Pinterest phone interview

Oath xMmS13
Aug 29, 2018 8 Comments

I have done a phone interview through karat last week. I coded three problems. The first two compiled and passed all the cases the interviewer had. The last one is compilable. However, I missed one test case.
I was told yesterday that Pinterest is not moving forward with me.
Appreciate any insights to help me improve and get an onsite with Pinterest in the future.

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TOP 8 Comments
  • Pinterest cjfoi42
    Get a strong referral so you don't need to do online challenge
    Aug 29, 2018 2
    • Oath xJrKS9
      Is it too late to ask for referral now? Also, does Pinterest stop hiring people with less than 3 YOE? The rejection email said they cannot find a fit for me
      Aug 29, 2018
    • Pinterest / Other nLIz13
      This is not an accurate advice. onsite bar is definatly higher than phone interview
      Sep 5, 2018
  • Pinterest / Other hUXQ9GXU20
    Interviewers are normally looking at a lot more than just can you code or solve xyz problem during an interview. Could be any number of things that may have led the interviewer to say no. Including some that have nothing to do with you, such as more qualified candidates being in the pipeline.
    Aug 30, 2018 2
    • Oath xJrKS9
      Thanks for the response. Does Pinterest have “freeze period”? Under the case of not selected due to more qualified candidates in the pipeline, will I be put into “freeze period”?
      Aug 30, 2018
    • Pinterest qlXM65
      We had a hiring freeze a couple years ago due to overhiring, but I haven’t heard anything about slow hiring recently. Lots of teams have headcount and new hire classes get bigger each month
      Sep 5, 2018
  • Barclays PLC Pwyr9saF
    How was difficulty of the questions?
    3Qs in 1hr?😇
    Aug 29, 2018 1
    • Oath xJrKS9
      It starts with a very straightforward question (lc easy). Follow up with two LC hard.
      Aug 29, 2018


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