BlackRock onsite done - no response after 1 week. Advice?

Sep 19, 2019 10 Comments


I had an onsite at BlackRock last week on Wednesday. Across the 4 of the 5 rounds they covered easy lc, java collections, some oo concepts, and design of word count at scale.

I did well in these rounds, i.e., answered/solved all the questions/problems. In one of the rounds I was quizzed about jvm and deadlocks and I bombed this round.

Right after the interviews, I emailed the recruiter thanking him for arranging everything right from the hackerrank to the onsite, to which he replied, "will be in touch soon". I haven't heard anything since, and kind of know if it was a yes, I would hear back by now.

I know I should simply forget about it, take my lessons and move on to others. It was only my 2nd onsite since I started looking. What do you all think?

Should I send another email politely asking or simply move on?

Thank you.


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TOP 10 Comments
  • New QAwP17
    Dude, I think it's better to move on to better companies. There are many who would want to hire software engineers. I also think you should also email the recruiter and ask him the status. I know it's frustrating to spend the whole day for interviewing at these companies and not receive any reply. Move on and good luck.
    Sep 19, 2019 2
    • Bank of America i < n
      Why do you assume the recruiter is a "him"? (It is actually a guy). Thank you though for the kind words.
      Sep 19, 2019
    • BlackRock / Eng AFlV32
      Is it really important if we say him/her?
      Sep 22, 2019
  • BlackRock / Eng saywat
    The recruiters at BlackRock really suck ... mine lowballed me really hard .... and it was my mistake that I took it ... my advice to you is please don’t sit around and wait .... even if they come back it’ll be better if you have a counter offer
    Sep 20, 2019 1
    • Bank of America i < n
      Update: they did come back and had me do another round. It was with a senior manager. System Design and some multithreading questions. They initially told me they wouldnt be going ahead but then a week later I get a call that they would like to make an offer but lesser than what I asked. I asked 135k base. They'll call me again next week with the final numbers.
      Oct 25, 2019
  • BlackRock WbMo21
    I work at blackrock and their HR is terrible. They say they’ll get back to people but 30% of the time they actually do. It’s a shame. It’s a common courtesy to let people know that they will not be advancing. Shame on them honestly.
    Sep 20, 2019 0
  • BlackRock massively fucking sucks anyway. Move on to better things.
    Sep 20, 2019 0
  • New / Creative

    New Creative

    Truth is a foreign language to all.
    Amen..move on
    Sep 19, 2019 0
  • Bank of America i < n
    True, it is in my interest to work towards making progress. Thank you.
    Sep 20, 2019 0
  • Bank of America i < n
    Nice. I probably needed something emphatic like this. Thank you.
    Sep 20, 2019 0


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