square stood me up 🙃 eng onsite

BuzzFeed QDsI05
May 11, 2019 15 Comments

Passed the first two tech phone screens with good feedback and was moved to the onsite, which they scheduled as soon as they could and I spent a bunch of time prepping.

Two days before I was supposed to come in they said they had bad timing on their end and it ended up that all their open roles were filled. Does this happen often with companies? Definitely a bummer when you spend time researching their mission + tech stack etc

Also if anyone recommends fun nyc tech companies lmk 😛


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TOP 15 Comments
  • Intersection / Eng iNVc28
    It sucks but at least they didn't waste your time further on a pointless onsite.
    May 11, 2019 0
  • Amazon eodndbe
    Come to @Stripe. Hiring in SF and Seattle
    May 11, 2019 4
    • Square jTCr61
      Thinking about it, but I have about 20 yoe, so passing a regular cookie cutter interview is difficult for me... 🙄
      May 13, 2019
    • Amazon oojgfr
      If you have 20 yoe I’m sure they would interview accordingly with questions, etc. I can say from my own experience as also someone in a senior level role that my interview and offer negotiating experience was the best I’ve ever had.
      May 13, 2019
  • Square / Eng SQ
    Just like true BuzzFeed fashion, this is a misleading title. I guess you needed to sensationalize it a bit? Definitely not stood up.

    Position was filled, this happens literally all the time at companies, especially at companies that you apply to specific roles (instead of for a company). This happened to me at Salesforce and I didn't claim they stood me up.
    May 11, 2019 1
    • BuzzFeed QDsI05
      Okay that makes sense! I hadn’t had it happen to me before
      May 11, 2019
  • Damn that sucks. I'm actually about to start my interview process with Square NYC. I guess I should watch out.

    Where else are you applying?
    May 11, 2019 4
    • Haha wow. WeWork is second company I'm applying at. They have tons of openings.

      What was weird about the interview?
      May 11, 2019
    • BuzzFeed QDsI05
      Nothing too bad - mostly have just heard this through other people! My experience has been that my recruiter hasn’t been friendly or prompt with responses and hasn’t informed me on what to expect for each interview. The first interview was behavioral/tech with an Eng manager (the recruiter told me it was just an intro) and he was all over the place and then that same guy did a coderpad screen a week later - he literally couldn’t figure out how to get the audio on his headset working and wasted so much time, asked me a leetcode hard q and then when we ran out of time he was like, “i have to run to a meeting, but keep working on the coderpad and I’ll check it after!” And I was confused, I’d never seen a company do that hahaha
      May 11, 2019
  • Prepping is never wasted effort .. u need to thank them for the opportunity
    May 11, 2019 0
  • LinkedIn / Strategy

    LinkedIn Strategy

    Happened for me with FB but it was a PMM role.
    May 11, 2019 0


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