State of interviewing with 1 YoE

Microsoft baddragon
Sep 3 5 Comments

After graduating I went with a mid-size startup (MSFT was internship) and while things are pretty chill, I want to move to a company that has harder engineering problems. However, it feels like the best time to get into interesting companies is either as a new grad or after many YoE (the job postings usually say 5+). I’m looking at companies like Dropbox, Lyft, Uber, Square, Stripe, Plaid, Venmo, Braintree, and Pure Storage.

Do these and similar companies generally interview people with only 1 YoE? Should I even bother with applying online or just message recruiters on LinkedIn? I’m currently doing mostly backend development.

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TOP 5 Comments
  • Yext qVTh07
    You’re still a new grad
    Sep 3 0
  • PwC oFgg42
    I got into AMZ with less than 1 yoe so you good
    Sep 3 0
  • Dropbox / Eng
    rrsM07

    Dropbox Eng

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    Yahoo
    rrsM07more
    What don’t just apply? The market will tell you.
    Sep 3 1
    • Microsoft baddragon
      OP
      I just started preparing for algorithms and would likely fail any phone screen currently
      Sep 3
  • Amazon oNMz27
    Getting interviews with 1 YOE was much easier than I expected and increasingly easier as I refined my resume. I got interviews with Lyft, Affirm, Flexport, and other big startups just applying online without referral. I recommend turning on your "casually looking" setting on LinkedIn!
    3d 0