Does Leetcode show the interview questions by location?

Microsoft cheinebs
Jun 10 7 Comments

If Leetcode does not specify the location, it could mix Microsoft US office with Microsoft China office for example. Any websites that filter by location?

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  • Amazon SeekingHLP
    How about letting me know exactly what will be asked in the interview. Actually one more, how about solving it for me once it is decided what will be asked to me.
    Jun 10 4
    • Microsoft cheinebs
      OP
      I see your point and actually hate we have to play this game. Frustrating for a senior like me as I need to dig in for something useless. But leetcode is already out there and it is not in litigation so far. If we want the things to go in a right way, we should not have such websites. But then it will only help a group of cheaters who will share the problems in specific offices which is already happening. This whole leetcode thing is dumb to me. Interviewers should test for specific company values (eg leadership principle and discuss about experience). However interviewers are juniors these days and can’t ask such questions.
      Jun 10
    • Amazon SeekingHLP
      I believe the idea is that you solve so many LCs that you develop the logical thinking about how to solve a problem. The interviewers are encouraged to check problem solving skills and ability to read/write code. Nobody(as far as I know) is going to compile your code or fail you because there were a few errors in the code.

      Continue focus on quality of code, asking clarifying questions, break a complex problem into smaller solvable problems and demonstrate that in your interview. I am sure most of the interviewers will be impressed.

      All the best.
      Jun 10
    • Microsoft cheinebs
      OP
      Thanks for replying. Yeah I agree to all of that except that the part where you mention about compilation. I feel engineers at old big tech companies like Google Amazon and Microsoft tend to see what you just described.

      However, if you interview at young pre or just IPOed companies like AirBnb and Snap, you will know that they are picky about every mistake you make while coding and they also compile your code as you are supposed to bring a laptop to show working code. These favor the people who have solved the problem. I was able to pass Airbnb to final stage because I solved problems which I have practiced before (as leetocde top frequent problems they were).

      My friends who got offers from Google and many others couldn’t pass the first two because they have not practiced them. This is where I was frustrated. They were much more prepared than me yet fail them because they didn’t practice enough. Interviewers these days don’t care much about logical thinking unless you can code hard level problem in 40 mins without a bug. That is a reality.
      Jun 10
    • Amazon SeekingHLP
      I haven’t seen it, but may be possible. If interviewers are reading this, they need to take action.
      Jun 10
  • Cisco superchic
    Time for feature request. They can then visualize across geo what categories of questions are popular in which part of the world :)
    Jun 10 1
    • Microsoft cheinebs
      OP
      My hunch is that they are not doing it as 1) pool of problem sets will be too small outside of a few locations 2) small set can expose the interviewee.
      Jun 10