Did you have time to solve Amazon coding questions optimally

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Don Juan de Bezos
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Aug 23 12 Comments

Did you get an offer from Amazon despite not solving the coding questions optimally? This was for the EC2 team which has a higher bar.

By the time I got done with the LP questions and pulled teeth to figure out what was being asked, there was only about 15 mins left for coding.

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  • Amazon BananaBro
    I have passed candidates who don’t finish, provided they understand the problem and write the important parts cleanly.
    Aug 23 1
    • Apple
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      Don Juan de Bezos
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      Username checks out
      Aug 23
  • Amazon NMJO05
    Make this a poll
    Aug 23 0
  • Progress vvUr36
    What's BR?
    Aug 23 2
    • Oracle pzd
      It involves a probe and a bottle of lube
      Aug 23
    • Apple
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      Don Juan de Bezos
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      And Jeff bezos
      Aug 23
  • Amazon / Eng jinteki
    I got lucky with 3/4s of my coding questions but flubbed the final one on the most junior interviewer. My brain had just given up after perfectly solving the prior questions. I got a strong offer. I suspect that the negative datapoint given by the junior interviewer was discounted because I aced the HM and BR interviews.
    Aug 23 2
    • Apple
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      Did the BR ask a system design question?
      Aug 23
    • Amazon / Eng jinteki
      It varies what the BR will ask, but in my case yes.
      Aug 23
  • Facebook / Eng Zuckurberg
    I got the solution, but did not finish the code and in another interview finished the code for part of the solution but the other part was sub optimal. Still got L6. However, I did well on design and leadership questions.
    Aug 24 0
  • Google SdrPikachu
    I ran out of time in one round (we went 60 minutes instead of the allotted 50), still got the L6 offer.
    Aug 23 0
  • Amazon ohjangbeum
    higher bar for ec2? really?
    Aug 23 0

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