Coding interview vs. case interview

New eAFS72
Jul 3 6 Comments

Which is more difficult do you think to prep and master?

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  • IMS Health / IT
    iLoveLeet

    IMS Health IT

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    Cognizant
    BIO
    Software professional always looking for something better
    iLoveLeetmore
    What do you mean by case Interview? Can you please elaborate?
    Jul 3 3
    • New eAFS72
      OP
      Case Study Interview it's something that they do at consulting firms and banks
      Jul 3
    • IMS Health / IT
      iLoveLeet

      IMS Health IT

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      Cognizant
      BIO
      Software professional always looking for something better
      iLoveLeetmore
      Oh okay. I would appreciate if you can give some example of questions
      Jul 3
    • Bank of America / Eng jkQk45
      Been working for Banks for a while now, been interviewing with Banks for my entire career, never heard of the term.
      Jul 4
  • Akuna Capital / Eng
    HFTBro

    Akuna Capital Eng

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    Microsoft
    HFTBromore
    Case interviews are definitely easier. I passed the McKinsey case interviews with just a week of prep. You don’t even need to go to business school; in fact, the CS/Eng. people who interviewed with me overwhelmingly performed better than the business majors.

    To pass a coding interview at a top tech company (comparable to McKinsey status), you have to first learn how to code well (6 months minimum), then learn DS&A (another month or two), then practice 100-200 problems on LeetCode (another 3-6 months).

    A smart high school student could probably read Victor Cheng, practice a few (20-40) cases, and pass the interviews. The only thing missing are the extracurricular and leadership experiences, which are pretty easy to obtain if you really seek them (just be involved and social).
    Yesterday 0
  • Goldman Sachs fake engineer
    Banks don't ask cases, consulting does, and sometimes PM/data science.

    There's basically a format you have to follow. McKinsey has examples on their website. It's really dumb fluff IMO.
    Jul 8 0