Should I accept this offer?

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Nov 15, 2018 23 Comments

So I just came back from a conference where there was onsite hiring going on and I recently received an offer with a Big N (a dying and very bad Big N, you probably know which one).

And I’ve actually had an onsite at this company earlier this year but didn’t get it bc the interviewer asked me a weird algorithm question (this interviewer was a replacement for my other interviewer because the original one went on vacation and forgot he was supposed to interview me but that’s a story for another day.)

But I’m hesitant in accepting it. For the following reasons;

1. Even though there was onsite hiring at this conference , when I wen to this company’s happy hour (was late at night), I didn’t know I was being interviewed. I pretty much got ambushed and put in a room answered some simple questions.

2. The interview itself was barely technical, I was asked how to implement infinite scroll and some technical questions about the difference between redux and mobx.

3. At that event, the other people who attended could smell the desperation of the company.

4. They’re having me do Android Development in Kotlin after I had explicitly said all my mobile development experience is in React Native and I’d like to stick to React Native.

5. Recruiter came in and told me that I had 3 days to accept offer but once I told her than I was interviewing at other places she gave me until the end of month.

6. The recruiter was really really trying to sell me on the job. I kept hearing how great the team was and how “surprised” she was they found a candidate.

I’ve been looking for a year and I’ve had six Big N onsites with more interviews to come , so I don’t wanna shoot myself in the foot by not taking a reasonable offer but I also don’t want to travel to the opposite coast of the country for a job I could potentially hate. I actually just quit my job because I had no more PTO days and could no longer work from home bc our team members were leaving.

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  • Google isthecoast
    Still not sure which n it is.
    Nov 15, 2018 5
    • Unity diabloisdr
      Just say the name jeez tryna be cryptic with baidu
      Nov 15, 2018
    • Vanguard
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      Yahoo
      Nov 15, 2018
    • Unity diabloisdr
      I wouldn’t take a job offer just because of desperation unless you needed the money especially in this job market today. if you are hesitating then you know the answer already.
      Nov 15, 2018
    • Microsoft penalties
      How come Yahoo is big n smh
      Nov 15, 2018
    • Unity diabloisdr
      Nahoo
      Nov 15, 2018
  • Amazon Gjdyveycc4
    Don’t join Yahoo. It’s not a dying ship, it’s a dead ship. You are buying tickets for Titanic when Rose is on the plank and Jack is already gone 😅
    Nov 15, 2018 1
    • Vanguard
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      Yeah I got that feeling
      Nov 15, 2018
  • Ayasdi ioUp78
    What’s big N? Nokia?
    Nov 15, 2018 3
    • Microsoft / Eng

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      Bless your heart...
      Nov 15, 2018
    • Ayasdi ioUp78
      Netflix?
      Nov 15, 2018
    • Ayasdi ioUp78
      Oh NBC
      Nov 15, 2018
  • DoorDash ZH9jRPC7
    It seems like you know the answer already. Why don't you finish all of your interviews and choose a role that you are excited about?
    Nov 15, 2018 0
  • Verizon Digital Media Services / Other
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    Don’t do it
    Nov 15, 2018 5
    • Vanguard
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      You work in there parent company right , could you tell me what it’s like there ?
      Nov 15, 2018
    • Verizon Digital Media Services / Other
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      I almost never post so I screwed the thread
      Nov 15, 2018
    • Vanguard
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      Huh?
      Nov 15, 2018
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      Which part of the company?
      Nov 15, 2018
    • Vanguard
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      Not tryna tryna give myself away but I’ll be on a mobile team
      Nov 15, 2018
  • Amazon / Eng Fleet Week
    Asking if you should accept an offer without even posting the TC details? ..?????????
    Nov 15, 2018 1
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      I’m more interested in working on cool stuff as opposed to TC but the pay isn’t awful
      Nov 15, 2018
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    Which part of the company? I have contact mostly with their video org in Sunnyvale
    Nov 15, 2018 0
  • Lyft crossfire
    I've they are desperate and you are not interested, why not just delay it until you get more offers. However you need to be able to walk away if they expire the offer.
    Nov 15, 2018 0