Job Hunt : My Story AMA

AppDynamics ISCA44
Mar 21 44 Comments

Been job hunting for past month or so. After lots of ups and down finally have few job offers.

Failures :
1. Uber
2. Twilio
3. Google
4. Splunk

Success:
1. DropBox
2. Salesforce
3. Workday
4. DocuSign
5. Linkedin
6. Sumo Logic

Location : San Francisco
YOE : 7 years
Genre : Front End Development

Ask me about : Interview experience, interview preparation
Questions not entertained : TC, please refer levels.fyi

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  • Oscar 🐨koala
    Can you tell us the interview questions?
    Mar 21 8
    • VMware / IT
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      Thanks dear
      Mar 21
    • VMware / IT
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      I would say choose Dropbox or Splunk
      Mar 21
    • AppDynamics ISCA44
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      Thanks. Didnt make through Splunk.
      Dropbox is number 2 in my list. Their stock isnt doing the best.
      Mar 21
    • VMware / IT
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      Here when you say DS[Maps] - do you mean ES6 Maps ?
      Mar 22
    • VMware / IT
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      Or implement a map ( Based on a graph data structure ) ?
      Mar 22
  • eBay Suikp
    How was the DS/Algorithm round at Linkedin? Was it difficult?
    Mar 21 3
    • AppDynamics ISCA44
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      Linkedin onsite had
      1. DP question. kinda like sliding window question. Little tricky
      2. DS question. Currency manipulation. Easy but lots of edge cases.
      3. Design Question. Game Design
      Mar 21
    • eBay Suikp
      Wow you solved these questions without much LC preparation? How did your interview go?
      Mar 21
    • AppDynamics ISCA44
      OP
      Is this specific to Linkedin? Here is what i think happened :
      I had trouble with DP questions. Havent solved them since my first job post graduation.
      System design questions are awesome. Pretty open ended and gives me lot of opportunity to express my ideas.
      Mar 21
  • VMware / IT
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    Did you solve leetcode questions ? Did you prepare data structures using JavaScript or was mainly making a small tabbed control or a spinner or a progress-bar ?
    Mar 21 3
    • AppDynamics ISCA44
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      Personally hate Leetcode. I practiced few data structure questions on coderpad with javascript. Mostly to brush up for phone screens.

      Questions range from async promises to UI performance to data structures(dom manipulation tree traversal)
      Mar 21
    • Roku kkUA10
      What's an example of a question for async promise?
      Mar 21
    • AppDynamics ISCA44
      OP
      1. An async array. Add a Map function to prototype which returns a new instance of async array. Think promise.

      2. Given a function foo which returns a promise. Write a function which takes args as numTimes and foo, call foo numTimes. Handle failure. Return when everything is successful
      Mar 21
  • Bloomberg / Eng iVX372
    In what order did you do the onsite interviews?

    And how many LeetCode problems had you solved before interviewing?
    Mar 21 3
    • AppDynamics ISCA44
      OP
      Onsite interview order
      DocuSign -> Sumo Logic -> Linkedin -> Workday -> Salesforce -> Dropbox

      I hate leetcode. Probably solved about 10 questions for practice.
      Mar 21
    • Bloomberg / Eng iVX372
      So you got an offer from all onsite interviews?
      Mar 21
    • AppDynamics ISCA44
      OP
      Surprisingly i was able to successfully grind through all onsites.
      Mar 21
  • Dailymotion / Eng dudemuch
    Thank you very helpful! Any resources you recommend for the ‘Design game’ and ‘Design API’ kind of questions ?
    Mar 21 1
    • AppDynamics ISCA44
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      Design API : I made sure i absolutely understand Promises and Observables
      Game Design : This is very open ended. I always take discussion to what i am good at. Like minimizing API calls/ Modularizing code. Lazy loading.
      Mar 21
  • Oracle / Eng MsViper
    How did you prepare / practice for system design
    Mar 21 1
    • AppDynamics ISCA44
      OP
      1. How does UI handle events/async. How does the design question relate to it.
      2. How do i handle performance. Should i throttle/debounce.
      3. How do internals of React/Angular/RxJS work? Can i utilize their design ideas.
      Mar 21
  • VMware / IT
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    Where do I find questions for frontend track for google ?
    Mar 21 1
    • AppDynamics ISCA44
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      I dont know the answer.
      Mar 21
  • Microsoft lMQO62
    How long is your needful
    Mar 21 0
  • ConocoPhillips 7in8b
    Did you do the front end track for Google? If so, how did it compare to normal leetcode interview tracks?
    Mar 21 2
    • AppDynamics ISCA44
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      Yes Front end track for Google. The questions were normal leetcode DS. The choice of language was JS.
      Mar 21
    • ConocoPhillips 7in8b
      Okay. I did GenSWE track with JS just for easy syntax and comfort. This hurt me a bit because 2 interviews asked some specific JavaScript questions (mostly async) which I didn’t prepare for.

      Nothing too complicated it just caught me off guard because I wasn’t doing frontend track
      Mar 21
  • Clearstream.TV restandves
    Did u say above that we need to know scss and mixins? What about them?
    Mar 21 1
    • AppDynamics ISCA44
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      Know what mixins are and how they help. I am sure no-one writes css anymore. Pre-processors compiles them to css.
      Mar 21
  • Dailymotion / Eng dudemuch
    How are system design interviews for frontend onsite ?
    Mar 21 1
    • AppDynamics ISCA44
      OP
      Very interesting.
      1. Design a UI component like Tab/ Autocomplete searchbox.
      2. Design a Minesweeper, Hangman
      3. Design a Dashboard with widgets.

      Things they test on:
      1. UI performance [debounce, async]
      2. UI modularity. [Break your code into modules]
      3. Think of all UI aspects as a customer.
      Mar 21
  • Influitive shortgiraf
    How did you prepare and for how long? Which company are you gonna join?
    Mar 21 2
    • AppDynamics ISCA44
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      Started preparing in January. Whole process took about 2.5 months. Most preparation went on weekends.
      Havent decided which company i am going yet. If i am asked today to rank based on experience/situation i will say
      Workday > Dropbox > Sumo Logic > Salesforce > Linkedin >Docusign
      Mar 21
    • Uber uber@4
      👎
      Mar 21
  • New gQnz88
    For the ones you didn't make, did they call to reject or email to reject? Or just ghosting
    Mar 22 1
    • AppDynamics ISCA44
      OP
      Google called. Twilio emailed. Splunk ghosted. Uber emailed to check back in 6 months
      Mar 22
  • GrubHub mLkwz
    To what extent were css questions a major factor? What were the most difficult css questions asked?
    Mar 21 1
    • AppDynamics ISCA44
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      Css questions were not major hit. If you know flex/grid layout, you should be good. understanding of scss and mixins is most people expect.
      Mar 21
  • Clearstream.TV / Eng JobSearch
    What company did u end up choosing
    May 13 0
  • Apple jag
    Great information. What are Uber’s front end questions like ? (Phone screen/onsite)?
    Apr 1 0