Does iOS position need to solve leetcode HARD problem with less than 20% acceptance in 45 min...

Amazon / Eng Snakamodo
Sep 20, 2018 35 Comments

I have to say it’s the worst phone interview experience ever... a leetcode hard problem with acceptance under 20%, need to compile and run , online, within 45 min... I’ve finished the algorithm but no time to write test cases... ran it verbally.. no idea why you don’t ask about solving problems within iOS field!!!! Are you looking for ACMers? As a former ACMer, I surrender...

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  • Netflix / Eng
    LukeCaged

    Netflix Eng

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    Got locked out of my LukeCage account, so here I am as LukeCaged
    LukeCagedmore
    As I've said dozens of times, those interviews give zero signal about iOS ability. I don't ask them when I make hires.

    I don't care how well you can leetcode with a prefix trie if you can't write multithreaded code, don't really know what dispatch_async actually does, or can't talk to me about real world design patterns.
    Sep 20, 2018 7
    • Vertivco / Eng
      Fast Papua

      Vertivco Eng

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      Fast Papuamore
      Too bad 97% of the time, Netflix only looks for senior engineers. So it's a skewed chicken-and-egg situation where you need to have tons of experience before you're allowed to approach.
      So Netflix will not respond to you, nor anyone, really.
      Sep 20, 2018
    • Netflix / Eng
      LukeCaged

      Netflix Eng

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      Got locked out of my LukeCage account, so here I am as LukeCaged
      LukeCagedmore
      @farie - all development is great here 😀
      Sep 20, 2018
    • RingCentral / Eng
      duck bezos

      RingCentral Eng

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      Yahoo
      duck bezosmore
      Hey @LukeCaged, I have been trying to get to Netflix. I am also an iOS dev. Is there a minimum YOE criteria I should know? I ask as I have 3 offers right not from FAANG/ non FAANG but Netflix never responds to my applications.
      Sep 20, 2018
    • Netflix / Eng
      LukeCaged

      Netflix Eng

      BIO
      Got locked out of my LukeCage account, so here I am as LukeCaged
      LukeCagedmore
      No specific YOE criteria, it's just about having relevant experience for whatever the role is. Generally senior is preferred,but you can be senior at a young age.

      Apply on the jobs site - that's my best suggestion. They read and source those pretty aggressively.
      Sep 20, 2018
    • Using GCD does not make it multithreaded code. The whole idea is to avoid writing multithreaded code directly.
      Sep 21, 2018
  • Microsoft DOyu71
    Academy of Computing Midgets
    Sep 20, 2018 2
    • Amazon / Eng Snakamodo
      OP
      Machinery lol but pretty close
      Sep 20, 2018
    • Microsoft DOyu71
      I know what ACM stands for.
      Sep 20, 2018
  • New / Eng michalumni
    All cute monkeys.🐵🙊🐒
    Sep 20, 2018 1
    • Amazon / Eng Snakamodo
      OP
      You are lovely:)
      Sep 20, 2018
  • Snapchat iamtrump
    Academy of Cocky Motherfuckers
    Sep 20, 2018 1
    • Amazon / Eng Snakamodo
      OP
      You made it to Snapchat! Congratulations! Respect!
      Sep 20, 2018
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    Sep 20, 2018 0
  • Microsoft / Eng
    6ixGod

    Microsoft Eng

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    iOS engineer here. Got rejected by WhatsApp during final round after solving LRU Cache but I couldn’t remember how to make functions thread safe in Java which is something I learned freshman year of college and not relevant to iOS
    Sep 20, 2018 3
    • Groupon preorder
      Thread safety is relevant to any software that runs these days.
      Sep 20, 2018
    • Microsoft / Eng
      6ixGod

      Microsoft Eng

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      6ixGodmore
      Yes but in Java you just add the synchronized keyword to the function def to make it Thread safe while for swift (iOS) it’s different (using GCD) so the question wasn’t relevant to the role I was looking for
      Sep 20, 2018
    • Microsoft DOyu71
      I ask everyone multi threaded questions. Probably lucky your Ms loop was not with me :)
      Sep 20, 2018
  • Google / Eng YLKQ60
    Former ACMer?
    Sep 20, 2018 3
    • Amazon / Eng Snakamodo
      OP
      What then?
      Sep 20, 2018
    • Google / Eng YLKQ60
      Doesn't these problems look trivial to you?
      Sep 20, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng Snakamodo
      OP
      Yes when I was in the preparation phase but that’s 5 yrs ago and I’m now a mobile developer who doesn’t really have to solve those complex problems in daily work...
      Sep 20, 2018
  • New Neww
    lol. I know. Interviews serve no purpose nowadays. What is ACM
    Sep 20, 2018 0
  • LinkedIn Clak263
    What questions have you been asked? As a iOS engineer, I’ve been asked to implemented a LRU cache through doubly Link list in objC within 45 mins phone screen. So pissed.
    Sep 20, 2018 7
    • Amazon / Eng Snakamodo
      OP
      Cpp and python are two most powerful interview languages I’ll have to admit
      Sep 20, 2018
    • Vertivco / Eng
      Fast Papua

      Vertivco Eng

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      Fast Papuamore
      Why can't you tell? Only information you've given is that it's a LeetCode Hard asked by Snapchat, string-related. There are dozens of those.
      Sep 20, 2018
    • Uber / Eng
      meowimacat

      Uber Eng

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      Im a cat 🐈! Meowww...
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      He also told us the upper bound for acceptance rate. Should narrow it down..
      Sep 20, 2018
    • Vertivco / Eng
      Fast Papua

      Vertivco Eng

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      Fast Papuamore
      Instead of dozens, it's just under one dozen. Still a lot of work to do.
      Sep 20, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng Snakamodo
      OP
      Although I don’t really like this interview since I’ve signed NdA, I’ll only tell what I think doesn’t violate the rule
      Sep 20, 2018
  • Snapchat / Eng
    snapbryo

    Snapchat Eng

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    Google
    snapbryomore
    Sometimes interviewers miscalibrate how difficult their questions really are. The person interviewing you might not even know about leetcode
    Sep 22, 2018 0
  • Vertivco / Eng
    Fast Papua

    Vertivco Eng

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    YouTube, American Bureau of Shipping, Facebook
    Fast Papuamore
    Anal Cum Masticators
    Sep 20, 2018 0

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