What next for me w.r.t FAANG ?

Applied Material med123
Apr 26, 2018 11 Comments

Its my long time dream to work in one of FAANG, MS or Linkedin. If you ask me the reason, I would say getting to work with good people, work on new technologies etc. More than the above reasons, I just want to work in those companies. I tried most of these for the first time recently. But couldn’t manage to get into any of these yet. Below is the score card from last few months.

Amazon - No offer after onsite
FB - phone screen failed
Paypal - offer
Ebay - offer
Google - No offer after onsite
Vmware - offer
Linkedin- No offer after onsite.

Clearly I am not that bad as I could crack few of the good companies above. I think Some of the rejections are funny.

I don’t know what I m doing wrong w.r.t FAANG. My work experience is mainly in Networking and Distributed Systems.

Any suggestions/openion on what can be wrong and what are the next steps?

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TOP 11 Comments
  • Google farkle
    Luck affects the outcome way more than it should. You definitely seem to have what it takes to crack fang. Keep trying and best of luck!
    Apr 26, 2018 0
  • Amazon
    christalk

    Amazon

    PRE
    Microsoft
    christalkmore
    Keep trying but don't beat yourself to get into FAANG.. there are so many companies that are not known but doing very interesting works...

    Your reasonings are also wrong
    - you don't need any referrals
    - you don't have to work in a well known companies
    - number of years experience doesn't matter, quality not quantity
    Apr 26, 2018 2
    • Applied Material med123
      OP
      My performance in interviews is decent. Particularly in one of the company, it is top notch. So I was thinking of above reasons. But maybe you are right
      Apr 26, 2018
    • Applied Material med123
      OP
      What are those companies btw ?
      Apr 26, 2018
  • Tesla LLcs58
    Why do you think you got rejected?
    Apr 26, 2018 3
    • Applied Material med123
      OP
      I think different reasons.

      1. Not having an internal referral or not knowing anyone in the company who can vouch for my work
      2. Not from very well known company
      3. Experience: I already have 17 years of experience. I still look pretty young though
      4. Bad luck
      5. My performance in the interviews.
      Apr 26, 2018
    • Tesla LLcs58
      When you say performance. You weren't able to get an optimal solution?
      Apr 26, 2018
    • Applied Material med123
      OP
      Yes, some times
      Apr 26, 2018
  • Apple jvSQ82
    Keep trying, you will make it once day.
    Apr 26, 2018 2
    • Applied Material med123
      OP
      Wonderful. This statement made my day.
      Apr 26, 2018
    • Microsoft / Eng 76ers
      Keep trying. I know it’s easy to say just leetcode... but a lot of it actually boils down to perseverance.....
      Apr 26, 2018