Companies that allow computer for coding onsite

Bloomberg / Eng 7bd92"
Jul 16 17 Comments

So far, as of my onsite interviews last year:

- Google: option to use laptop, without running code for coding questions
- Airbnb: use computer and run code for coding questions
- Bloomberg: use computer and run code for coding questions
- Square: use computer and run code for coding questions
- Uber: solve coding questions with whiteboard only
- PayPal: mix of whiteboard and computer, without running code for coding questions

Can anyone comment on Two Sigma, Citadel, Jane Street, HRT, FB, LinkedIn, Lyft, Twitter, Amazon, Microsoft, Oracle, Snapchat, Pinterest, Roku, Netflix and other top paying companies?


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TOP 17 Comments
  • Susquehanna International / Eng Kristaps11
    AWS had a round with a laptop and a remote interviewer. It was an awful experience with a garbage laptop with what seemed like a 1280x720 display and a trackpad with a nonfunctional left click. If given the option of using that or just doing whiteboarding I’ll take the whiteboard.
    Jul 16 0
  • Regeneron eljE63
    Jul 16 1
    • Tibco software / Eng !mlikoj!
      Click the bell icon on the top right
      Jul 16
  • Tibco software / Eng !mlikoj!
    I went to Uber onsite twice and they have a round where they expect you to execute one coding question on your laptop.
    Jul 16 4
    • Google / Eng batmobile
      What do you do in other rounds?
      Jul 16
    • Qualcomm NqAf57
      What if you don't have a laptop with you?
      Jul 16
    • New / IT

      New IT

      They provide laptop in most cases
      Jul 16
    • Tibco software / Eng !mlikoj!
      They provide you with one if you don't have a laptop
      Jul 16
  • Amazon pokeman
    For stripe and lyft, I suggest you bring your own laptop.
    Jul 19 0
  • Airbnb kYFK02
    What’s the issue here?
    Jul 16 0
  • Jane Street allows you to write code in an editor that’s projected up on a TV, you won’t have to run things.

    Two Sigma incorporates a computer for some of their questions, you will actually end up running code with tests, and they have skeletons already made depending on the question.
    Jul 17 2
    • And I should say the whiteboard is still a large part of both of these interviews.
      Jul 17
    • Susquehanna International / Eng Kristaps11
      I’ve noticed compiling code has been a part of almost all my trading firm interviews (5) in contrast with my two FAANG interviews.
      Jul 17
  • Facebook xkeE87
    I would always go for whiteboard, given the option. When I am interviewing others, I'm more concerned in the coding logic, not if someone remembers the different syntax of the different collections APIs (as an example). I will tell people to go with an api that makes sense to them, if they do start to consider tjis.

    Doing interviews on whiteboard encourages both parties to consider the logic, and not the line that syntax checker has marked in red.
    Jul 16 1
    • Bloomberg / Eng 7bd92"
      True, but it also introduces the risk that the interviewer reads the code incorrectly. This could result in passing a candidate who should have failed, or vice versa.
      Jul 16
  • Tibco software / Eng !mlikoj!
    Splunk has the option of laptop or whiteboard. I chose whiteboard
    Jul 16 0
  • IBM kaplop
    Amazon allows it but you need to ask early in the process. They won’t volunteer it. I’d also remind them a few days before.
    Jul 16 0


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