Java questions . Wtf !

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fanos

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Sep 2 41 Comments

So if you're brown, are the typical interview questions asked at big corporations like Cisco, PayPal, VMware are
- what is a deadlock ?
- what is thread safety ?
- how does a hashmap work ?
- what is static keyword ?
- is string a mutable class ?
- and all other h1b centric questions......

These are questions asked on the onsite, not a phone screen

Do grads from Stanford , Berkeley , University of Michigan, CMU etc gets asked these questions ?

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TOP 41 Comments
  • Google / Eng hooli.xyz
    Grads from Stanford, Berkeley, and CMU do not apply to Cisco, Paypal, and VMware.
    Sep 2 13
    • SAP / Eng
      fanos

      SAP Eng

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      Haha okay, I believe you
      Sep 2
    • Google mr needful
      SpaceX, NASA are jokes.

      RenTech? Are you srs? lmao
      Sep 2
    • Microsoft / Eng
      flappybird

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      flappybirdmore
      Rentech? You are delusional
      Sep 2
    • Amazon tokyо
      RenTech actually asked me what is difference between process and thread and how to cancel thread in Java
      Sep 2
    • Google / Eng hooli.xyz
      Lol, looks like the troll gang is out.

      Hi! 👋
      Sep 2
  • Airbnb jfhtyjcc
    At Airbnb questions are not dependent on the candidate’s background
    Sep 2 5
    • SAP / Eng
      fanos

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      These are good companies ! Got three offers coz the interviews were ez af
      Sep 2
    • Airbnb jfhtyjcc
      Agreed. They sound very easy compared to LC
      Sep 2
    • SAP / Eng
      fanos

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      I mean I am happy, appreciate the offers but c'mon, stop asking me intern level questions, makes me question if people actually left the team coz of their potentially not so favorable culture.
      Sep 2
    • SAP / Eng
      fanos

      SAP Eng

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      Or is it because of the low tier school I am from ? Did they dumb down the interview for me ? I have 2 years of experience post graduation
      Sep 2
    • Apple bogle
      @fanos, all 3 companies just asked these types of questions?

      What about LC and what was the difficulty?
      Sep 2
  • Amazon kwvRg6
    These are the questions companies should really ask. Stuff we really deal with and makes our work challenging like handling race conditions, using hashmaps, making your code thread safe and such things. Leetcode type questions only test memory of the candidate while these actually test interest in computer science and experience. Asking such questions also tests your technical communication skills. So be happy companies with sane interview processes still exist.
    Sep 2 2
    • Amazon tokyо
      Interest in computer science?😂
      Sep 2
    • Amazon kwvRg6
      It's easy to gauge someone's interest and enthusiasm in tech by how they talk about it and what level of detailed study they have done.
      Sep 2
  • Verizon / Eng iSuck2
    This post is stupid
    Sep 2 0
  • Oracle iOFR21
    And are LC questions reasonable when you are rarely going to use them in practice?
    Sep 2 0
  • Akamai Technologies fLod41
    Think about this way. They might using same questions eliminated a lot of candidates. Then the problem is how many unqualified seniors out there
    Sep 2 2
    • SAP / Eng
      gghfcyvc

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      gghfcyvcmore
      Your company, Akamai, hires so many MITs. What's the hiring bar there ?
      Sep 2
    • Akamai Technologies fLod41
      I have to admit 2 guys I know from MIT very smart. Regarding hiring bar. It's low. BTW no longer in akamai
      Sep 2
  • PayPal / Eng adult
    Depends on the team I guess. In my Paypal interview, I had 2 LC mediums out of 3 coding rounds.
    Sep 2 2
    • Apple bogle
      for paypal, do they ask multiple LC questions per coding round or just 1?

      And usually not harder than LC medium?
      Sep 2
    • PayPal ayyachamy
      I don’t actively interview yet. But I had one multiple. That’s all.
      Sep 2
  • Synchrony ————
    Ok. Keep bragging.
    Sep 2 1
    • Amazon CeoExtra
      while you’re ... doing exactly what?
      Sep 2
  • Google / Eng crownwcg
    These are really easy questions if you really write Java
    Sep 2 1
    • Verizon / Eng iSuck2
      What if you write c pointy?
      Sep 2
  • Google / Eng cloudy sky
    I think there are just some very old-school companies out there. I have no first-hand knowledge of the specified companies.

    A while ago I interviewed at FLIR for a C# (and some VB.NET maintenance 🤢) role. The whole interview was like this. Everything was super corporate, clean/sanitary insane asylum office. Even the devs I saw were wearing button-downs tucked into their jeans. I declined that offer instantly.

    I had interviewed at the same time for a C++-heavy role at LogMeIn (GoToMeeting, etc) and this was exactly what the phone interview was like, but on-site was more like LC.

    I think if this is the interview bar it’s a fair indication for me personally to reject the offer. I want to know my colleagues at least know how to write code and not just what “static” means.

    That being said it may be more common to ask new grads this type of thing, but I was asked them as a potential industry hire at the mentioned companies.
    Sep 2 1
    • Microsoft codecov
      Well, if you are going to write code, I definitely hope you know what static means and how to use them appropriately.
      Sep 2
  • Microsoft codecov
    Doesn’t matter, how’s the TC?
    Sep 2 1
    • SAP / Eng
      fanos

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      ~190K
      Sep 2
  • Bloomberg / Eng F.U. money
    What’s wrong with these easy questions?
    Sep 2 0
  • Microsoft ScionTC
    It’s been a few years since I have worked in java but I know the answer to these questions... I think they are quite reasonable
    Sep 2 0

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