Cracking coding interviews

VMware PatGel
Jun 15, 2018 33 Comments

I noticed here on blind that many people clear all the FANG , Uber, Microsoft , other top companies’ interviews and negotiate with all of them to bump their salaries. On the other hand I have been trying hard to clear even one of them. Last couple of months I interviewed at all these top companies and lost all of them.

What do you guy do to crack all these interviews ? Leetcode ? Any tips will be helpful. I am still trying and will keep trying ...

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TOP 33 Comments
  • Microsoft / Eng Wglass
    If you have a preference for a company, I highly recommend you do the Explore track at Leetcode for that company. Facebook's Explore track is right on -- the coding questions I was asked onsite were in the track.
    Jun 15, 2018 4
    • Peloton / Eng GAJK73
      What is explore track?
      Jun 15, 2018
    • AppDirect EROU22
      I think means the premium
      Jun 15, 2018
    • Microsoft / Eng Wglass
      Pay the subscription. It's totally worth it. The subscription unlocks Explore tracks.
      Jun 15, 2018
    • eBay CountNow
      Did you get into Facebook? How did you prepare for system design
      Jun 15, 2018
  • New AMex31
    How much exp do you have and how many times have you tried with these companies?
    Jun 15, 2018 3
    • VMware PatGel
      OP
      Once . Rejected after onsite few of them and got rejected after phone screen for the remaining.
      Jun 15, 2018
    • New AMex31
      I think most people who succeed only manage to do so after a few attempts. It's very rare to get it the first try, let alone multiple offers. So it's a good thing you started, now you're on your way to success
      Jun 15, 2018
    • VMware PatGel
      OP
      Yes. I now certainly know what to expect if invited next time for the onsite.
      Jun 16, 2018
  • Microsoft / Eng Wglass
    Leetcode.
    Cracking the System Design Interview.
    Practice behavioral questions.
    Jun 15, 2018 0
  • Cisco cluster
    Even getting in VMWare is difficult . How did you make into VMWare?
    Jun 15, 2018 4
    • VMware PatGel
      OP
      Maybe I was prepared well at that time. All those skills I don’t use at work have become rusty and preparing for interviews together with completing tasks at work and managing family is getting very difficult.
      Jun 15, 2018
    • Cisco cluster
      How long have you been working in VMWare?
      Jun 15, 2018
    • VMware PatGel
      OP
      Close to 3 years. I like Vmware, just looking for career growth and other interesting opportunities.
      Jun 15, 2018
    • Cisco cluster
      Oh ok, nice! All the best.
      Jun 15, 2018
  • Compass / Eng
    FUPayMe

    Compass Eng

    PRE
    Google
    FUPayMemore
    Be good. Be personable. Be interesting.
    Jun 15, 2018 4
    • Microsoft JayZee
      This. Onsites are just not about leetcoding. If it were, they’d ask you to just do them remotely on hackerrank
      Jun 15, 2018
    • Tinder / Eng
      meowimacat

      Tinder Eng

      PRE
      Microsoft
      BIO
      Im a cat! Meow 🐈
      meowimacatmore
      Tbh more important is leetcoding. Personable might be weighted higher at your place but generally not at FAANG, as long as you are not an asshole it's fine
      Jun 17, 2018
    • Compass / Eng
      FUPayMe

      Compass Eng

      PRE
      Google
      FUPayMemore
      You say that, but you work at tinder so... \_(ツ)_/¯
      Jun 17, 2018
    • Tinder / Eng
      meowimacat

      Tinder Eng

      PRE
      Microsoft
      BIO
      Im a cat! Meow 🐈
      meowimacatmore
      I did internships at other places before tinder lol. What's wrong with tinder anyway?
      Jun 17, 2018
  • Amazon / Eng msfalg
    Keep practicing.
    For onsites:
    Dress well, avoid body odor (deodorant and shower help)
    Think out loud, more important than solving the problem at 1st is sharing your thought process.
    Try to engage in conversation. They will be your team mates. They have to accept you.
    Do whiteboard not only leetcode.
    Do design on whiteboard.
    Have your experiences aligned with company leadership principles.
    Have very clear what you admire from them and why you want to join.
    Jun 15, 2018 2
    • Gusto Television
      Lmfao @ “avoid body odor”
      Jun 15, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng msfalg
      You’d be surprised..
      Jun 18, 2018
  • Cisco cluster
    I think almost everybody around are in same boat. Who make it, simply leave. Who won’t make it, sadly stay. Competition is really high these days and getting more and more brutal
    Jun 15, 2018 0
  • Oath Opera
    In same boat. Solved 200 leetcode. Done system design. Rocked Uber interview. People say it would be reject though since they don’t take more than 2-3 days to reply.
    Now at rock bottom😕😕. all hard work done in last 3 months = 0
    Jun 15, 2018 4
    • Intuit poirot
      Fingers crossed 🤞 good luck
      Jun 15, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng msfalg
      Amazon took one week to reach back with an offer.
      All the loops I’ve been through helped me. So != 0
      Jun 15, 2018
    • Rockwell Collins jEOK52
      Did you interview at Uber ATG?
      Jun 16, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng msfalg
      Not me
      Jun 18, 2018
  • Tinder / Eng
    meowimacat

    Tinder Eng

    PRE
    Microsoft
    BIO
    Im a cat! Meow 🐈
    meowimacatmore
    Leetcode or GTFO 🤣. What's your leetcode count?

    We really need to add leetcode count to this tc, yoe shit
    Jun 17, 2018 1
    • Marvell SilentSun
      Not everyone here is an engineer. Chill.
      Jun 17, 2018
  • Intuit poirot
    I hear you! The cool off period in these companies is one year😒 which is so demotivating!
    Jun 15, 2018 0
  • Robots and Pencils / Eng Skiena
    DP or GTFO
    Jun 16, 2018 0

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