Netflix take home coding test

Blue Cross Blue Shield rmAf06
Sep 14 24 Comments

I had a Hiring Manager phone screen which I passed, HM gave me a coding test and said that I will have an code review phone screen along with the recruiter screening once I submit the code. can you guys please help me with what to expect at the review? and what to expect from recruiter?

P.S: I am not a developer but I have decent years of experience writing code in Python and I already implemented the solution.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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  • Amazon / PR jefe_bezos
    Be able to intelligently support your design and any decisions you may have made.
    Sep 14 0
  • Bloomberg / Eng F.U. money
    I really enjoyed the take home exercise that Netflix gave me. It wasn’t a coding test. It was asking me to write a service. The feedback with the HM after only touched on what they loved and what I could have done better. Made it to onsite where was tripped up in every imaginable way. Will try again ima year. 🤷🏻‍♂️
    Sep 14 3
    • Blue Cross Blue Shield rmAf06
      OP
      Did you had any other phone screens after take home exercise review?
      Sep 14
    • Bloomberg / Eng F.U. money
      No, I had one before. The call after the phone screen was meant for feedback and what to expect next.
      Sep 14
    • Blue Cross Blue Shield rmAf06
      OP
      Thanks for your reply
      Sep 14
  • Bloomberg #4thecode
    Go to work because take home assignments are a waste of time? Chances are whoever got yours to review is feed up to saturation of code reviews.
    Sep 14 7
    • Netflix glitch
      Don’t comprare okcupid with Netflix.

      Engineers review the code assignments. Because hiring is team based. Engineers like to be part of the process as the interviewed could be a new team mate.

      Netflix will give you feedback and next steps all the time. And you will have a call with a manager or engineer to go through your solution.
      Sep 14
    • Bloomberg #4thecode
      Wow, stroke a nerve here. But everyone on this planet does team based hiring. It's just that your company is less willing to give people a chance than others and pushes for this method. You give 6-10 candidates the same asignment, making all of them waste 3-6 hours to design the "most complete solution" and then choose the solution that "fits best". Even if you bother to provide feedback you are not wasting nearly as much time as the people proping up the project. And you yourself just described what you require to pick the winer. A lot of stuff which give you a lot of room to nit-pick compared to the classic interview process.
      Sep 14
    • Quora GLvH62
      "Everyone on this planet does team based hiring", lol
      Sep 14
    • Netflix glitch
      Oh so what do you propose? Bring everyone to onsite and make you waste 6 hrs too? Or just hire you based on your resume? Come on be real. And no, not every company hires by team... how about that team matching in google for example.

      Big companies sometimes fly you in and you interview with people from different teams and then get placed

      Also we send code exercise only to 1-2 people at same time. Managers spend time on trying to filter people before asking them to do an exercise
      Sep 14
    • Bloomberg #4thecode
      But that's for onsite, to your point. We are talking about prescreen here. Shared coding session where you ask your puzzle, if not convinced do a second one. And I hope that the job location would be posted or communicated before the assignment at least. Not everyone is willing to relocate. And you would have to bring people onsite anyways. As for team matching.. unless it's for juniors or the job posting that generic, shouldn't be that complicated. You asked OP what team/role. You are making it seem that only Netflix does this, and at worst, Google is just mindlessly hiring people and then figuring out what to do with them.
      Sep 15
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield rmAf06
    OP
    I failed the code review interview. Despite writing the logic correctly I failed. I think I still need to focus more on how to present the code, like packaging and error handling. The HM gave a constructive feedback which I think is valid. Its a good learning experience.
    Sep 22 3
    • Bloomberg G👀GLE
      For the amount of time you spent propping up the solution you could have interviewed in person 1-2 startups or 4-6 phone interviews.
      Sep 22
    • Blue Cross Blue Shield rmAf06
      OP
      I agree, but interviewing for Netflix is quite different, I enjoyed the conversation with HM. I will start exploring other companies too. Any suggestions?
      Sep 22
    • Bloomberg G👀GLE
      Are you forced out ? You are interviewing in the slow season. There's lots of vacation/holidays and people take off by the end of the year. Even if you get hire, your performance review will look less than stelar than some hired on the spring cycle because those guys had more time to work on their task. Stay put and be selective until next year ?
      Sep 22
  • Netflix glitch
    Which team/role is this for? I know teams that take the home assignment seriously and do a good review on it. How you deliver your code assignment is important: design, implementation, being able to run, tests, etc

    I wonder why a code assignment if you are not a developer. Is this for a manager role?
    Sep 14 3
    • Blue Cross Blue Shield rmAf06
      OP
      I haven’t submitted the code yet, i have time till Monday, I already implemented the solution. I don’t have problem writing code but I am just trying to understand what to expect during the review so that I will be more prepared. This is for an infrastructure team, they asked me write to the code because I told them that I automate most of infrastructure day-to-day activities at my current job using python.
      Sep 14
    • Netflix glitch
      f you want a engineering role, you would have to write code everyday or mostly everyday.

      What teams look out for are: how do you design, how do you test. Do you implemented the right business logic? Do you use the language you chose properly? Nothing out of this world. Believe me, I’ve seen cases were engineers deliver code without tests and even working... just deliver something with the same quality you would do everyday and you should be fine
      Sep 14
    • Blue Cross Blue Shield rmAf06
      OP
      Thank you
      Sep 14
  • Cisco / Eng
    cystball

    Cisco Eng

    PRE
    Google, Amazon
    cystballmore
    What’s the coding question? :)
    Sep 14 1
    • Blue Cross Blue Shield rmAf06
      OP
      Its on github api
      Sep 14
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield rmAf06
    OP
    I am not forced out but just started looking for other opportunities. My goal is to find an opportunity in one of the FAANG companies by next year June
    Sep 23 0

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