3 YOE - 5 Offers - Seattle

Sep 12, 2019 483 Comments


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  • Apple darkMod
    Wait how does being straight and white and male confer advantage? I can understand US citizenship and neutral accent tipping job odds in your favor though.
    Sep 12, 2019 19
    • Expedia Group Kennewick
      @yomamatb I see a lot of groups that continue to add more to whatever majority already exists: I worked in one place where the majority of the BI team was Russian. I worked in another place that had a higher than average number of Muslims. A third place had a single Tamil Indian that felt quite excluded among his Hindu-speaking peers.

      Even if we exclude bias, the reality is that we’re most likely going to get referrals from people in our peer group. I don’t believe any of those groups deliberately discriminated but I’m sure that each group’s minority felt left out and more likely to leave.

      I’m curious if you’re lumping all Caucasians in a single bucket or if you’re implying “white American” because I don’t see a lot of the former and I see even less of the later.
      Sep 16, 2019
    • Expedia Group Kennewick
      @muffin man: I think it’s a problem when we assume diversity means “non-white people”. If you give majority to any minority group (or majority group) you start to see failure in group thinking.

      Diversity only works when there’s a good balance of people. That means we put Russians, Americans, Chinese, Indians if different regions, Germans, and Mexicans in a group. That DOESN’T mean you have diversity because you hired 20 of (any one group).
      Sep 16, 2019
  • Amazon Xode
    Congrats and thanks for this detailed post.
    Sep 12, 2019 0
  • Twilio / Eng

    Twilio Eng

    Twilio Inc.
    The level of SJW pandering in that first paragraph is priceless.
    Sep 13, 2019 20
    • Twilio gGt55
      Right? Life changer for sure.
      Sep 13, 2019
    • Facebook ytho?
      *gently pats you both on the head*

      aww, that’s adorable.
      Sep 13, 2019
  • priceline.com / IT top_phodu
    Disney contacted your current employer!!. Seriously. Only a lame company/person would do that.. I had similar experience with GrubHub, the idiot recruiter contacted some of my team members via LinkedIn chat inorder to gather my feedback...
    Sep 12, 2019 6
    • LinkedIn / Eng ipopoi
      Now, I know which companies I'd never interview with except when I'm laid off :)
      Sep 14, 2019
    • Apple bogle
      how does this work? how can they find out what specific team you are on and who your teammates are?
      Sep 21, 2019
  • Sage / HR

    Sage HR

    Coca-Cola, The Home Depot
    East coast
    Hey stupid millennial s stop with the “I need to make excuses for my privilege “ - we understand you have been indoctrinated by the PC culture and everyone over 30 thinks you are cult meme eta regurgitating diversity and inclusion nonsense that tour small brains have been programmed with.
    Sep 13, 2019 4
    • SolarWinds AnEngineer
      You should be apologizing for your inability to type a single sentence without spelling and grammar issues.
      Sep 13, 2019
    • Google Mr. Glass
      @AnEngineer stfu and listen to what he’s saying. That advice probably applies to you too.
      Sep 13, 2019
  • New mUGK41
    When you were at the beginning of your 3 month prep, how good were you at the algos and DS? Did you struggle of were you pretty good front he beginning?

    I've done about 25 easy ones and get disheartened when I get to one I struggle with. I work on it for about 20 mins and if I can't get it I check out the discussions and check out YouTube videos but then the next question seems as hard if not harder.
    Sep 13, 2019 4
    • Apple bogle
      how common was LC hard in your interviews? Were they mainly just mediums?
      Sep 21, 2019
    • Expedia Group / Eng 72ja9ak
      Some ventured into hard, but it was a 'thinking' hard, not a '10k edge cases and 80 lines of code' hard
      Sep 21, 2019
  • AT&T / Eng GOFb61
    Why do you have to begin your post with an apology? Man up
    Sep 13, 2019 2
    • MoneyLion / Eng

      MoneyLion Eng

      General Atomics
      Nice toxic masculinity undertones. What are you overcompensating for?
      Sep 13, 2019
    • AT&T / Eng GOFb61
      Man up, includes women too.
      Sep 14, 2019
  • Microsoft sklounch
    I would hire you due to the quality of this write up, alone.

    Also, you should get an attorney and sue Disney for needlessly harming your current team relationship thereby destroying your ability to remain where you are without future bias, etc. Do this for the rest of us. They may just settle and you make a few extra bucks off their liability. (Whenever I’ve interviewed and have to sign permission to contact current employer, I always write in “only after acceptance of offer” or something to that effect, if not already stated in contract.)
    Sep 14, 2019 1
    • Expedia Group / Eng 72ja9ak
      I briefly considered it, but I don't have actual damages since I still received a lot of other offers. Arguably my team/Expedia would have the liability from the slander, anyway.

      Hopefully, calling out Disney's poor behavior will cause them to lose a few candidates anyway
      Sep 14, 2019
  • Amazon / Eng pawUI
    THANK you for posting this and congrats!!! IMDB can be known as rest and vest but that beats the hell out of burnout.
    Sep 12, 2019 0
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    • Hallmark yomamatb
      Could not have said this any better. They are fucking assholes and they should probably stay in Indian tech. There's enough of it there anyway.
      Sep 15, 2019
    • Amazon troubletkt
      I have a QAM who became sdm (probably by sleeping arnd) and doesnt know shit and is screwing the team
      Sep 16, 2019