Finally after 25 interviews I have 2 offers!

Apr 3, 2019 77 Comments

Finally made it, below is the list of companies I was rejected by

Dropbox -3 times
Box
Realtor
eBay - 2 times
Facebook - 4 times
Google - 3 times
Lyft
Funding circle
DoorDash
Instacart
Airbnb
Game time
LinkedIn
Uber - 3 times
Adobe
Updater
Upwork
Ancestry

New TC - 230k
YOE - 5 yrs

Edit : got offers from Walmart and Microsoft! Still thinking about which one to take but my aim was to encourage people to never give up!

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  • Cisco vqgr40
    Wow, how much LeetCode did you do? How long did this all take?
    Apr 3, 2019 1
    • PayPal ahiieb&@
      OP
      1.5 yrs. I’m not an engineer hence no leetcode
      Apr 3, 2019
  • Twitter chutya
    Never say die! Thank you for sharing. Very encouraging.
    Apr 3, 2019 1
    • PayPal ahiieb&@
      OP
      Thank you for your kind words!
      Apr 3, 2019
  • Wells Fargo hsLy13
    Congratulations, this needs real commitment. Kudos buddy!!
    Where do you get offers??
    Apr 3, 2019 1
    • PayPal ahiieb&@
      OP
      Added to my post!
      Apr 3, 2019
  • Credit Karma sjwftw
    Analytics is brutally competitive. Much easier to get a software engineering job. :)
    Apr 3, 2019 9
    • Amazon 63784747
      And you know what WLB is fabulous. I work like 10 hours per week 😁
      Another 5-10 hours explore topics those interest me like ML, Distributed Systems, Puzzles, meetings, and taking interviews of wannabe SWEs :)

      It’s the epitome of sinecure!

      It’s much more fun than being the SQL guy of the team!
      Apr 3, 2019
    • Credit Karma sjwftw
      Amazon no doubt. Swe is a much better career.
      Apr 3, 2019
  • Oracle pzd
    Congratulations. Kudos for sharing not only success but also failures. You made my day. Thanks 😊
    Apr 3, 2019 0
  • Visa hKiTGo
    Congratulations!
    Apr 3, 2019 0
  • Apple MattyD
    Congratulations
    Apr 3, 2019 0
  • Amazon 63784747
    Congrats! Curious, why didn’t you try Amazon?
    Apr 3, 2019 3
    • Amazon 63784747
      Got it! Does Uber have any restriction on retrying? How were the gaps between your Uber interviews?
      Apr 3, 2019
    • PayPal ahiieb&@
      OP
      For the same team 1 yr. I interviewed 3 times in 9 months but for different teams. Once ATG, payments and then rides.
      Apr 3, 2019
  • Intel / Eng bobwho?
    Wonder how did you take time off for interviews? Did you do these 25 interviews over 2 yrs?
    Apr 3, 2019 2
    • eBay eBoo
      Don't reveal such info dude. There are managers on blind.
      Apr 3, 2019
    • PayPal ahiieb&@
      OP
      Deleted my comment!
      Apr 3, 2019
  • Congratulations. where do you get offers at?
    Apr 3, 2019 1
    • PayPal ahiieb&@
      OP
      Edited my post
      Apr 3, 2019

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