Apple Interview- 6 hours of coding exercise

Cisco dadb84
Oct 22, 2018 19 Comments

I have got a weird email from apple recruiter that I will have to complete a 6 hours coding exercise. So at whatever time they sent the exercise, I will have to return within 6 hours

Has anyone experienced this?

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  • Igneous Systems / Eng zzzyyy
    no, but lots of companies do takehome projects so its not that weird
    Oct 22, 2018 7
    • Apple Gg56fh
      You’ll have onsite interviews and be asked to write code on the white board.

      @dadb84, which team gave you the take home project? Is it a typical data structures/algorithm question (e.g: leetcode) or is it a debugging exercise (find and fix bugs in a patch of code) or a design project (“build an app to...” or “build a microservice to..”)?
      Oct 22, 2018
    • New tLFu71
      @zzzyyy - I got an offer from Cisco without ever doing an onsite. Everything was over phone or webex. So it is a thing at some places.
      Oct 22, 2018
    • Cisco dadb84
      OP
      Cisco is a sucker. If you have good reference then you will be hired without any interview
      Oct 22, 2018
    • Cisco bitset
      Is Cisco that bad?
      Oct 23, 2018
    • Google LockUnlock
      WebEx is sort of onsite, no?
      Oct 24, 2018
  • Igneous Systems / Eng zzzyyy
    well if you do a remote equivalent of an on-site that might be different
    Oct 22, 2018 1
    • Cisco dadb84
      OP
      True that.
      Oct 22, 2018
  • Rubrik Cgwg18
    Yes I got that. Don’t remember the exact thing but it involved writing a program to walk a directory structure. Focus was data structure, algorithm approach and writing test cases. It wasn’t that hard tbh.
    Oct 22, 2018 3
    • Cisco dadb84
      OP
      Was yours for SDET position?
      Oct 22, 2018
    • Rubrik Cgwg18
      Yes
      Oct 23, 2018
    • Cisco dadb84
      OP
      Hey got the same question. Do you remember how they evaluate it?
      Oct 25, 2018
  • Broadcom Ltd. / Eng
    headbanger

    Broadcom Ltd. Eng

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    headbangermore
    Be careful. They may be trying to get free code from you. Basically working for them for free. SpaceX is doing a similar thing. They make candidates write code and then you never hear back from them. Or they come up with some BS bug in your code and cancel the on-site interview. I don’t mind writing snippets of code on the whiteboard. But an entire app or project, that’s a different story.
    Oct 23, 2018 0
  • Apple Tattoo-
    Dump it
    Oct 22, 2018 1
    • Cisco dadb84
      OP
      What?
      Oct 22, 2018
  • Apple
    xs-max

    Apple

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    xs-maxmore
    Oct 23, 2018 0
  • Apple Apolgar
    I experienced this a couple years ago, but it was only 1 hr 😳
    Oct 23, 2018 0