Are interviews in India harder than in America ? Geeksforgeeks over Leetcode ?

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Jun 26 18 Comments

Think India focuses more on geeksforgeeks rather than leetcode

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  • Google pxel
    Yes I think they are harder
    Jun 26 0
  • New / Data
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    zuzubimore
    Interviewed in India and then moved to EU and had a few interviews here. The bar in India is indeed higher and jobs are more competitive.
    Jun 26 0
  • Amazon cat_
    Yes, hiring bar is higher and quality of work is worse compared to US
    Jun 26 0
  • Uber uber101
    personal experience - I also feel that interviewers in India lack maturity and openness in interviewing (sorry to generalize, it may not be true to all ) The reason I am saying this is because folks in India like to play by rule book and usually tend to focus on hard leetcode algo skills or codechef/topcode style tricky questions. I've observed that in US, focus is more on the approach than getting it just right, ability to break down the problem, ability to ask enough questions, tendency to think out of the box solutions, if they have covered all the possibilities and tradeoffs, ability to articulate the ideas across the room properly etc. During debriefs, Ive seen fellow interviewers highlighting all these aspects in US about the candidate whereas in India it was sort of binary - was candidate able to code most optimal solution or not.

    Now, this is my personal exp and may not apply to all.
    Jun 28 0
  • Barclays PLC FAANGHNTER
    Care to explain how is it higher ?
    Jun 26 5
    • Nvidia martiand
      Opposite of lower
      Jun 26
    • Walmart.com 🌲50
      Question bank, more often than not, is Geeks for Geeks, which is like LC with a poor UI but much larger. Nearly impossible to cover a decent chunk of it. To make things worse, some interviewers might pull up a Topcoder 500 pointer or a Google code jam 15-20 pointer or something from Codechef. Tricky discrete math, graph theory, probability, esoteric data structures are all game. There is always large supply of candidates with very strong CS background who will actually ace these interviews. So unless you are up for playing this game to their level, your chances are slim. There are exceptions of course that will ask you just to build a O(1) max stack and roll out an offer
      Jun 26
    • Google pxel
      Exactly you are more expected to bea competitive programmer than a regular cs student who just knows algorithms from his coursework and did some LC
      Jun 26
    • Microsoft / Eng UST Ghost
      Ah, that would explain it.

      CS theory is useless in 99.99% of the tasks you do.

      What a waste.
      Jun 26
    • Nvidia meteor2020
      Yes, it actually is unless you're actually doing comp eng stuff.. which I doubt is popular at "Microsoft"
      Jun 26
  • Amazon / Eng Somebdy
    GeeksForGeeks UI is just terrible
    Jun 26 0
  • yes, My friend had attended MS , linkedin and Flipkart. all were harder in India. He got MS offer in USA
    Jun 29 0
  • Apple magikarp16
    Yup. For sure. Experienced this myself.
    Jun 26 0
  • New CxOE16
    How about Canada compared to US?
    Jul 1 0
  • Education First zWcW73
    Re
    Jul 1 0
  • Microsoft pudul
    5x harder than what in USA..2 leet code qnds.. medium or hard...
    Jun 28 0
  • Nvidia martiand
    10x harder in Africa (1mbps internet)
    Jun 26 0
  • Walmart.com 🌲50
    Interview difficulty and hiring bar are both couple of notches higher in India than in US. Not sure about how it compares to EU.
    Jun 26 0