Companies which hire based on coding other than FAANG

Symantec faanglove
May 30 12 Comments

Hi

Currently I’m working as a software engineer with less than 2 YOE in DevOps background. I aimed at FAANG but interviewed and failed at every single one of those.

I want to switch jobs now and would like to try FAANG again at a later time.

Since I have recently interviewed for Google, Fb, Amazon, Apple my coding skills are still fresh and completed about 300+ problems on leetcode

If you know some good midsized companies that hire with more focus on coding interviews and doesn’t really care about my background, please suggest

Thanks in advance!!!

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TOP 12 Comments
  • Internet Brands letsgoooo
    Curious how you failed with 300 LCs? Were those honestly submitted?
    May 30 0
  • Amazon mdllgo
    I passed G interviews before leetcode existed. Now that it does, I failed!
    May 30 0
  • Google dCyj41
    Leetcode is a refresher/aid. You cant only do Leetcode and expect to be successful
    May 30 1
    • Symantec faanglove
      OP
      Sad but absolutely true
      May 30
  • LinkedIn / Eng xfactorial
    They.whiteboarded.me
    May 31 0
  • LinkedIn guua18
    I would actually like to know what companies hire engineers based not on coding, actually. Preferably by looks, I can ace that shit easy.
    May 30 0
  • Symantec faanglove
    OP
    Yep took almost 9 months to complete those many and never looked at a solution

    May be I’m not up to the level of FAANG, that’s why thinking to apply for non-FAANG companies
    May 30 2
    • Internet Brands letsgoooo
      People do FANG with 200 LCs. How you failed questions then? You faced with all hards or never seen problems?

      Don't be offended, cus I am on similar boat. Maybe you should consider to re-apply to FANG before give up?
      May 30
    • Symantec faanglove
      OP
      Yep I definitely will try for FAANG and will join one in some point of time, but not now coz of cool off period

      Haven’t got feedback from a single recruiter after onsite except that they say I’m really close, so I really don’t know where I can improve
      May 30
  • Microsoft whadaheck
    I think you would have been better off if u interviewed at other companies first. The pattern I see is people acquire interview skills after a few attempts. Then, they refine leetcode and reinterview after a few months to a year then they start passing more.

    Here are some:
    UIpath, Cruise automation, Uber, Microsoft, Snap, Qualtrics. In fact, all the companies these days have very similar styles as FANG companies.
    May 30 1
    • Symantec faanglove
      OP
      Yep lesson learnt....
      Thanks for the list though
      May 30
  • Symantec faanglove
    OP
    Well last month I have interviewed with couple of companies who asked about docker/container and kubernetes stuff which I never worked before

    I believe I can learn them once I join the company but if they look for those in the interviews I cannot ace them at all

    That’s why looking I’m looking for companies which hire based on coding interviews as main focus
    May 30 0