There’s so much hate in these comments, and coming from another 20s-something “veteran” with over a decade of professional experience (making 6-figures, no less), I’m pretty fed up with the interview process as well. So many people are quick to tell you off, and while I may disagree in some areas, it’s a great indication of how terrible corporate interviews are. My colleague and I discussed this recently and said how once you’re into those big corporate companies, it’s nearly impossible to be fired, so sometimes a bit “ridiculous” interviewing process is in order.
At this stage of my career, if I have to do theoretically whiteboard challenges, I politely excuse myself and tell them I’m no longer interested. Thankfully, the past 10+ interviews, I rarely have had to “prove” myself anymore. My resume has enough big names and general “garbage” for them to no longer waste my time. Even Blizzard had one of the easiest interview processes despite what people have claimed.
Good luck in your ventures, Sahat!