Only 1 offer from 4 onsites. What am I doing wrong?

New / Eng ufJz68
Oct 18, 2018 58 Comments

I have an offer from Bloomberg, but was rejected after an on-site at Spotify, Squarespace and Asana (near Miss too).

What am I doing wrong?

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  • Dolby
    MoreTaco

    Dolby

    BIO
    Just browsing. Very happy at current company.
    MoreTacomore
    Are you an introvert? Are you socially awkward? Are you narcissistic? Are you not understanding questions they ask or not providing deep enough answers? Do you smile? Is your smile too creepy? Did you shower? Did you show up early/too early/late? Did you leave trash behind? Did your attire match the culture?

    It’s really hard to pinpoint without seeing how you perform in an interview.
    Oct 18, 2018 15
    • Visa Qwi
      😂👌
      Oct 28, 2018
    • New dUNA71
      Great advice from @MoreTaco on prepping. I have a pretty poor recall memory (my brain is great at concepts, not at specifics), so I have to prep a lot on my work history to be able to answer certain types of interview questions.
      Oct 30, 2018
  • Depends on what you ARE doing
    Oct 18, 2018 0
  • Bloomberg tdrma
    Share your Bloomberg's offer
    Oct 18, 2018 7
    • Microsoft / Eng niceID
      is that senior role?
      Oct 18, 2018
    • New / Eng ufJz68
      OP
      Yes
      Oct 18, 2018
  • Veritas Vzxq63
    YOE?
    Oct 18, 2018 2
    • New / Eng ufJz68
      OP
      4.1 YoE
      Oct 18, 2018
    • Microsoft / Eng Meowth
      You weren't precise enough with your YOE. Companies are only looking for ppl with 4.13 - 4.17 yoe this time of year.
      Oct 19, 2018
  • Facebook / Eng
    hotwm

    Facebook Eng

    PRE
    Amazon
    hotwmmore
    Numbers game. 25% success is pretty good. Interview at 100 places and Bam! You have 25 offers!
    Oct 18, 2018 5
    • Microsoft / Eng niceID
      adoption should do as well—-hacker way
      Oct 18, 2018
    • Facebook / Eng toxicology
      Getting rid of adoption is super tough.
      Oct 28, 2018
  • How much leetcoding did you do?
    Oct 18, 2018 4
    • New / Eng ufJz68
      OP
      Technically I was good. 2 of 3 rejections said that. One was not enough domain expertise, one was communication issues
      Oct 18, 2018
    • Lol why did you make this thread if you already knew that...
      Oct 19, 2018
  • Location?
    Oct 18, 2018 1
    • New / Eng ufJz68
      OP
      NYC
      Oct 18, 2018
  • Amazon im42
    Provides no background info, just asks for advice. Trolls incoming.
    Oct 18, 2018 0
  • Vanguard
    Skips

    Vanguard

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    Vanguard
    Skipsmore
    Lucky you, I’ve had 8 onsites this year, 6 being top companies (FB, Yahoo, LinkedIn, Mozilla, Oculus and Yelp) and have gotten none of them.
    Oct 28, 2018 4
    • Vanguard
      Skips

      Vanguard

      PRE
      Vanguard
      Skipsmore
      I prepare for all my onsites , as you can see I’m interviewing at top companies. I’m working on myself though
      Oct 28, 2018
    • Vertivco / Eng
      FastPapuan

      Vertivco Eng

      PRE
      YouTube, American Bureau of Shipping, Facebook
      FastPapuanmore
      Which data structures/algorithm questions did they ask? How fast did you have to solve them?
      Oct 31, 2018
  • Microsoft / Eng niceID
    Bloomberg is big, other three are picky.
    Oct 18, 2018 2
    • New / Eng ufJz68
      OP
      So is the quality of the people less?
      Oct 18, 2018
    • Microsoft / Eng niceID
      no, usually more specialized in smaller companies.
      Oct 18, 2018

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