I was asked 2 LC hard in Amazon onsite last week, I thought Amazon hiring bar was relatively lower.

Apple ElonMuskk
Jun 30 23 Comments

I interviewed at Amazon Music last week and was asked 2 leetcode hard during onsite.

1. Merge K sorted lists
2. Word Ladder II

Also, this happened after 20 mins of behavioral questions on LP, so you're supposed to solve LC hard within 30 mins, 10 mins, in the end, to ask the questions to the interviewer.

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  • Microsoft BoredStiff
    The interviewer is probably studying for interviews himself and used recent questions heโ€™d practiced, feeling cute!
    Jun 30 1
    • New / Eng
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      BIO
      Robotics Software Engineer
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      Feeling cute ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ someone's following the meme train! ๐Ÿš† Chhoo chhoo!
      Jun 30
  • Microsoft dhdiol
    Merge K sorted lists is not hard man ๐Ÿ˜‚
    Jun 30 3
    • Microsoft fang2
      But word ladder is
      Jul 1
    • Apple / Eng lmfaoapple
      Itโ€™s not hard if youโ€™ve seen it, god I hate this industry
      Jul 1
    • Goldman Sachs pakalu
      Nothing is hard if you have solved it
      Jul 1
  • Google pepperpots
    Happens at Amazon and msft. Most of the interviewers are leetcoding themselves. They even know if you have seen the question .
    Jun 30 0
  • Credit Karma Yayyyy
    Lol. So sorry for you.
    However, I feel these 2 are like LRU cache, considered hard but are kinda medium if you have already solved then it can be done in 30 mins.
    Jun 30 1
    • Microsoft DinTaiFung
      I agree with this. OP has 2 options:
      1) complain and feel sorry for themselves
      2) learn merge sort
      Jun 30
  • Amazon / Eng rotate
    Rule at Amazon is that we will only make offers to people unless they are better than half the people in the role they are interviewing for. We do take it seriously and by definition it means all new hires must raise the bar.

    Comments about the hiring bar are peanut gallery bullshit.
    Jul 1 2
    • Apple / Eng lmfaoapple
      Lol so glad I donโ€™t work for Amazon
      Jul 1
    • IBM / Eng LeavingIBM
      does that mean solving with an optimal solution every problem you get during the interview or are they more interested in seeing my thought process?
      Jul 1
  • Facebook marior
    Merge k sorted is not hard! :D
    Jul 1 1
    • IBM / Eng LeavingIBM
      Which solution would you use on an interview? I used a heap and got 28% better so it must be a bruteforceish / not.optimal?
      Jul 1
  • Microsoft YsTJ07
    Yoe?
    Jun 30 3
    • New / Eng PQQw63
      I bet < 3 YOE
      Jun 30
    • Apple ElonMuskk
      OP
      7
      300K TC with < 3 YOE?
      Jun 30
    • Google / Eng pumaupma
      I know a friend who had 303 in his W-2 at 2yoe. Facebook.
      Jul 1
  • Axon 40w range
    Merging k sorted lists is a fake hard.
    Jul 1 0
  • Amazon / Eng
    quaterni0n

    Amazon Eng

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    quaterni0nmore
    I don't think these two count as hard problems.
    Jul 1 0
  • Amazon / Eng prestige๐Ÿง
    At least those are commonly known problems
    Jul 1 0
  • New / Eng
    XEsK75

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    I got asked "Merge K Sorted list" and "Max profit when you buy and sell stock" on my Facebook Phone screen!

    Ofcourse, I failed it ๐Ÿ˜‚ - I solved both but I missed edge cases
    Jul 1 0
  • New Cegp07
    Seems like you interviewed for SDE2+. Amazon hiring bar is lower for entry level SDE positions.
    Jul 1 0