Hardest question you were asked Amazon SDE2 interview?

Scotiabank 0xFU
Jun 15 25 Comments

Curious what it was and if you got the solution or not. If you didn’t did you still get the offer?

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  • New / Strategy
    Porsche996

    New Strategy

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    Tesla Motors, BMW, McKinsey, Porsche
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    MIT BS MechE, Stanford GSB
    Porsche996more
    Tell me what do you like about Amazon?
    Jun 15 6
    • New
      kandahar

      New

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      Cisco, Amazon
      kandaharmore
      Ikr?

      Its by far the hardest question.
      Like how do you even begin with finding something from a null set 🤦🏻‍♀️
      Jun 15
    • Facebook dXQm00
      Tell them you love bananas
      Jun 15
    • Amazon / Eng
      onMyWay

      Amazon Eng

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      AWS
      onMyWaymore
      I think amazon is the worst company by far in the minds of consumers.
      Jun 15
    • Capital One
      dcMetroC1

      Capital One

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      Hello, I like turtles.
      dcMetroC1more
      You mean by employees, not consumers.
      Jun 15
    • Amazon / Eng
      onMyWay

      Amazon Eng

      BIO
      AWS
      onMyWaymore
      Both, to be honest
      Jun 15
  • Amazon lgtmshipit
    Tell me about a time when you had great WLB.... Yeah, you can forget about that now... Congratulations! You're hired! 😂
    Jun 15 1
    • PayPal fasak
      Lol 🤣🤣
      Jun 15
  • IBM 叫爸
    Id say design questions. You cant really leetcode it and the interviewer *needs* to be happy with your solution.
    Jun 15 3
    • Oracle raises.py
      My design question was very straightforward. What sucked was the interviewer during one coding session constantly changing how he wanted me to solve the problem to the point of taking up all my time. His hints were wrong, too, so after leading me astray on his suggestions he apologized and I had to start over. How does that happen?
      Jun 15
    • Microsoft / Eng bobobuddy
      I can very well see that as both a mistake on the interviewer's part and intentional behavior simulating a client that's not quite sure what they want. That depends on your target level of course.
      Jun 15
    • LinkedIn boringdude
      At least the interviewer recognised his hints were wrong
      Jun 16
  • eBay eday
    Why do you want to work for Amazon?
    Jun 15 0
  • New / Strategy
    Porsche996

    New Strategy

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    MIT BS MechE, Stanford GSB
    Porsche996more
    The decision should be totally based on how much you can survive on bananas.
    Jun 15 0
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    • Scotiabank 0xFU
      OP
      You mean failing a single coding problem would sink your entire result?
      Jun 15
    • Scotiabank 0xFU
      OP
      Cool any tips for me to succeed? I have one week left to study
      Jun 15
    • Scotiabank 0xFU
      OP
      Thanks bro. Is that good enough even if I don’t get the solution?
      Jun 15
    • Scotiabank 0xFU
      OP
      In that case, do you have a sample problem that I can take a look at to see if I’m ready? I’d like to assess my own knowledge level to figure out if there’s any gaps.
      Jun 15
  • Google rafaNadal
    None of the questions were terribly hard. Most of them were medium and you could do without leetcoding.

    But anyway the ‘hardest’ was to clone a binary tree with a random pointer.
    Jun 15 2
    • Scotiabank 0xFU
      OP
      Do you mean that Each node has a pointer to the parent? Otherwise how can you clone it?
      Jun 15
    • LinkedIn boringdude
      lol a regular binary tree (left, right pointer) but also an extra pointer that can randomly point to any node in the tree!
      Jun 16
  • Verizon Media
    jydwl

    Verizon Media

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    Verizon Media
    jydwlmore
    Jun 16 0
  • Amazon undertaker
    Do you have any questions?
    Jun 15 0
  • Samsung / Admin
    bigbossvp

    Samsung Admin

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    master of BS.
    bigbossvpmore
    In how many ways can you enjoy an Amazon banana? Be creative 🍌🍌🍌
    Jun 15 0