Rejecting Google Engineering Residency

Citadel Securities wagecuck3
Nov 1 21 Comments

My friend who majored in civil engineering has been working for many years but dreams of getting a tech job for higher TC. He applied to many tech companies but it was very hard to get offers. Finally after doing hundreds of leetcodes he was offered a Google engineering residency but wants to turn it down because the TC is only 120-130k and he thinks people will laugh and judge him. What do you guys think?

P.S. this is not a troll post, it is a true story

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  • Salesforce Kwisatz
    This is kinda sad. Tell your friend to take the opportunity if they're happy with it and not worry about what people think.
    Nov 1 0
  • New / Data Copcoder
    He?? I’m a woman.
    Nov 4 6
    • Berkeley Lab J_J
      I am also applying. Going to have the hangout on the coming Wednesday. Any last minute advice for me? I really want the eng res offer because I don’t have any offer right now.
      Nov 4
    • New / Data Copcoder
      If I got an offer, I'm not going to accept it. My advice for the hangout is do a lot of LeetCode and try to solve the problems as quickly as possible.
      Nov 4
    • Berkeley Lab J_J
      Hey, I just finished my final round this past Wednesday. I think it went well. How long did it take for you to receive the feedback after the final round? I heard it would take 1-2 weeks.
      Nov 8
    • New / Data Copcoder
      First onsite took me 12 days to learn I made it to Hiring Committee. Second onsite took me 6 days.
      Nov 8
    • Berkeley Lab J_J
      Thanks for sharing
      Nov 10
  • Pivotal VIMOT
    Basing life decisions on insecurity is not a good recipe for success
    Nov 1 0
  • Salesforce PxpN70
    Where is the option for not making fun of him no matter what? He needs to do what is right for him and his career.
    Nov 2 0
  • Snapchat 🐨 koala
    What the f? Does he know if he feels TC is low he doesn't need to share TC with others?
    Nov 1 0
  • Intel ndky
    Who are these people who will laugh at him? As an older person I can tell you this, nobody except your loved ones really give a damn.
    Nov 1 0
  • General Motors
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    tankymore
    How else does he expect to break into SW without a CS background ?! Cmon after 1 year he’ll be able to go wherever the hell he wants and get higher TC
    Nov 2 0
  • Bloomberg F.U. Money
    Your “friend” sounds like an insecure baby who would cry if he doesn’t get validation.
    Nov 2 0
  • Not to forget:

    Your friend did SEVERAL HUNDRED (>700) Leetcodes, multiple final round onsites for Amazon/Fb/Two Sigma and currently works for the feds. :P
    Nov 2 0
  • Northrop Grumman AnonX5
    Hmm. I’m a mechE who would like to get the same opportunity. What did your friend do to learn computer science?
    Nov 1 2
    • Reliable Software / Eng Sugoidesu
      Guess open source cs or MIT ocw
      Nov 1
    • Citadel Securities wagecuck3
      OP
      Bootcamp and leetcode
      Nov 2
  • Google TheCoaster
    Lowest comp plus lowest offer when converting to full time. Why would people above recommend it? Because it is google? Lol
    Nov 1 2
    • LinkedIn quora
      He is nonCS , if he has a way in he should take it since it's just going to be harder in the future for him
      Nov 2
    • Berkeley Lab J_J
      But I heard the opposite. I guess it depends on the person. One of the eng res said it was higher than avg SWE new grad offer when converting to regular full-time.
      Nov 8

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