode Easy and Medium questions with the following background:
- 1.5 YOE - full stack web dev in digital agency in Dubai
- electrical engineering degree from top 2 Canadian school (4.00/4.33 GPA)
- mediocre extracurriculars

What are the odds of getting hired? Where are the highest chances? I have no visa neither in the US nor in Canada.

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TOP 24 Comments
  • each one carries a chance of 30% if you are fully eligible and prepared. calculate total odds yourself.
    Aug 17 10
    • New / Eng lhXu41
      OP
      Can you elaborate how you came up with these nums?
      Aug 17
    • these numbers are not standard, but just emphasising luck plays a huge huge factor. Even if you are fully prepared, there is more chance of you not getting selected. If you are not prepared, well you have almost almost zero chances[almost because : again luck :)]
      Aug 17
    • btw correct answer with given assumption is ~83.2 chance of getting selected in atleast one of them.
      Aug 17
    • Snapchat BlindAsA🦇
      ^ This guy paid attention in school
      Aug 17
    • Expedia Group underhill$
      I like honeycrisps
      Aug 17
  • F5 Networks RRA
    "Top 2 Canadian school" is just an insecure way of saying "second best Canadian school."

    Having said that, if you went to Waterloo you can take advantage of the extensive alumni network of Waterloo grads here. They're all over the place and well represented in FAANG.
    Aug 17 2
    • Microsoft techladki
      Lol
      Aug 17
    • New / Eng lhXu41
      OP
      Not Waterloo, but surely there a few grads from my uni. Thank you
      Aug 17
  • Amazon 1337C0d3r!
    It all depends on your Leetcode.
    Aug 17 1
  • New ja_rule
    Walking off the street with almost no experience from anywhere other than Stanford, Berkeley or MIT is going to be very hard. You might get lucky so you should try but I wouldn't hold my breath. On the other hand there are like 100 companies in the area into which you are a lot more likely to get into and which pay somewhat close to that at your level.
    Aug 17 0
  • Lyft wtDr86
    No one knows just try your best!
    Aug 17 0
  • Capital One hejaksfhj
    I recently got offers from FAANG and a unicorn as a non-CS major from a solid school in the US. Use your network, apply to many companies, do lots of leetcode, and see what happens. I got rejected by lots of “worse” companies along the way, just gotta keep grinding.
    Aug 17 0
  • Microsoft techladki
    0.23459657 is your chances of getting into FANG based on the information above.
    Aug 17 0
  • Amazon bigbuck
    Just apply, or get a referral, and thoroughly prepare for the interview. Confidence is key, if your not confident in your own abilities, FAANG companies probably won’t be either. Pedigree isn’t everything, a lot of FAANG don’t care about degrees anymore, or where you graduated from, rather can you perform well in the role you’re being interviewed for.
    Aug 17 1
    • New / Eng lhXu41
      OP
      Thanks a lot, confidence is definitely a key.
      Aug 17
  • Google emc2too
    1% per company
    Aug 17 0
  • Oracle / Eng aham
    LC skills
    Aug 17 0

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