Do FAANG SE's have to do coding interviews when taking jobs elsewhere?

New Adamned
Mar 3 19 Comments

I worked at a startup where our senior devs gave job applicants coding interviews. One applicant worked at Netflix and refused to do the coding interview saying her career spoke for itself.

It seemed a little conceited but at the same time I kind of agreed. Is this normal?

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  • Aurora bystander!
    A missing red carpet upset her.
    Mar 3 0
  • Google / Eng
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    I'm starting to look for a new job now and I'm expecting all decent companies to ask me coding questions.
    Mar 3 0
  • Okta doomsday
    Lmao.
    Mar 3 0
  • Amazon Andy Pezos
    Not normal. Just because someone is from fang does not mean they are good. Even at Google there’s some dead wood. I would pass on such a person for IC role.
    Mar 3 0
  • Wells Fargo gyut
    It’s ridiculous. It doesn’t matter how great the person is .. they have to go through the company interview process.. even if the interview process sounds stupid...if someone refuse to go through the process, then it’s a red flag to hire and manage such type of persons.. good luck managing them..
    Mar 3 0
  • Amazon Andy Pezos
    Not sure why would someone with extensive portfolio and/or open source contributions ever want to skip coding interviews. The interview is usually easier than the actual job.
    Mar 3 8
    • Amazon Andy Pezos
      I’ve never asked or seen LeetCode hard asked in a real interview.
      Mar 3
    • New TSTC
      I failed an Uber interview because of LC hard question.
      Mar 3
    • Bloomberg / Eng iVX372
      I had one LC hard at Airbnb and one at Square. Never at Uber or Google
      Mar 3
    • Amazon Andy Pezos
      If those guys want to recruit IOI and ICPC champions—more power to them. That’s not a good reason to abandon coding interviews entirely.
      Mar 3
    • New TSTC
      I wouldn’t say abandon completely. I like and can appreciate a coding interview where it’s along the lines of look at some code and modify or fix it to do something else where the code is a self-contained task that has some semblance to what the company actually does and seems to be a more accurate reflection of day-to-day development than what the typical LC question expresses.
      Mar 3
  • Amadeus Trick2g
    Does your company pay more than fang? If the candidate makes way more tc than your senior engineers, then yeah, you guys don’t have the credentials to ask that person to go through an entire loop.
    Mar 3 0
  • Microsoft baaaaallls
    She obviously can't code.
    Mar 3 0
  • OpenTable Meliodas
    Yes. I may skip a coding project, if someone has a public portfolio of code that we can review instead, but that goes for anyone.

    There is nothing special about FAANG. In fact, the opposite, they can afford to hire bad devs.
    Mar 3 0
  • Adobe / Eng kiuyfder
    I think the only folks that get to skip traditional interviews are people that contribute heavily to open source, or have prior programming experience with the people interviewing them.
    Mar 3 0
  • Oracle tamatar
    Only if they agree to get down-leveled
    Mar 3 0

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