SWE internship: rejected FB, now regret

Quora zlTa36
Jul 15 11 Comments

Long story short, 2 weeks ago, I had an offer from FB and a host matching "Offer" from Google. I should've just taken the FB offer, but I chose the Google one instead. Now, I realize how fickle host matching can be. Hindsight is 20/20.

My question is, should I reach back out to FB and ask if they could resend me that offer? What's likely to happen, and would this be bad? What should I say in the email, or should I just be straightforward about the entire situation with host matching?

I originally chose Google over Facebook because a family member has health issues he is treating in MSK hospital, and FB was unable to send me there. As the situation is medically risky, I wanted to avoid emergency flights to New York.

Update: Hiring season has closed for the fall, I was advised to reapply for next season. Oh well, worth the shot though. Thanks folks!

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TOP 11 Comments
  • Two Sigma / Eng mgre
    Ask for what you want.
    Jul 15 2
    • Quora zlTa36
      OP
      Alright, I just sent a email; my recruiter is on leave, but he's redirected me to two other recruiters.

      I'll update the post once I hear back, for anyone's future reference.
      Jul 15
    • Indeed menace
      I don’t think they’ll reject you by any means
      Jul 15
  • Adobe / R&D Spidey🕸️
    Google is highly overrated. You should've gone with Facebook.
    Jul 15 1
    • Adobe / R&D Spidey🕸️
      You made a ton of judgement errors on this one. Google is the only place where they make you go through an interview process before giving you a return offer.

      Facebook return offers are pretty juicy as well.
      Jul 15
  • Oscar 🐨koala
    Just ask :) not gonna make your day any worse.
    Jul 15 0
  • Amazon prestige🧐
    What happened with Google - you didn’t get matched or you’re still waiting?
    Jul 15 2
    • Quora zlTa36
      OP
      Still waiting, but circumstances have flipped and I can now work in California where my FB offer was. I strongly prefer working for Facebook in any case.
      Jul 15
    • Amazon prestige🧐
      Ah ok, well I would definitely reach out to FB and explain the situation.
      Jul 15
  • Facebook bsmsss
    Where is MSK? So you mean Google place you in NYC? Both companies have limited headcounts in NYC, no guarantee you can get a full time offer there.
    Jul 15 1
    • Quora zlTa36
      OP
      Sorry, MSK is memorial sloan kettering cancer hospital. The circumstances went south, we are unable to proceed with surgery, and so are back at Palo Alto medical.
      Jul 15

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