What are my chances?

New / Eng HTRo80
Jul 31, 2018 19 Comments

What are my chances in landing a job at Amazon/Facebook/Apple/Microsoft/etc...

-I work for a small finance company - Director of Systems Development. I manage a development team in India from the US.

-I have a BAS in SWE.

-Most of my experience is in managing developers, but I’m an experienced coder.

-In my spare time I run an iOS app which I solely created and which has just under 100k downloads (a third are active users).

-I don’t think I can solve leetcode on the spot in an interview unless I do some heavy studying. I can surely come up with solutions if I wasn’t on the spot having to whiteboard code, but I mean does anybody see those problems and see the solution almost immediately???

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  • The guy works in HPE ... don’t take career advice from him about FANG. I heard that several FANG companies have a permanent ban on HPE because they are worse than a government job
    Jul 31, 2018 3
    • New / Eng HTRo80
      OP
      I’ll stay away from HPE offers then.
      Jul 31, 2018
    • You can go in HPE. Based on what you described above it will be a good fit for you.
      Jul 31, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng
      kkdou❤️me

      Amazon Eng

      PRE
      Sabre Corporation
      kkdou❤️memore
      This is bull shit. Ni such lists exist in any company
      Aug 1, 2018
  • Microsoft RsYw13
    First you have to tell us what type of job you are interested in: engr mgr or individual dev? Or something else?
    Jul 31, 2018 2
    • New / Eng HTRo80
      OP
      Firstly, wherever the money is better, but personally I think I would like to be an individual dev.
      Jul 31, 2018
    • Microsoft RsYw13
      Leetcode hard and give it a try. You won't know if you don't try. Don't expect anonymous strangers to assess your chances.
      Jul 31, 2018
  • VMware / Eng
    vLol

    VMware Eng

    PRE
    Wayfair
    vLolmore
    If you interview as is, I'd say low.

    For these FANG interviews, people will put in multiple weeks to months studying algorithms, data structures, and problems on leetcode. And yes, those who study will be able to see a problem and recognize the archetype or pattern that it follows. After doing 100s of practice problems, it would be hard not to.

    Put it in the work studying and I'd say your chances are pretty good.
    Jul 31, 2018 1
    • New / Eng HTRo80
      OP
      Thx
      Jul 31, 2018
  • Very very low. Based on what you write above you can only find employment is small companies. Probably in India.
    Jul 31, 2018 2
    • New / Eng HTRo80
      OP
      I live in the US, not India. Is it the leetcode comment that makes you think I have a low chance?
      Jul 31, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng
      kkdou❤️me

      Amazon Eng

      PRE
      Sabre Corporation
      kkdou❤️memore
      I think he is being a jerk. Don't consider him seriously
      Aug 1, 2018
  • Compass / Eng
    FUPayMe

    Compass Eng

    PRE
    Google
    FUPayMemore
    Low
    Jul 31, 2018 2
    • New / Eng HTRo80
      OP
      Why?
      Jul 31, 2018
    • Microsoft ;_;
      I would never have respect to someone that can't solve easy leetcode problems on the spot. Go practice leetcode. It does say much about your skills.
      Aug 1, 2018
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    • New / Eng HTRo80
      OP
      Not bad. So I only need 2 or 3 tries and I’m in.
      Jul 31, 2018
  • Facebook / Eng obov5566
    100%
    Jul 31, 2018 1
    • New / Eng HTRo80
      OP
      Are you being sarcastic?
      Jul 31, 2018
  • Microsoft DOyu71
    Yeah you'd have no chance as either a dev manager or an IC. You're best bet is to study problems on leetcode etc and try to get in as an ic.
    Jul 31, 2018 0

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