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by app
Tue Jan 19, 2021 3:19 pm
Forum: Personal Statements
Topic: PS feedback?
Replies: 3
Views: 372

Re: PS feedback?

primo wrote:
Mon Jan 11, 2021 12:25 am
I hope everyone is doing well. I was wondering if anyone on lawschoollife has the time to review one poor soul's personal statement. You would have my immense appreciation! I'll PM it to anyone willing to read it.
You can pm me.
by app
Sat Jan 09, 2021 7:56 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Is it worth it to reapply? 17high 3.6high
Replies: 17
Views: 4563

Re: Is it worth it to reapply? 17high 3.6high

Would you feel comfortable posting your PS in here so that people could look it over and give you some thoughts as to how it might have come off? (If not, no worries.) I don't really want to post it here, but would be willing to PM it when I get home this afternoon if anyone is interested in readin...
by app
Mon Dec 28, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Hi. New here. Thinking of becoming a lawyer.
Replies: 18
Views: 1964

Re: Hi. New here. Thinking of becoming a lawyer.

idk it's grass is greener on the other side mostly i think. depends on what you mean by prestige and for whom.
note that tech has very low barrier for entry unlike law even for the most selective positions.
by app
Sun Dec 27, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Hi. New here. Thinking of becoming a lawyer.
Replies: 18
Views: 1964

Re: Hi. New here. Thinking of becoming a lawyer.

Are all my assumptions about law school well-founded? Not really. There are rules everywhere you turn, and procedural defects override solid legal arguments all the time. And shit definitely rolls downhill in law. You've got your boss, you've got your client, and you've got a judge to answer to. WH...
by app
Mon Dec 14, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: Alternative Careers
Topic: CS career megathread / AMA
Replies: 325
Views: 65299

Re: CS career megathread / AMA

re: bootcamp. if the HM isn't being super clear, I would ask to speak to the actual ICs on the team, should be much more informative. if you're still feeling unsure after that, you could even try to backchannel with engineers who have left that team during bootcamp, typically how many times/session...
by app
Sat Dec 12, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Alternative Careers
Topic: CS career megathread / AMA
Replies: 325
Views: 65299

Re: CS career megathread / AMA

could asking to speak to ICs on the team be seen as negatively, like someone not excited enough about the group or somewhat skeptical of the group? generally only very secure managers don't see that as something negative and there can be insecure managers/people anywhere in these companies. also any...
by app
Sat Dec 12, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Alternative Careers
Topic: CS career megathread / AMA
Replies: 325
Views: 65299

Re: CS career megathread / AMA

the 7 hr of actual work actually requires one to be really wired in for much longer. during weekday for 3-4 hrs after work still gets 'mindshare' and mind will be buzzing with work-topics until into night.
by app
Sat Dec 12, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Alternative Careers
Topic: CS career megathread / AMA
Replies: 325
Views: 65299

Re: CS career megathread / AMA

wizzy wrote:
Fri Dec 11, 2020 12:44 am

There's always going to be randomness with the types of questions...
yeah but this all sounds good in theory about the question bank, calibration etc, it's doesn't happen so in practice. question bank is only a guideline. g is notorious for lack of accountability among its interviewers.
by app
Fri Dec 11, 2020 12:16 am
Forum: Alternative Careers
Topic: CS career megathread / AMA
Replies: 325
Views: 65299

Re: CS career megathread / AMA

If you are already getting G interviews, then I would say the boost probably isn't there since it seems like you're good at LC. But if you're not getting interviews, then I think FB almost guarantees you an interview at G (and at FAANGMULAS/whatever the acronym is now). i mean yeah there is some tr...
by app
Thu Dec 10, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Alternative Careers
Topic: CS career megathread / AMA
Replies: 325
Views: 65299

Re: CS career megathread / AMA

suralin, do you know how long an offer remains valid or one can get the same offer without re-interviewing loop? say if one says no to them, would they be able to get the same offer in Aug 2021? or if one agrees to accept the offer, can they begin in 1 yr from now say Aug/sep 2021? do you have to si...
by app
Thu Dec 10, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Alternative Careers
Topic: CS career megathread / AMA
Replies: 325
Views: 65299

Re: CS career megathread / AMA

yeah, still weighing the pros and cons. one thing i think happens though is that people become a lot more risk averse with age, so trying to avoid any potential mismatch/failure at the next place.
by app
Thu Dec 10, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Alternative Careers
Topic: CS career megathread / AMA
Replies: 325
Views: 65299

Re: CS career megathread / AMA

would you know how the wlb is in AI Infra group? any specific teams within this large group that may have better wlb?
(i'd remove the name of the group later)

please don't quote
by app
Thu Dec 10, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Alternative Careers
Topic: CS career megathread / AMA
Replies: 325
Views: 65299

Re: CS career megathread / AMA

the gunner culture is what worries me. it's much more than what i've seen in G employees i've interacted with. i was told bootcamp to be only 6 weeks, have they changed from 2 months to 6 wks recently (may be due to covid)? from what recruiter tells me, i'm pre-allocated for a specialist role (as op...
by app
Thu Dec 10, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Alternative Careers
Topic: CS career megathread / AMA
Replies: 325
Views: 65299

Re: CS career megathread / AMA

yeah, i'm trying to see if it'd be easier to go to G from fb or or from my current company in future. i know for sure i can't withstand fb culture for long. up until a few months ago, i thought fb and G were similar in opportunities, work culture, difficulty etc. but only in the last few weeks as i...
by app
Thu Dec 10, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Alternative Careers
Topic: CS career megathread / AMA
Replies: 325
Views: 65299

Re: CS career megathread / AMA

re. why applied post above in the thread. i didn't, recruiter reached out and around thanksgiving there were a few days free.
by app
Thu Dec 10, 2020 1:11 am
Forum: Alternative Careers
Topic: CS career megathread / AMA
Replies: 325
Views: 65299

Re: CS career megathread / AMA

not sure if i'd be able to come back from fb if i didn't like it. being an old economy company, these things aren't standardized as much as they are at new companies like FB, G etc. we don't even have a very solid perf review system with people eagerly pushing to get EE, GE ratings. from biz point o...
by app
Thu Dec 10, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: Alternative Careers
Topic: CS career megathread / AMA
Replies: 325
Views: 65299

Re: CS career megathread / AMA

are you at fb or did you work there? what's CME? yes i was talking about that post, but it's kinda hard to believe. i don't go to that site much bc everything there seems to be about a pissing contest, but was browsing it recently to get an idea of fb culture. looked at their bootcamp videos where ...
by app
Wed Dec 09, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Alternative Careers
Topic: CS career megathread / AMA
Replies: 325
Views: 65299

Re: CS career megathread / AMA

the irony of this is that i don't have a facebook account or like the interface or used it regularly except for whatever any rare links sent by others in emails or web browsing over the years. glad it wasn't an interview question.
by app
Wed Dec 09, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Alternative Careers
Topic: CS career megathread / AMA
Replies: 325
Views: 65299

Re: CS career megathread / AMA

Johannes wrote:
Wed Dec 09, 2020 6:29 pm
agree with the challenges part. it's just that making such a move and ramping up in a new role during this shutdown time is harder than usual.
by app
Wed Dec 09, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Alternative Careers
Topic: CS career megathread / AMA
Replies: 325
Views: 65299

Re: CS career megathread / AMA

what is PSC? i've heard if you get a Meets-most rating it's beginning of downfall. there are some stories posted on teamblind about PIP and wlb that are scary as hell. someone recently posted how they switched from G to fb only to be fired recently, at which point they went back to G for a higher le...
by app
Wed Dec 09, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Alternative Careers
Topic: CS career megathread / AMA
Replies: 325
Views: 65299

Re: CS career megathread / AMA

thanks. i am not so much concerned about the gold-star or the hype around fb (already had a known hard to get in ug eng school and in tech it doesn't matter much anyway, i think). a lot of their publicity for recruiting seems over-intense, at least from my perspective. not sure if it'd really open ...
by app
Tue Dec 08, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: Alternative Careers
Topic: CS career megathread / AMA
Replies: 325
Views: 65299

Re: CS career megathread / AMA

recently onsited at fb. am expecting an offer. but I'm concerned about the poor WLB and PIP stories i've heard. a lot of posts online i see suggest constant chat/discussions in internal workflow tools with FB. 6 month review cycles and constant push for so called 'impact'. i don't think i can take t...
by app
Tue Dec 08, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: Alternative Careers
Topic: CS career megathread / AMA
Replies: 325
Views: 65299

Re: CS career megathread / AMA

i’m in a golden handcuffs situation with snap’s stock appreciation so don’t have much personal insight, but seems p much like business as normal, maybe slightly more difficult. am going ahead with a netflix interview though just out of curiosity, pretty unlikely that i’d actually take it what is sn...
by app
Sat Nov 21, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Alternative Careers
Topic: CS career megathread / AMA
Replies: 325
Views: 65299

Re: CS career megathread / AMA

how are those interviewing at tech companies finding job search these days?
by app
Sat Nov 21, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Alternative Careers
Topic: CS career megathread / AMA
Replies: 325
Views: 65299

Re: CS career megathread / AMA

^ did you get the startup in-house role? I worked in a startup once. not sure exactly what to ask from a lawyer role pov, but I think the most important thing to look for is success history of founders, and the VCs involved. some VCs are in for short gains, others for the long haul. plus the quality...