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Problems Solved To Land Job at FAANG or Top Tier Company

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How many problems (leetcode) did you guys solve in order to get into FAANG or Top Tier company such as Airbnb, Uber and etc?

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  • Google L6 Intern
    Zero. Never done coding practice for interviews and never will. Work isn't highschool and interview isn't a final exam.
    7d6
    • Autodesk senator
      How do you go about preparing for interviews?
      6d
    • New / Eng
      NerfIndian

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      You might have noticed that you're firmly in the minority.
      6d
    • Google L6 Intern
      I prep by thinking about projects I have done in the past. I'm senior in a specialized domain, so most of the interviews will be system design or domain specific. For the 1 or 2 algo ones, I just focus on explaining my thought process as I try to find a solution.
      6d
    • Barclays PLC FAANGHNTER
      You are like that kid who excels in academics and all other kids want to beat him up.
      6d
    • Gusto Fidget sp
      Have you done any interview processes other than Google’s?
      6d
    • Google L6 Intern
      Yes. I am not recommending you don't you leetcode, unfortunately most companies, including Google, ask these type of questions, which in my opinion are completely useless in evaluating a candidate (with the exception of new grads). I also interview at Google but I don't think leetcoding is helpful in solving the type of questions I ask.
      6d
  • Uber / EngDgoQ22
    About 10-20. You don’t really need to solve that many problems, just have to understand the general pattern and different question categories.
    7d1
  • Amazon / Eng工口
    None, I didn't know what leetcode was.
    7d4
    • Expedia hsifneowm
      OP
      How did you prepare for interviews? Ctci?
      7d
    • Vertivco / Eng
      FastPapuan

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      ^ MIT grad btw
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    • Amazon / Eng工口
      Prior work experience, review what I have done in the past.
      6d
    • Vertivco / Eng
      FastPapuan

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      Lol, proved the point.
      6d
  • Amazon / Eng
    onMyWay

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    No practice for when I joined google out of school. Admittedly internship interview isn’t hard.
    No practice for Microsoft and amazon though. I feel like the hardest part is actually understanding what’s being asked. Once you get that far, the code is easy
    7d3
    • Vertivco / Eng
      FastPapuan

      VertivcoEng

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      this person had superior schooling.
      6d
    • Amazon / Eng
      onMyWay

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      Do you struggle more with the code than what’s being asked?

      Isn’t it our job to be good with code?
      6d
    • Vertivco / Eng
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      Well, in my first couple of interviews, they asked questions about things that I never dealt with and want at all in our school's curriculum. Then I had to surf the web for the full suite of question types and do dozens of mock interviews.
      6d
  • Google hfch
    I prefer Hackerrank - develops your problem solving skills better and is much more interesting/challenging. Solved <100 Hackerrank problems and <10 Leetcode (just to see what it is).
    6d0
  • Google / Enghooli.xyz
    Zero, there was no Leetcode back then.
    6d0
  • Gusto Fidget sp
    Didn’t count them, but did almost 400 over 6 months and got offers from Airbnb Uber and Google. Rejected from 3 others. In hindsight I wish I had done the same (or a bit lower) amount of problems over fewer months.
    6d0
  • Amazon KrKl42
    Did all of them when there were about 600 questions...
    6d0
  • Google vqsx26
    Two here.
    6d0

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