How many leetcode needed for a new grad to land a full time job at FAANG?

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Jul 10 33 Comments

I did the first 100 most frequent questions for each, is that sufficient enough?

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  • Facebook / Mgmt vjuiu
    The range is from 0 to infinity. Facts.
    Jul 10 9
    • Facebook toomanymen
      No but she is bae
      Jul 10
    • Microsoft adios2019
      Interview bar gone up. These may not be enough for most of the people.
      Jul 10
    • Facebook toomanymen
      when I was at google it felt like it was going down
      Jul 10
    • Microsoft adios2019
      Thats why it goes up. People think less qualified candidates pass the interview; hence, expect better and quicker answers with good communication skills along with showing the knowledge. It will continue going up and require more study time. Older folks will get screwed if not in management.
      Jul 10
    • Apple / Eng djaodhev
      Indeed
      Jul 10
  • Travelport / Eng buttnpushr
    About tree fiddy
    Jul 10 0
  • Google / Eng batmobile
    the number of questions you solve is meaningless, some people get offers having solved 0 leetcode while others solve 900 and fail
    Jul 10 6
    • Facebook toomanymen
      It’s like saying “there exist short basketball players” but it sure helps to be tall
      Jul 10
    • Google / Eng batmobile
      The point is that those aren't extreme counterexamples but are relatively common ones. Solving 100 LC can mean very different things and have very different effects based on the person. The focus should definitely be qualitative not quantitative evaluation of one's understanding of DS&A.
      Jul 10
    • Facebook toomanymen
      Ok if they’re common counterexamples then that’s another story. For the record I never did LC and was at google before fb , just figured that (might be) rare
      Jul 10
    • Google / Eng batmobile
      most of my coworkers have never even heard of leetcode
      Jul 10
    • Amazon UKBV06
      @batmobile leetcode is just the name of the website. What a worthless point to make lol
      Jul 10
  • Marvell elkdead
    So you’ll just leetcode. That’ll work for fang may be but if you’re unlucky then you’ll have hard time explaining OS fundamentals in other companies for instance. So sure be a code monkey but don’t assume that this is all it takes.
    Jul 10 0
  • Facebook / Eng impaccted
    O(n*log n)
    Jul 10 1
  • Microsoft pmsquared
    Did 0. Got 2 of 3 offers from your tagged companies. Word.
    Jul 10 1
    • Travelport / Eng buttnpushr
      Nonsense. You obviously need to solve a bunch of puzzles when it is time to entertain the interviewers on the whiteboard
      Jul 10
  • Google / Eng hacker-man
    There is no magic number, just be able to solve a hard in 30 minutes and explain your process.
    Only you know how good you are.
    My advice is do a mock with a friend of recent questions from the discuss section on LC and have them grade you. Do this a bunch of times till you feel ready.
    Jul 10 1
    • Fidelis Cybersecurity / Eng
      pzhang15

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      Thanks for the advice!
      Jul 10
  • Reliable Software / Eng (. .)
    Read epi and ctci thoroughly along with some good ds book. Should be enough. People have been getting into faang even before leetcode was popular.

    Competitive programmers honed their skills even before hackerrank existed. Just saying.
    Jul 10 1
    • Microsoft adios2019
      Different bar this time
      Jul 10
  • Amazon Amz91
    Leetcode is for kids ... Follow geeksforgeeks
    Jul 10 0
  • Google / Eng bobagum
    I did around 30 for fun
    Jul 10 0
  • Uber Sr DE II
    What's the second A for? Albertsons? If so, then 100 will not be enough.
    Jul 10 1
    • Fidelis Cybersecurity / Eng
      pzhang15

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      It’s Apple I think
      Jul 10
  • Travelzoo deetcode
    Depends on *how* you "did" them.
    Jul 10 0
  • Oracle alwzangry
    New grads, please don't get the wrong type of ideas with leetcode being the end-all achievement. Someone is making money off books and websites, while the industry, FAANG especially, are fucking up hiring processes. Know your stuff that they teach in school well.
    Jul 10 0