Data analyst interview prep

New spire
Jul 21, 2017 11 Comments

I need any guidance understanding how the data analyst interviews are for companies like google and Facebook.
Is there an emphasis on data structures and algorithms. What kind of questions does one need to be ready for

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  • Xchange Leasing / Product ckMv46
    @uber we ask adv sql exercises and logical reasoning.
    Jul 22, 2017 0
  • Microsoft whyIMHere
    Data structures and algorithms are everywhere on top of that you can add what you want, but DS and algorithms are basic stuffs everyone asks now a days
    Jul 21, 2017 7
    • New spire
      OP
      Thanks for clarifying this. For someone who doesnt have a computer science background.. how long would it ideally take to be interview ready
      Jul 21, 2017
    • Amazon hdessfh098
      are you sure? why data structures and algorithms for data analyst?
      Jul 21, 2017
    • Microsoft whyIMHere
      Yes if you are planning to hit product based companies but if you target consultancies they will not ask you data structure and algorithms
      Jul 21, 2017
    • Microsoft whyIMHere
      Prep time really depends upon you how much efforts you put to preparer and your interest level
      Jul 21, 2017
    • Amazon hdessfh098
      I work for Amazon....I have never seen data analyst being asked algorithms
      Jul 21, 2017
    • New spire
      OP
      What kind of questions do they ask in data analyst interviews? I will be starting prep soon. I do not want to spend time studying topics which i won't be tested on
      Jul 21, 2017
    • Microsoft whyIMHere
      When you say data analyst what actually you will be doing how you can analyze in an efficient way the data without knowing basic data structure concepts? One way is to use built in api but if you have to write some custom model then you will need to see coding part so can you please be more specific on job duties?
      Jul 22, 2017
  • Benefitfocus xNSV78
    For those two specifically.. Your recruiter will give you a heads up on what you'll be expected to study for.
    Jul 23, 2017 0
  • Amazon hdessfh098
    I don't know for sure but I pretty much doubt if they ask algorithms for data analyst position

    nowadays job title doesn't mean anything.... they might be looking for applied scientist
    Jul 21, 2017 0

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