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Nest Senior Engineer Interview Questions

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I applied online. The process took 5+ months. I interviewed at Nest.

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Submit an application/resume for an opening you find on linkedin. Hear nothing, not even an acknowledgment of receipt. Wait four months. Receive a phone call to attend an 'open house.' Attend open house. Interact politely with engineers and listen to the company spiel where they pass around a piece of CNC machined aluminum. Agree with the presenter that this 'technology' (we ARE talking about something that is done at a machine shop) is truly amazing. Politely follow up with a thank you email which will be rudely ignored.

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  • I was not asked any technical questions. But, I learned enough about the company to want to steer clear of it. I was told that they intentionally did not seek out anyone with experience in the design, manufacture, or support of the product they were building: "We didn't want someone to tell us it couldn't be done." This is code for, "we don't want anyone your age who hasn't worked at Apple working here." As a potential employee, please look on the amazon website for reviews of this product and see how well this arrogance has paid off. A lot of the problems noted could have been avoided had they had the humility to engage with someone who had experience in this product space. I would wonder about the judgment of any engineer who wants to insulate himself from an opinion--one based on experience--that differs from his own.   2 Answers
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