Why Indian interviews are harder than their US counterparts?

Nov 6, 2019 19 Comments

One of my friend interviewed at FB US and got through it with a $180k TC in Menlo Park. While he interviewed at Google India and was sent back after onsite interview (he said). He is from a premier college of India.
Is this common? What experiences do Indians have related to this?

My TC: 🥜

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TOP 19 Comments
  • There is more competition in India to get into the tier 1 companies. Getting a normal IT job is easy in India, but getting into a pay master is really tough.
    Nov 6, 2019 0
  • Adobe / Eng liverampx
    I know lots of people who got rejected by every other company (VMware, PayPal, eBay, Samsung) but got into Google or Facebook. Another guy was fired from my previous organization and been looking for a job for almost an year with no luck but he got one offer at the end and that's Google. It's mostly your luck on the day of your interview.
    Nov 7, 2019 2
    • Adobe / Eng liverampx
      Was talking about Bay area.
      Nov 7, 2019
    • Man, he needed visa to work so its harder to qualify compared to a local guy.
      Nov 7, 2019
  • Facebook pikachu_
    In India, the interview process is crap
    Nov 7, 2019 3
    • Facebook pikachu_
      I have interviewed at both places. The Indian interview generally try to ask specifically hard questions in the interview. The team culture in the companies are bad with not enough salary and no path for promotions
      Nov 7, 2019
    • Salesforce swe02
      I definitely agree with work culture part.
      The interviews are hard because of the applicant to open roles ratio.
      Can't help that
      Nov 7, 2019
  • Salesforce jhms62
    I know a lot of people who got into google and not fb. And vice versa. Correlation does not imply causation
    Nov 6, 2019 1
    • I mean I saw many people like him, he was just one of them.
      Nov 7, 2019
  • Amazon
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    In india competition is very high for the best paymaster companies.
    Nov 7, 2019 0
  • Amazon 10oHh92m
    Ask him if he thinks he can pass the FB interview again. Faulty data point. So many factors going into an interview
    Nov 6, 2019 0
  • Salesforce swe02
    My 2 friends who could not pass the Google APAC preliminary online test for new grad role , got the full time jobs in Google US.
    There is a stark difference between India and US interview difficulty
    Why do u think people are doing MS and moving to US, to avoid this cut throat competition in India.
    Nov 7, 2019 3
    • Salesforce swe02
      Yes , full time at Google US
      Google APAC preliminary rounds for new grad roles are the toughest new grad exams in the world.
      U need to know competitive programming to pass them.
      Nov 7, 2019
    • New lFjd71
      I can confirm this. I have completed 500+ leetcode but still failed the online coding test for new grad APAC miserably
      Nov 7, 2019
  • Google kweJ64
    Got rejected by Uber, Fb (3 times), Nest, linkedin. In G now
    Nov 7, 2019 0
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    • I guess due to his college mostly. But conversion to an offer is due to his skills though.
      Nov 7, 2019
  • New / Product Brentwood
    Too much competition that is technically proficient.
    Nov 6, 2019 0

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