Thank you Blind

Nov 14, 2019 168 Comments

Got an amazing offer to Google.

This site is amazing.. I found so much information here, interview prep, leetcode, which books to read, interview process at each company, experiences, etc. also shoutout to rooftop slushie which was surprisingly helpful when I was preparing for specific interviews and negotiating salary.

new TC 240K

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  • Amazon / Eng bDpFd
    If it is 240K for L4 SWE in bay area then it is not amazing offer. If it is L3 offer in bay area then it is amazing offer.
    Nov 14, 2019 13
    • Lyft ∆¥[
      That's how much I made when I came out of the womb. Surely Google can pay you more.
      Nov 16, 2019
    • Guidewire RFjW66
      How do you know the level, is it in the offer?
      Nov 17, 2019
  • Microsoft DYqc67
    Congrats on the new offer :) but it might be a good idea to give back
    Nov 14, 2019 8
    • Blue Origin tMVj85
      300 leetcode problems, wow! I thought I was nuts for doing ~130. Way to go, congrats!
      Nov 15, 2019
    • Barclaycard
      byIF24

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      byIF24more
      Nice to know!!
      300 and google is really awesome.
      Nov 18, 2019
  • Axtria BezoKaBaap
    Preparation strategy?
    Nov 14, 2019 5
    • Microsoft I'm a 🤖
      Is it possible to link to a comment / reply? Copied from 6th comment thread:

      Did about 300 LC [20/50/30]
      I ended up getting leetcode premium
      Some good tips for approaching leetcode: I eased into it with lc easy, put a lot of weight on medium and try to challenge myself with hard. If you can't solve a problem, don't look at the answer. Skip it and work on another one. I'll come back to the question and give it another try. Try to look for hints. If you still can't answer, look at the answer. Come back to the question again a month later and give it another try. Before you look at any answers, always remember to try it first.

      Read Cracking the Coding Interview and Computer Science Distilled. Also took Grokking the System Design Interview course. Watched a ton of cs-related youtube videos in my spare time.

      After getting LC out of the way, I wanted to get an idea of what the criteria was. I foudn a hiring manager on rooftop slushie. They took a look at my resume and gave me a referral. I also got some help regarding the behavioral portion, things like what they're looking for, what qualities I should present, and what kind of personal experiences to bring up.
      Nov 15, 2019
    • Microsoft I'm a 🤖
      Extra sentence copied from a top-level comment further down:

      After applying, I did 3 mock interviews before the real thing.
      Nov 15, 2019
  • Google Krepton
    Same here. Blind helped me a lot getting promotions at Microsoft and then getting multiple offers from G,FB,LinkedIn and more. Tripled my TC in 5 years
    Nov 15, 2019 21
    • Google Krepton
      It took a few years as I used to interview every year. I have my own way of revisiting every interesting idea I came across so my preparation is always cumulative.
      Nov 17, 2019
    • Amazon knightPar
      2500+ is a ridiculously high number but it shows how persistence, hard work and resilience pays off.

      I did 300+ to get my Amazon gig as I was out of college for 3+ years and has forgotten the basics but I’ll keep this in mind!

      Thanks again for sharing your insight!
      Nov 27, 2019
  • Citrix Systems / Eng ಅವನೌನ ಹಡಾ
    What’s the percent jump ?? Your yoe ? Level at goog ?
    Nov 14, 2019 23
    • New / R&D crazyface
      Jdhdhhd jxhshhs jsjshs 😂😂🤣🤣
      Nov 16, 2019
    • Twitter rqgf61
      @adobe NandelliDli nandgopala
      Nov 16, 2019
  • Deloitte DVzO64
    OP
    I wrote this up pretty quick so I might be missing some stuff but hope it helps!

    Did about 300 LC [20/50/30]
    I ended up getting leetcode premium
    Some good tips for approaching leetcode: I eased into it with lc easy, put a lot of weight on medium and try to challenge myself with hard. If you can't solve a problem, don't look at the answer. Skip it and work on another one. I'll come back to the question and give it another try. Try to look for hints. If you still can't answer, look at the answer. Come back to the question again a month later and give it another try. Before you look at any answers, always remember to try it first.

    Read Cracking the Coding Interview and Computer Science Distilled. Also took Grokking the System Design Interview course. Watched a ton of cs-related youtube videos in my spare time.

    After getting LC out of the way, I wanted to get an idea of what the criteria was. I foudn a hiring manager on rooftop slushie. They took a look at my resume and gave me a referral. I also got some help regarding the behavioral portion, things like what they're looking for, what qualities I should present, and what kind of personal experiences to bring up. After applying, I did 3 mock interviews before the real thing.
    Nov 14, 2019 6
    • Deloitte DVzO64
      OP
      I did mock interviews with interviewing.io and one with a friend.
      Nov 16, 2019
    • Rubrik RLtv73
      Thanks for all the information op, I wish you all the best in your new role :)
      Nov 16, 2019
  • Roku de Vil
    Awesome and congratulations! This app is good for something!
    Nov 14, 2019 0
  • Varian Medical VVJe28
    How long was your prep process before you applied/went in for the interview!
    Nov 14, 2019 3
    • Splunk TheBackend
      Takes less effort than that to get into Harvard.
      Nov 18, 2019
    • Deloitte DVzO64
      OP
      Harvard doesn’t pay you six figures, you pay Harvard six figures to eventually maybe get a six figure job.
      Nov 18, 2019
  • Google EnterNight
    Join before Jan 1st. Otherwise they won't give you refresher for the first year. This is a new rule and it sucks. If you start on Dec 31 2019, you'll get it. If you start on Jan 1, 2020, you got to wait 2 years for the first refresher.
    Nov 15, 2019 10
    • Microsoft / Eng
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      So Google wants you to be employed one full calendar year before giving refreshers?
      Nov 26, 2019
    • Google Krepton
      Yes
      Nov 26, 2019
  • Microsoft ayybsiocw
    240k in bay?
    Nov 15, 2019 5
    • Microsoft ayybsiocw
      I know his YoE and I know mine. I know his current company and I know mine. It’s not completely a bad stat. Read through it and you can learn more about him
      Nov 15, 2019
    • Symantec / Eng neshama
      🤫
      Nov 15, 2019

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