Interviewed by Google and Apple for Data Scientist roles. Both rejects even after the interviewer directly said that I did a great job during the interview. Why would this happen? I feel dejected ☹. I need to move to bay area by December.

like
Posting as :
works at
You are currently posting as works at

My only guess is that there was someone even more qualified than you, even though you sound perfectly qualified. Both of those companies get a lot of interest which makes it so they can be extra selective. If I were you, I would go ahead and move. With your skill set in that area, I don’t think you’ll stay unemployed long.

likesmart

Thanks D1. Thought so. I am employed so, will be moving with my current employer. As the story goes, my current firm is not willing to increase my pay to bay area standards. So, was searching to move as a potential option to increase my pay.

like

Hey op what your background. I’m also interested in transitioning into FANG analytics from a big 4 data science role

like

What's your background EY1?

Do you require visa sponsorship?

like

I guess so EY2. The lack of reason and feedback after the interview has been literally killing me. Google guy atleast called me and spoke to me while rejecting but Apple guy just ghosted me without any reasoning.

Visa sponsorship definitely could have played in the decision making, but I’ve also been in situations where I had one open role and we loved all the candidates, making the final decision very difficult. I prefer to not say things like “you did a great job” in an interview because it can create a sense an offer is coming when we haven’t made a decision or perhaps even completed other interviews we’d committed to yet. If the individual doesn’t get an offer after being told that, the letdown is even greater, as unfortunately you’ve experienced.

like

I understand and I think most of us who interview a fair bit hit this occasionally. They definitely could have handled it better, but don’t overthink it and keep trying.

It’s an overall tough market given COVID and the recession, plus these are top notch companies that have their pick of candidates. Maybe move with your employer first and figure it out as you hit the ground ?

like

Yup Mck1, that's what I'm gonna do now. Move with the firm and switch later once I find a good opportunity.

When someone tells you you did a great job at anything that very often means you didn’t. This is how and people are...

like

Related Posts

How would u approach a written case with very few data? I’ve received a written case few days in advance for my interview and almost no data and they are asking to propose strategy for my client. I am struggling to understand if I should proceed with deductions and assumption (with no data validation) or structuring it as case but I have no answers to all the question that come out normally when structuring a case. Also, they say I should present a deliverable in a play role environment…

like

Hope This Helps Someone Who Is About To Give Some Interviews 😇

Post Photo
likesmart

Any tips on interviewing at Salesforce for state tax position?

like

I’m looking to further my career and was told I cant interview for a job because I don’t have my k12 administrative certification Anyone in PA- can you help me figure out how to obtain that? TIA

like

Interviewing for Manager in Finance Transformation at a B4. What comp range should I ask for?

like

anyone here interview/work at Deloitte for customer and applied design? where do they fall within the company (i.e. Deloitte digital, monitor Deloitte). also curious about what interviews look like??

like

I have a BCG IT case interview coming up. Is the Victor Change case prep material helpful? Any other material I could use?

like

I desperately want to teach JH History, but every job I interviewed for told me no thanks, they only want coaches (two even specified male!!). Super disheartening. Hopefully one day I can do it.

like

Hi, I have interview this weekend in tcs for java full stack. Can anyone help me on topics which i should focus on for interview with tcs

like

Has anyone heard of people being negatively impacted if their team think they might be leaving? I’m interviewing elsewhere and haven’t told anyone at the firm, but I feel like my managers can feel me pulling away. I’m trying to stay focused on my team while I’m still here but I just don’t care about audit anymore.

like

Trying to exit into FAANG but know it may be a long shot involving a handful of rejections. Meanwhile got approached by a number of recruiters for a) smaller emerging startup <but need to shift geo>, and b) major banks for in-house strategy. I’ll proceed with interviews with a) since it will give me a flavour of tech recruiting, but should I even go through with interview process for b)? Thoughts? Fyi, have not interviewed in 4+ years!

like

Would anyone that works in entertainment PR/Talent management/Entertainment marketing be willing to set up an informational interview with a graduating senior looking to learn more?

like

Is it a bad sign I haven’t heard anything after a second round interview a week ago? Ideally I thought I would have heard some news already since the interviews went well..

like

Applying to Wharton, CBS, NYU, MIT Round 1, wondering what else I should add based on my stats: 750 (48Q, 44V, 5IR - is this a flag?) 3.7 GPA in accounting T50 4 YOE at matriculation at Big 4 Audit with good innovation/leadership highlights. Founded club and other ECs from college, recent advisory board positions but don’t have much to list from them yet. Target is consulting.

like

Hi, Can anyone guide me how to prepare for the case study round in Accenture Strategy Canada? I'm a lateral hire

Interview tomorrow. Gotta convince these industry folks that I really want to make a career out of this and am not planning a slow escape from corporate life 😃😇🤓😱🤔😣

like

Just did an interview few hours ago for a procurement role. I’m currently an audit associate a year in. Is it normal for the interviewer to be grilling me about why I want leave PA? (Half the interview was about why I want to leave PA, and he kept countering my reasons for wanting the procurement role with reasons why PA is better) Seemed a lot more like an interview for an audit role.. 🥲

funnylike

Is there such thing as too much ass kissing in a job interview? Or everyone likes for the interviewee to do their research and act like they would really like to work for the company and the creative director they are interviewing with?

like

On an MBB case R1 interview, interviewer asked if I had info on future communication and I just said "Just finished R1 and R2 is going to come presumably based on R1 interviews", potentially implying that I thought nailed the case. I had not. I knew I'd bombed it. 😅😂🤦‍♂️ I literally found a way to bomb again in the last 30 seconds.

like

Could anyone please tell me about the recruitment process for BCGDV (BCG Digital Ventures) ? I passed the 1st round and have a 2nd round with a Lead but unsure if there is a case study. Asked my HR coordinator who said it will be 45mins on past experience and competencies but no need to prepare. Still not sure about case studies and if yes, what type? Thank you

like

Additional Posts

Where can I find an example of an etl case study?

like

Anyone have insight into the culture at Adobe? specifically in a professional services standpoint. A good exit opp from a WLB standpoint? Seems like an awesome company.

like

What is the starting salary for a promoted senior in the MIAMI / Ft. Lauderdale area?

like

I am still at the job posting stage and my visa is expiring on March 2021. I’ve been following-up with the lawyer and they don’t seem pressured with the timing. I just feel that I am in a tight situation considering new visa regulations from Trump’s administration & wondering if I am overreacting. If anybody is on the same boat, do you think that I should be worried & should continue to follow up frequently with the lawyer?

like

Planing on moving to NYC in the next 3 years with my husband. Been looking at potential jobs that I may be interested in for when the time comes and a lot of the ones I’m interested in says “big four experience preferred.” I work for a regional PA firm and wanted to see what everyone’s thoughts are. If I stay at my current job, I’ll be manager by the time I leave for NYC or should I make the jump to B4 soon? Does “B4 preferred” outweigh my chances even if I’m a manager when comes down to it?

like

Am I putting my manager on blast when the teams I work with ask the status of a project and I tell them it is waiting on the manager review? It is true and it has become a sticking point at this several times throughout the process.

like

Laptop just cut out and started smoking... that’s one way to start the holiday early!

like

Really afraid that MBAs will go back to remote and that I will waste the opportunity to get the time of my life

like

Green Card Holders to Citizenship replies only: My civic test/interview is next week, are there any audio materials out there for the 100 Q&A for the Naturalization Test? I just prefer listening to reading 11 pages.

funnylike

Hello folks, I am a Senior Consultant at a big 4. Wanted to ask about Microsoft Azure consulting? What is the type of work, work life balance, compensation etc. Has anyone from you made a switch from big4 to Microsoft consulting who can help me understand the pros and cons. Thanks in Advance.

like

I’ve always gotten the advice that when you want to switch jobs you should take interviews from places you’re not actually interested in, so you can understand your value in the market and have better negotiating power. I’m doing that rn - took a couple interviews to gauge my skills, my market value, and see what I need to work on for interviews that I actually care about. However, I feel really guilty about wasting their time and going all the way knowing I’ll just say no at the end. Wwyd?

like

Just got a big raise (50%+) starting July 1st that is going to move me out of income limits for direct Roth IRA contributions (prior to raise was under the limit) even with maxed pretax 401k and HSA - however I am already halfway through contributions ($3000). What options do I have to address these excess contributions?

like

Anyone applied for Chase Ink cards - for businesses and gotten approved. I don’t have a business outside of my current job.

like

Associate. 80k. Looking to make a move potentially to a boutique firm that'll pay at least 5-10k less if I were to guess. But the culture and work seem amazing. Thoughts?

like

For those, who are immigrants, what made you stay in New York? Would be especially interested to hear from those who didn’t come for economical reasons. I am told the excitement about the city wears off 😅 I am European, just came 2 years ago and am still loving it, but also start to wonder if staying in a job I don’t like it’s all worth it (I am on L1 visa, so no way to find a new job). Life in Europe isn’t too bad either.

like

Speed test!!! Wfh #gigabit fiber

Post Photo
like

I love when PwC throws me onto a busy season from October-January for a different market team so I can roll off in January and be on my busy season clients until April...second year in a row!!!

like

Do you think your building or classroom is ready to go back to school?

like

What’s going on in the DDB creative dept? Why has everyone left in the last two weeks?

like

I came over from a B4 to a smaller firm. I've been out on one of their bigger clients. Hours aren't as bad as B4. I'm amazed how the homegrown staff and seniors freak out when they hear the amt of hrs

like

New to Fishbowl?

Download the Fishbowl app to
unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.
Download Fishbowl to see what others are saying
That was just a preview…
Sign Up to see all discussions
  • Discover what it’s like to work at companies from real professionals
  • Get candid advice from people in your field in a safe space
  • Chat and network with other professionals in your field
Sign up in seconds to unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.

Already a user?
Login here

Share

Embed this post

Copy and paste embed code on your site

Preview

Download the Fishbowl app

Get realtime notifications and see
what's happening in your industry
from the palm of your hand.