Airbnb Frontend L5 Interview Questions

Uber Jfyv57
Jun 12 15 Comments

I’ve been a frontend engineer for 4 years now, 2 of which have been as an L4 at Uber.

I like it here, but Airbnb sounds more exciting - I have an L5 interview soon, and I feel really comfortable/confident with my front end skills, BUT is it worth brushing up on those white board-type LeetCode questions?

For those of you at Airbnb or in a similar situation that have applied there, how difficult did you find the process?

Thanks!

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TOP 15 Comments
  • Amazon / IT Awsqedrf
    Good luck 👍 and post your questions here once done 😅
    Jun 12 3
    • Uber Jfyv57
      OP
      Thanks! Haha sure 😉
      Jun 12
    • Qualcomm / Eng dynasty001
      If you're Chinese, you can join a channel on WeChat where they discuss the questions :-)
      Jun 12
    • Uber Jfyv57
      OP
      Thanks but I won’t be able to take advantage of that unfortunately :P
      Jun 12
  • Microsoft YsTJ07
    The Airbnb front-end questions are mostly practical problems. That being said, you will be asked one leetcode hard question during the on-site... Be confident with jquery or vanilla js. It's very hard to pass a front-end loop because there's so few open positions and TBH I don't see any reason to hire a L5+ front-end specialist... Best of luck!
    Jun 12 6
    • Microsoft YsTJ07
      I'm sure Airbnb would have an open position if they are recruiting for it. I'm just talking about hiring in general. Last time I talked to a FB recruiter, he told me that they have 1000 front-end engineers and probably around 18k engineers in total... The percentage is low.
      Jun 12
    • Uber Jfyv57
      OP
      Ruh roh, maybe I’m in a dying field!
      Jun 12
    • Microsoft YsTJ07
      It's definitely not dying but just extremely competitive. Also the bar for entry is much lower. 1 year ago, I interviewed for 3 companies for front-end positions, I didn't get a single one. This year, I interviewed at 3 companies for back-end positions and got all 3 without downlevel. Interview questions were the same difficulty.

      More positions means lower bar. It's just supply and demand
      Jun 12
    • Airbnb ffvii
      Lmao Microsoft. “Be confident with jQuery?”, “no reason to hire L5 frontend specialists?” You’re obviously a leetcode monkey who can’t clear more practically oriented FE loop.

      Uber - do your homework, practice coding in codepen and you’ll be alright bud.
      Jun 13
    • Microsoft YsTJ07
      Listen, I actually did the front-end loop 7 months ago. The recruiters told me specifically that Airbnb no longer uses jQuery. I go into the interview and start designing the answer in react, the interviewer quickly tells me to use jQuery... I've done both front-end and back-end, I'd rather have 2 L4s than 1 L5 any day for front-end... Front-end is all grunt work, I never even had to use a white board for it because it's so simple, just follow the framework which holds you into a design... Scaling is the most important problem in this economy of scale world and front-end doesn't have this problem...
      Jun 13
  • New ewTc57
    My interview was less leet code and more of real world problem solving and i enjoyed it.
    Jun 12 1
    • Uber Jfyv57
      OP
      That’s great to hear, thanks !
      Jun 12
  • New fmn723
    How'd It go OP?
    Jul 17 0
  • Grainger vijayvadlamani
    @op you never gave us an update on how it went?
    Jun 24 0

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