SpaceX requesting HS GPA, SAT scores, and Bachelor’s GPA

Feb 7, 2019 51 Comments

I had a phone screen and the recruiter called saying they want to bring me in for an onsite. He requested SAT scores, high school GPA, and undergrad GPA. Forget the fact that I have a MS and over 10+ years experience.

WTF will they do with the info?
This was supposed to be a practice interview before starting my round of serious interviews.

Current TC: $320k


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TOP 51 Comments
  • Apple julB03
    Holy hell that’s crazy. What happened to Elon Musk “I don’t give a damn about your degree” 🤭
    Feb 7, 2019 2
    • Amazon BeffJeezos
      All these so-called "geniuses" are a sham...and possibly the biggest hypocrites on the planet. #StopPuttingTheseAHolesOnAPedestal
      Feb 7, 2019
    • LinkedIn tendies
      Legit. Lol just lol at rich people telling poor people to not go to college, drop out of college, and follow their dreams. Lmao
      Feb 7, 2019
  • Instacart awDS86
    Tweet at Musk publicly.
    Feb 7, 2019 0
  • New TKpg12
    Wow, that is absurd!
    Feb 7, 2019 0
  • New TKpg12
    I know of a startup that requires a college transcript for any candidate with under 5 YOE, which is nuts (they're based next to MIT and are huge pedigree snobs).

    But your situation is next-level.
    Feb 7, 2019 8
    • New PcNF27
      Just google the words he used to describe them and they’ll be the 8th result
      Feb 7, 2019
    • New TKpg12
      OI is actually a really good guess, but not the one (while they do have people in Cambridge, I would have used Palo Alto when mentioning where they're based).

      They're still somewhat stealth, doubtful any online sleuthing will find them.
      Feb 7, 2019
  • SpaceX ysgy42
    I believe it is a psychological ploy to make you think you are super special. Welcome to the 1%.
    Feb 8, 2019 2
    • SpaceX uevh5
      My recruiter's exact words while negotiating the offer "Keep in mind you'll be joining an elite club" Elite my ass. Inexperienced junior developers, questionable design decisions and a huge pile of technical debt. My product was so fucking fragile that the DevOps were constantly on call doing their best to keep it alive.
      Feb 8, 2019
    • SpaceX / Ops iNcu15
      May 29, 2019
  • Tell them

    SAT 1600
    GPA 4.0
    undergrad GPA 3.9 you missed a final because you like to party
    Feb 7, 2019 1
    • Facebook / Eng SegTree
      Wtf are you smoking? The year is 2019. Ten years back is 2009. Four to five years back for college/masters is 2004-2005. One year back for early senior in HS is 2003-2004. Scores changed from 1600 point scale to 2400 point scale in 2006.
      Feb 8, 2019
  • Amazon / Mgmt KYuG83
    McDonald’s also asks for high school GPA
    Feb 7, 2019 0
  • Microsoft TheAnonBoy
    On the rare occasion that an application even mentions things like "High School GPA" or "SAT", I don't even apply.
    Feb 7, 2019 0
  • Microsoft Fl@$h
    I agree it’s a ridiculous request. I’m trying to come up with a polite way to tell the recruiter to shove his request through whichever hole he desires.
    Feb 7, 2019 4
    • New ktFx33
      This is company policy when you apply through their website
      Feb 7, 2019
    • Microsoft Fl@$h
      really? I didn’t even apply, they contacted me though Linkedin. I’d never agreed to such stupid request
      Feb 7, 2019
  • SpaceX SlaveX420
    Elon, despite how much he publicly says degrees don't matter specifically requires HR to ask for outdated test scores. Get used to the hypocrisy.
    Feb 7, 2019 0


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