i had two interviews, one with salesforce and one with pinterest. And honestly came out of interviewes feeling like i nailed the interviews, did not stutter on any questions for the most part and solved all code and design with spare time at the end, nailed the phone screen wirh great feedback before onsite. both for principal level position. the feedback was something like the code quality is not at bar or we feel like you are not principal level. what am i doing wrong? my wife thinks because i come off cocky to them and i always had the answers to most things right away. what do you guys suggest? is it just the bar is throufh the sky for those levels? is that they judge me based on yoe? no clue to be honest, its making me depressed
Seriously though, at 400k your looking for a job that pays the same as some jobs in other industries that have 300 people reporting to them. They are likely to expect someone that everyone wants to have a beer with.