Reddit interviews

WRKSHP / Eng
Nov 19, 2017 17 Comments

I didn't see much on what to expect for interviews at reddit and I'm unfamiliar with how these rounds are structured.

- Are the technical interviews typical leetcode? I noticed they did ask to bring a laptop, but they don't specify which rounds are algorithm and which ones are system design. What should I expect?

- is the cross-functional interview more behavioral? It sounds a bit like LinkedIn's "technical communication" interview? Should I be prepared to explain my projects more of the time or is it more of a Q&A?

- what's the difference between the hiring manager interview and the cross-functional interview?

- how much front end am I expected to know, vs. general cs fundamentals/algo?

This is for midlevel generalist btw.

Thanks so much!!

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  • Ebates / Eng Jambajuice
    Did they contact you or did you apply?
    Nov 19, 2017 6
    • WRKSHP / Eng
      OP
      Neither. I got lucky and found someone willing to refer me.
      Nov 19, 2017
    • Ebates / Eng Jambajuice
      Oh cool. Good luck. It sounds exciting
      Nov 19, 2017
    • WRKSHP / Eng
      OP
      Thanks!! I'm anxious haha
      Nov 19, 2017
    • Oracle arfcom
      Why were you interested in reddit? Are they working on new stuff?
      Nov 19, 2017
    • WRKSHP / Eng
      OP
      I just really like the product. I've been a redditor since 2013.

      Also I really want to work in social media
      Nov 19, 2017
    • Reddit airbrush
      We are working on a lot of cool things. I recommend applying and learning more to anyone remotely interested.
      Nov 22, 2017
  • Reddit snoozy
    What you can expect from your Reddit interview:

    - Are the technical interviews typical leetcode? I noticed they did ask to bring a laptop, but they don't specify which rounds are algorithm and which ones are system design. What should I expect?
    - They tend to be eaay-medium level leetcode questions. I've not seen anybody ask DP questions, so I wouldn't stress over those. It's usually two coding-heavy rounds and one system design round. They used to have questions that required a laptop, so those still could pop up depending on your interviewer, but you usually have the option to work on a whiteboard or on a laptop. Personally, I find the whiteboard to be a little better as a candidate, given that interviewers are more forgiving about not remembering specific APIs vs expecting the code to work perfectly when on the laptop. Still, bring the laptop even of you prefer the whiteboard.
    - it's more of a behavioral interview, they'll likely ask stuff like "describe a time when you disagreed with a co-worker and how you handled it". The idea is to see how you interact with non-engineers.
    - the hiring manager interview should be pretty relaxed. It's primarily to tell you about projects they're hiring for and to ask what you've been working on.
    - for generalist, you might be asked basic questions around browser <-> server trivia, but likely won't be ask deep js or rendering questions. You'll primarilu be asked questions that demonstrate your cs fundamentals.
    Nov 22, 2017 2
    • WRKSHP / Eng
      OP
      I actually already did the interview earlier this week, but thank you for your answer!

      They ended up asking me to use coderpad.io for both technical rounds.

      They did ask me a js question that freaked me out as my js is pretty weak but I ended up being able to finish it. Not sure how harshly you guys grade on that 😵
      Nov 22, 2017
    • VMware miva42
      Would you like to share more of your interview experience. Were the question medium level leedcode?
      Dec 25, 2017
  • Verizon QXBL76
    Reddit will take the turn of digg and slashdot soon. Use your experience and bank your cash. Conde Nast is a shit company to be under.
    Nov 19, 2017 2
    • Yahoo / Eng Y6w()
      They spinned out of conde nast
      Nov 19, 2017
    • Reddit -0-0-0-
      Reddit isn’t a part of Conde Nast anymore.
      Nov 20, 2017
  • Microsoft Gfddyjjnoi
    What are the comps for senior and staff at reddit?
    Nov 30, 2017 3
    • WRKSHP / Eng
      OP
      I'm neither senior nor staff but I was told by my referral that it's very good offers (but that they don't negotiate)
      Dec 1, 2017
    • Microsoft Gfddyjjnoi
      What level you went and what was the offer?
      Dec 1, 2017
    • WRKSHP / Eng
      OP
      Midlevel. And I didn't get an offer
      Dec 1, 2017

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