just finished phone screen and got my butt kicked

Lowe’s kBLA63
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feeling down, any cool/funny/uplifting stories good for distractions?

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  • UWorld huer
    I got rejected by every company in bay area last year for internship but now Im at Google as SWE. So keep calm and leetcode.
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    • Lowe’s kBLA63
      OP
      Damn, I have a deep seeded fear that I’ll spend hundreds of hours LCing then realize I’ll never be smart enough to join FANG and i just wasted my time 😬
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    • Intel qePv13
      Stop putting FAANG on a pedestal. Most of them are just REGULAR ASS engineers who got lucky with their pattern recognition on interview day.
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    • Lowe’s kBLA63
      OP
      Heh regular ASS-engineers

      I know I shouldn’t, but I imagine it’s a lot like people who want you get into an exclusive club, just because it’s exclusive. I wish I could rewire my brain to see past it, but I’ve totally bought into the idea because their interviews are hard, you have to be smart to work there
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  • US Navy / Eng fps_doug
    Every great story starts with failure. Now you have made it through the first chapter. Now to the next part of the story (the rise, picture Rocky Balboa jogging through the streets Leetcoding every day)
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    • Lowe’s kBLA63
      OP
      Have survivor playing in the background, punch my MacBook and break it, regret it and just go back to work lol
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  • Microsoft alSharp
    LeetCode
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    • Lowe’s kBLA63
      OP
      Yeah I’ve been LCing 3 hours a day for the past couple of months
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    • Microsoft alSharp
      Dont feel bad about it, check what went wrong and move on
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    • Lowe’s kBLA63
      OP
      Thanks Al, I was just really looking forward to this and starting to gain confidence lol
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  • AT&T MsdR32
    Which company? Bad luck happens, so cast a wide net.
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    • Apple bogle
      What went wrong in the interview? How hard was it?
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    • Lowe’s kBLA63
      OP
      It was a leetcode hard (looked it up after).

      I knew how to solve it and talked through the logic, when it can’t time to coding it, there was just too much logic to write and have working.

      Maybe I wrote too much before I started to test... idk
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    • Apple bogle
      So it was one of those LC hards that takes a ton of time to code the full solution? And they expected the full solution too i guess :(

      How much time did they give you to do it? Were there multiple questions?
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    • Lowe’s kBLA63
      OP
      Yeah, I had 40 minutes and I’m not sure about other questions, I hope not, if I’m that behind it’ll be depressing.
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  • T-Mobile
    heckoworld

    T-Mobile

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    looking for new opportunities...
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    Go over the questions where you felt stuck. With time and no pressure, can you still solve? Research until you can.
    I read a post here where they wrote down each question asked and went over it afterward. No offers from the companies.
    After 3 months of this process they had offers enough to turn down.
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    • Intel qePv13
      As I've said so before on here, these interviews are just pattern recognition. Not just for identifying the problem but also for coding it up. You need practice in writing the code for the problems too. A lot of problems share a common pattern in the solution and you need to be fast in writing the common parts. For eg.. Dynamic programming, sliding window, monotonic queue, backtracking. Even the code follows a...at risk of sounding repetitive.. pattern..
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    • Lowe’s kBLA63
      OP
      What’s Intel’s process like? Are you soft eng?
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    • Intel qePv13
      Yup software engineer. I was a returning intern so no full time interviews for me. I actually have no idea what the SWE interviews are like but I guess it's probably similar to other companies. Maybe easier than the others.
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    • Lowe’s kBLA63
      OP
      Are they mostly in San Diego?
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    • Intel qePv13
      HQ at Santa Clara and Portland Oregon probably have the largest software presence
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  • New HXwF46
    Did they say that you did bad? Did they indicate something? What went wrong?
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    • Lowe’s kBLA63
      OP
      No feedback yet. The guy said he understood what my solution was, however in the past I’ve failed even with a working solution and optimizing it.

      It’s not that something went wrong, I just wasn’t coding fast enough
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