Lyft Interview Level

Amazon / Eng utu
Jul 10 10 Comments

Recruiter at Lyft asked my level at Amazon (SDE 2) to gauge what level I should be considered for. I told her but never asked what level that would be at Lyft. Would someone in my position be considered for T5 or did mentioning that automatically put me in T4 bucket? Onsite in two weeks. (Getting these levels from levels.fyi)

YOE: 6
TC: 200k

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  • Blend tKRb03
    I was placed on the T4 loop with 4 yoe.
    Jul 10 4
    • Amazon / Eng utu
      OP
      Good to know. Did the recruiter tell you that? Also, how was the interview process?
      Jul 10
    • Blend tKRb03
      I didn’t inquire about the level - was just told in the pre on-site phone call (but after the technical phone screen) which loop I will be going through. I didn’t interview for the pure SWE role - it was an engineering role but not pure SWE. Won’t elaborate as I don’t want to dox myself but the difficulty was fair. I would say comparable to Amazon. System design wasn’t too bad (conceptually straightforward web application that has a lot of 3rd party dependencies that have a variety of failure modes), the coding question was a top occurring leetcode medium for lyft. Behavioral was fair as well. Other questions were pertinent to the specific role I interviewed for, the difficulty was not a surprise
      Jul 10
    • Amazon / Eng utu
      OP
      Nice. Thanks for sharing and best of luck. Lmk if you get an offer. Would love to know details
      Jul 10
    • Blend tKRb03
      Haha thank you. I actually didn’t make it - failed the leetcode part and rocked the rest of the interview. Ironically I solved that same problem a week or so back during prep, but the way I solved it during the on-site wasn’t exactly what the interviewer was looking for - it was one of those problems they really want you to use a specific data structure, even if there’s multiple ways to go about it. My advice for you would be to be ready apply appropriate data structures to whichever algorithm comes up - even if there’s a straightforward way to just solve it with arrays or dictionaries, they still want to see core CS knowledge. Feel free to PM about the question.
      Jul 10
  • have u checked levels.fyi
    Jul 12 0
  • Microsoft / Eng
    zzxcva

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    zzxcvamore
    Hey OP, what role is this for and did you already interview?
    Jul 29 2
    • Amazon utu
      OP
      OP here. Interviewed for SWE with T5 loop. Received T4 offer.
      Jul 29
    • Microsoft / Eng
      zzxcva

      Microsoft Eng

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      zzxcvamore
      Congrats OP.
      Jul 29
  • Facebook / Eng mturtle
    Just ask recruiter. You want to be T5 I'm assuming, if you ask recruiter they will ussually set up that loop.
    Jul 11 0