what to wear for onsite in bay area?

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Jan 18 32 Comments

how formal do i have to be? its for a ds role. im canadian.

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  • New Jim86
    Wear a suit with tie
    Jan 18 6
    • Atlassian d@t_person
      No, just wear a jean and button up and some Stan smiths or nice Chukkas regardless if startup or FAANG
      Jan 18
    • Facebook yolosamba
      This is seriously what I did for my first interview at a startup. My friend (finance guy) convinced me to do it.

      On interview day. CTO shows up, looks me up and down, and says “I hope you didn’t dress up for this. Yeah... we don’t really wear suits here.“

      Big mistake.

      I always wear whatever now. Usually t-shirt, shorts, and sneakers.
      Jan 19
  • Google / Eng 🍑☁️
    This also depends on the specific company. At Google for example, you could wear a unicorn onesie and it probably would not materially affect your interview scores
    Jan 18 5
    • Microsoft dmr
      You wear pink 👓 about G and you may be too idealistic to admit it. Neither Google nor MS or most other tech companies in Bay area or Seattle have a strict dress code. And all interviewers go through training to tackle their biases and judge interviewee based on what is important not superficial traits.
      But humans are individuals. Wearing something that's completely off for everyday culture may have negative or confusing effect.
      Jan 19
    • Google / Eng 🍑☁️
      Interview feedback at Google is pretty structured, and there is not a place to score a candidate on their outfit. It could maybe affect other scores a bit if the interviewer is biased and the candidate's performance is borderline, but I don't think it would be a significant effect in most cases. And certainly if the candidate solves the problem well, they will get a good score even if they are wearing a suit.
      Jan 19
  • Facebook knsbf
    I would recommend a buttoned down shirt with a nice pair of jeans. Also nice shoes. You dont want to appear too formal yet you dont want to show up like you just woke up either. A general rule of thumb is to be better dressed than your interviewer. Hope this helps!
    Jan 18 1
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      Thank you !
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  • F5 Networks RRA
    Tuxedo shirt with brown khakis.
    Jan 18 0
  • Amazon Stonks📈
    Clothes
    Jan 18 0
  • Uber rTjq20
    As the old song goes, "if you come to San Francisco, be sure to wear a flower in your hair." Anything else is optional really. I've seen on a few occasions people walking naked in the street, in broad daylight.
    Jan 18 2
    • Yes, but don’t do naked unless you’ve stated to the recruiter that you are a nudist as a matter of belief, and have received confirmation.
      Jan 18
    • Uber rTjq20
      "Naturist" rather than "nudist" would slightly more likely pass unnoticed by the recruiter and get the greenlight.
      Jan 18
  • Microsoft lulu🍋
    It's good you've mentioned you're Canadian.

    Helps to narrow down the pool of options by a lot.
    Jan 19 0
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  • Full on astronaut suit.
    Show them u mean business.
    Jan 18 0
  • Walmart wmt
    Jeans and a polo . Jeans and t shirt . Wear whatever you wear to work . (Don’t if you wear a suit )
    Jan 18 0

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