Facebook <—- Data scandal
Amazon <—- culture & seemed underwhelming
Apple <—- Already worked there, wanted something new
Raytheon <—— Ethical reasons
Twitter <—— Meh
LinkedIn <—— Joined Microsoft
EA <—— Wanted to join a company which had multiple products outside of gaming.
Some Startups <—- Was over startups.
FinTech Companies <—- Wasn’t into fintech
I had 10 on-sites, resulting in 8 offers. I chose Google finally.
// *From final offer stage* //
Amazon: culture and comp and benefits (also practice interview). Work wise, I felt this was most interesting though.
Lyft: tough call between Google and Lyft, but didn't want to commute to SF
Box: practice interview
Stripe: practice interview
// *Rejected sooner* //
Robinhood, Credit Karma, Microsoft, LinkedIn, Slack, ServiceNow (interviews were scheduled well after I had multiple offers in hand, so decided to drop off)
// *Companies that rejected me* //
Apple (on-site), Uber (on-site), Elastic (resume review)
Fwiw, this was my 3rd reject with Apple. I don't know what I do wrong there!