Can’t even get a phone round at google/fb

Jan 2 31 Comments

I have been studying hard since the past few months, I have cleared a few big companies and startups in the last 1.5 months. My aim to shift to a new company amd stay there for atleast 3 years.

I just spent the entire holiday break studying, and then got rejected again from both google and fb. They won’t even give me a phone round. I haven’t interviewed there before also. It makes very bummed out, they don’t even care that I have other offers. Just kind of breaks your confidence.

I think I maybe unhealthy obessed with them, reading so many posts about them here. But ...

Kind of very generic question: is there something I can do to get an interview, apart from the usual referral or message recruiter? I will have to finalize something soon.

TC: 130k
YOE: 1.5

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    • Microsoft ajdks
      You are being naive if you think that doesn't happen.
      Jan 2
    • Cognizant / Eng
      outing

      Cognizant Eng

      BIO
      you're my bio
      outingmore
      Both Facebook and Google are filled with Asians, 3/5 my interviews at FB were Asian guys. I don't think they have any problems with hiring Asians. My recruiter was also Asian.

      I didn't see any black people anywhere on the campus either, so I imagine they don't just hire for the sake of meeting quotas
      Jan 3
  • Facebook public2
    Referral
    Jan 2 7
    • Facebook acdg
      No no no I was serious
      Jan 2
    • TD Ameritrade fortnit3
      I second this ^
      Jan 3
  • TD Ameritrade fortnit3
    Get a referral
    Jan 2 3
    • TD Ameritrade fortnit3
      Wtf! That seems weird. I got my first FB referral the other day and they just reached out today
      Jan 2
    • Apple TryAgainn
      OP
      Oh nice, good luck!! For me I have got calls from the recruiter but they gave me an interview in the end.
      Jan 2
  • Google coolguy007
    Hmm you can get feedback by sharing your resume anonymously.
    Jan 2 3
    • T-Mobile
      heckoworld

      T-Mobile

      BIO
      looking for new opportunities...
      heckoworldmore
      Rooftop Slushie has an anonymous resume rating feature.
      Jan 2
    • Apple TryAgainn
      OP
      Posted now. Thanks for suggestion. I get calls from other places though.
      Jan 3
  • Microsoft LoLG77
    Are you an swe at Apple? Your TC seems to suggest otherwise.
    Jan 3 2
    • Apple TryAgainn
      OP
      Yes that is the base. Didn’t include stock and bonus.
      Jan 3
    • Microsoft LoLG77
      Probably an issue with your resume. Have you interviewed with either company in the past year? They both have a 1 year cool down.
      Jan 3
  • Northrop Grumman frontbutt
    Headcounts usually close up toward the end of the year. Try again now.
    Jan 3 1
  • Apple YuDw51
    What’s wrong with your current job. Why not try to get good at it and progress. What org in Apple is this. As ICT3 you should make higher than this.
    Jan 3 1
    • Apple TryAgainn
      OP
      I can’t shift to ML role, I have tried, the manager doesn’t let me change. That boat has already sailed so just interviewing. I appreciate the suggestion though.
      Jan 3
  • New jUlehk
    That's weird... I mean seriously get some feedback on your resume from your friends, pay some bucks on rooftop slushie, or something like that.
    Jan 2 1
    • Apple TryAgainn
      OP
      Did now, let’s see again.
      Jan 3
  • AT&T
    nobody ⚽️

    AT&T

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    AT&T
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    Nomad life
    nobody ⚽️more
    Keep trying. Sometimes just bad luck. Today I had Google SWE phone interview.
    6d 0
  • Indeed / Eng rainwater
    My colleague and I both around 2.5 yoe also did not get a chance to interview at g/fb. Recruiter reached out but then never followed up. Got interviews at Microsoft, amazon, etc

    This was last summer. Then in December a google sre recruiter reached out to me. So seems like many orgs and teams at g/fb are focused on 5+ yo. Sre might be the exception
    Jan 3 0

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