when do companies actually not care about school?

StockX / Eng cockydev
Oct 23 16 Comments

YOE = 1.5sh fulltime
current TC = 100k base + 5ksh in reimbursements + 90k(current value) in options(possible fantasy money) over four years.

i work in Detroit, so the TC is decent for the area and YOE.

some companies seem like they dont care about a non target school since i started at stockx, but when do they really not care about school? I feel i still get lumped into new grad land and overlooked for getting a foot in the door some places...

3.9 gpa in an MS in CS at a local school.

amazon is the only faang that has seriously reached out to me.

would love to change it up and work at big tech instead of a startup for my next move (at least a year). i love leetcode. i fear my biggest issue is getting a foot in the door.

any advice?

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TOP 16 Comments
  • Cisco Lspqj4lw
    I don't think it matters anymore, I got interviews at Google, Amazon, LinkedIn, etc. with 1yoe and accepted Google.
    Oct 23 4
    • StockX / Eng cockydev
      OP
      Did you make friends with a recruiter or something? My network is still a little weak, so I only know a couple people working there
      Oct 23
    • StockX / Eng cockydev
      OP
      Definitely refreshing to hear that
      Oct 23
    • Cisco Lspqj4lw
      No, I just had some referrals from random blinders
      Oct 23
    • StockX / Eng cockydev
      OP
      Even more refreshing 🤑
      Oct 23
  • Microsoft / Product pizzaqueen
    How is StockX culture?
    Oct 23 3
    • StockX / Eng cockydev
      OP
      I think it’s awesome. The company is doing insanely well so it makes it way easier for everyone to be happy. The eng/product department is definitely having some growing pains with scale. Those problems are super fun to me. Why? Are you interested?
      Oct 23
    • Microsoft / Product pizzaqueen
      I saw an opening I was somewhat interested in but having trouble with valueprop. I think it's a good bet they will b outta biz in a couple years but if culture is good might b fun. What do u know about the Phx location?
      Oct 23
    • StockX / Eng cockydev
      OP
      HQ is Detroit and really the only one that gets love.

      The business is only getting wider. New verticals are popping up everywhere. It’s e-commerce that guarantees authenticity and the let’s the market as the price. It’s not going anywhere(hopefully)
      Oct 23
  • SAP Popyy
    Great TC for Detroit and 1.5 YoE Tbh
    Oct 23 1
    • StockX / Eng cockydev
      OP
      Yeah I was super fortunate. StockX took a chance on me and I worked super hard and have had awesome mentors
      Oct 23
  • Deloitte tpMT46
    No one cares after the first job
    Oct 23 0
  • Microsoft Svho11
    After 5 years
    Oct 23 1
    • Expedia Group / Product produxtBrah
      pwc isn't exactly hard to get
      Oct 23
  • Overstock.com
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    Oct 23 1
    • StockX / Eng cockydev
      OP
      Yeah. I need to beef up my network a bit
      Oct 23

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