SWE Referral

New / Eng mbappe!
Aug 15, 2018 14 Comments

Hello beautiful people from Blind.

I am a Grad student in CS from a top 10 school & am graduating in Dec'18. I am looking for full time SWE roles & seeking referrals in the following companies (no particular order as such)

LinkedIn Lyft Cruise Uber Apple Oscar Stripe Square Twitter Robinhood Paypal etc ..
Asking for this companies, coz most of these companies do not visit the campus career fairs.

Also have a intern conversion @ 150k TC, Seattle.
Currently interviewing with Two Sigma for SWE.

I appreciate if people could help & I am open to consider other companies too. Please comment if you are open to giving a referral or I am happy to chat about my background as well. :)

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TOP 14 Comments
  • Amazon / Eng onMyWay
    You want a referral and you’re from a top 10 school, grad student, and already have a solid internship under your belt???
    Aug 15, 2018 3
    • BuzzFeed / Eng
      0xdead

      BuzzFeed Eng

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      leet hax u fr00bs
      0xdeadmore
      The OP just lacks common sense or they need a referral because their people skills caused them to get blackballed. That’s a wild guess. Don’t mind me!
      Aug 15, 2018
    • BuzzFeed / Eng
      0xdead

      BuzzFeed Eng

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      leet hax u fr00bs
      0xdeadmore
      I gotta say: you sound like an overachiever who hasn’t thought this through. You really went to a top 10? No offense.
      Aug 15, 2018
    • New / Eng mbappe!
      OP
      Yea, I did. Also why does it sound like an overachiever, I do not understand. But you can interpret this the way you want. :)
      Aug 15, 2018
  • Tesla / Eng workwork1
    Congrats! People in bay area get around 150K TC as new grads. Getting that for seattle is a pretty sweet deal!
    Aug 15, 2018 0
  • Uber GarbageIn
    We definitely visit all top 10 school’s career fairs just sayin..

    Also I don’t understand people who asks for referral on the internet. It’s not how any of this works. If I’ve worked with you / know you’re a solid engineer I’ll naturally refer you, or you can remind me when you need it. But I don’t know you.. I can’t put my credibility on the line to refer you. Few hundred RSUs isn’t worth my credibility. I mean some people do it because they like money more. But not me, not a lot of people..

    Forget the shortcut, if you’re asking for one on blind you probably don’t have any solid shortcut. Just try your best to prepare and you’ll be fine.
    Aug 15, 2018 4
    • New / Eng mbappe!
      OP
      Yes I clarified with saying *most*. Uber & Lyft do.
      Aug 15, 2018
    • Uber GarbageIn
      I’ve definitely seen most of these companies in the lineup... I went to UW, MIT and Harvard last year...
      Aug 15, 2018
    • Uber GarbageIn
      Also most companies ask to fill you your experience with the referred candidate. If anybody helps you here they most likely have to more or less lie..
      Aug 15, 2018
    • New / Eng mbappe!
      OP
      Fair point !
      Aug 16, 2018
  • Google balondor
    [Your username] for [my username] 💯
    Aug 15, 2018 1
    • New / Eng mbappe!
      OP
      Haha
      Aug 15, 2018
  • New twope
    DM
    Aug 15, 2018 1
    • New / Eng mbappe!
      OP
      Sure
      Aug 16, 2018

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