Interview Rejections

Jul 12, 2019 19 Comments

Joined Salesforce some years ago through internship. That time the level of difficulty was easy. Fast forward today, I’ve failed 4 interviews till date. Rejection list:
Twitter: phone
Apple: onsite
Microsoft: onsite
Amazon: onsite

Only offer I got was from a medium size company that went ipo last year but was 5% over my current TC so did not take and was my first interview.

I am really feeling rejected and think I prepared everyday for last 6 months for nothing. Now I have an onsite with Netflix next week but I’m thinking of postponing it indefinitely. I have been doing some self reflection and can say that I am never able to solve a problem I’ve never seen before and that’s what has happened in all interviews. After solving 250 leetcode questions (medium hard and easy) it is really disappointing. Also I feel OOD has been a pain point for me. Any pointers anyone? Should I take some time off and try again?

Current TC: 210k


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TOP 19 Comments
  • Yelp


    Maybe you’re that bad lol
    Jul 12, 2019 3
    • New / Eng YMKy07
      Real dick indeed
      Jul 13, 2019
    • Facebook zlatan123
      You work at a shit tier company yourself @real_dick
      OP works at a higher tier company than you
      Dec 13, 2019
  • Salesforce sdes
    Yes, I studied algorithms initially for a couple of months before jumping to questions. Also I could only give like 2-3 hours everyday which equals to 1-2 medium questions per day at my pace.
    Jul 12, 2019 8
    • Salesforce sdes
      Thanks for the pointers. I asked for feedback but apple and amazon did not give any. Msft said test cases were not comprehensive and Twitter never came back. I think I get what you are saying. Try to reach a solution by myself and probably in the first submit solution on leetcode and then see further optimizations possible.
      Jul 12, 2019
    • IMS Health / IT

      IMS Health IT

      Software professional always looking for something better
      I am in same boat as you and getting better everyday.
      Done with 250 Lc and CTCI, spending time on EPI now and feeling that I am learning something new every time.
      We can be in touch if you are comfortable.
      Jul 12, 2019
  • Oracle not_larry
    You are destined to be in FNG.
    Jul 12, 2019 0
  • BBDO sxYo02
    Are you bombing at the tech stuff or do you just suck at the behavioral questions / soft skill stuff?

    Maybe working with an interview coach could highlight some stuff you're missing. I've thought about doing this because I typically suck at interviewing.

    Also, keep in mind that you're being rejected from the TOP TIER of tech companies. Not everyone gets to play in the NFL or MLB.
    Jul 19, 2019 0
  • Salesforce vvldoepf9
    Did you get in somewhere yet?
    Aug 19, 2019 1
    • Salesforce sdes
      Nope. I kind of stopped looking due to family things. Will be starting again.
      Aug 19, 2019
  • Salesforce sdes
    Also is interview postponing necessarily a bad thing? I don’t want to ruin my chances at Netflix.
    Jul 13, 2019 0
  • Alibaba Group / HR

    Alibaba Group HR

    Why should anyone put a bio on blind? Who is your product guy?
    You only finished 250 LC in 180 days?
    Jul 12, 2019 0


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