Anyone from data science groups at walmart labs? I have few questions about interview process. Thanks.
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- If you are experienced don't come, you will be frustrated as people will tell you how to be a data scientist when they themselves no nothing, if you are new grad then come and learn for a couple of years, just make sure you keep feeding false egos of everybody, if you are mid level experience I suggest stay away too much politics and low diversity
- I agree totally with above comment. I interviewed with them. Really mediocre folks with inflated ego. Take it as ur last option if u don't find anything else.
- I am sorry for your experience. However, one bad experience is not reflective of the quality of entire company. I do agree there is a huge variance in quality of folks across teams. If you end up interviewing for one of the teams on left of the bell curve, I would not be surprised. Do you mind sharing which team you interviewed for ?
- I interviewed with one of the team in search org. Not want to go in specifics. I agree to your point but having consistent experience with 4-5 interviewees who claim to be data scientists but know just how to run tools. What kind of folks do you recruit for such an important component of website? It shows overall quality. I might be wrong in my comments but it left bad taste for me and it makes me think overall perception about labs is correct.
- Again this is not acceptable and I am deeply sorry for your experience. I can assure you that it is not reflective of the over all quality. I came from Microsoft and have worked for a few teams there. I am sure you would agree even in MSFT your experience may vary dependent given upon who you end up interviewing with .
- Yes you might be right. I have seen only bing folks and they are superb mostly. Other ML groups related to azure or other products I am not aware of. But still search is one of the most important component of any website and you expect higher standard. again I agree with you on some points.Sep 24, 2017 1
- They pay well though. A new grad (masters) recently got an offer of $150 base, 30k on target bonus and 80k RSU over four years. Without negotiation.
- You have incorrect information, no new grad gets 150k in labs, 130k yes have seen and the grad was from one of the top universities and joined after professors recommendation. But overall labs does pay good, but wanted to clarify to people getting excited that this is very rare and done mostly when the candidate is recommended highly by a professor in a partner University or the candidate is a friends or family candidate. Generally interview is held and some really bright people are interviewed but then friend or family candidate joins.
- Really surprised to hear the friends and family route too. My friend didn’t have multiple offers, and didn’t negotiate but I’m sure has specific skills. (Don’t think he got specifically recommended by a professor either). Another intern got a lower offer; so perhaps it all depends on internship performance.