Rejected after Uber on-site

Deloitte StillSearching
May 13 13 Comments

Was super excited to make it to on sites for Uber 2 weeks ago. Living in the DC area and from a non tech background was excited to finally have an opp in DC that wasn’t consulting and not requiring me to have SWE expertise! Unfortunately I botched one question during the case interview. I literally felt the interview die at that point. I thought I was killing it until then. Hoped so much that the one question wouldn’t trump all the other parts of the interview. Unfortunately it did not. My recruiter literally told me that was the question that killed it for me :(

TC- $103
YOE- 5 (non tech)

Need some words of encouragement or just advice on where else I can look. Really trying to break out of the federal consulting bubble. But moving isn’t really what I am looking for right now

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TOP 13 Comments
  • New / Eng
    liquidity

    New Eng

    PRE
    Robinhood, Airbnb
    liquiditymore
    Look at their stock, you should feel better.
    May 13 0
  • Uber / Strategy suuuuuuup
    Got rejected my first time, reapplied for a different role and got it 😊

    I've also applied hundreds every week to other companies and received many call backs - honestly, don't take rejections personally and keep applying!
    May 13 0
  • Tesla tFFz10
    What was the question?
    May 13 2
    • New VreM84
      Why are you installing shitty touchscreens in your cars?
      May 14
    • Deloitte StillSearching
      OP
      It was around estimating how many drivers you need to keep up with demand of x rides a day
      May 14
  • Google bo o
    ^this, you dodged a bullet.
    May 13 0
  • Groupon / Product 😮 really?
    Totally bombed a FB interview, now I’m at another company in the FAANG 2 years later. It all worked out. Just stay positive and keep investing in yourself.
    May 13 0
  • WeWork / Eng mb39
    FB and amazon are in DC
    May 13 2
    • New VreM84
      Yep. Also there's MS, Oracle, VMware, Boeing and every single company that interacts with fed government which nowadays is pretty much any company. Cheer up.
      May 14
    • Deloitte StillSearching
      OP
      Thanks! I’ll check those out
      May 14
  • Lyft FzNF75
    Use this as a learning moment and move on from it. It took me 3 years out of college to finally start hearing back for second and third round interviews (very uncommon) and finally got somewhere but I might get laid off now—so am I going to go crazy? No, I’m going to find another opportunity. It’s okay to fail because otherwise you will never learn about your weaknesses. Keep your head up!!
    May 13 0
  • LG lzml
    Was it a behavioral question? What was it?
    May 13 1