Uber phone screen

AnchorFree / QA
rokfeller

AnchorFree QA

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Domino's Pizza
rokfellermore
Feb 21 10 Comments

Friend got optimal account balancing. I wonder - are Uber phone screeners completely out of this world or they just expect everyone be familiar with this problem or magically guess it can only be brute forced with precomputation? NP problems are cruel because you will be looking for polynomial solution first. And given its interactive and you should show some activity in the editor - how do one even supposed to think about the complexity in a situation like this?

I think that best option here is to just google the solution and type it in the editor.

Uber, whats wrong with your engineers?

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TOP 10 Comments
  • Microsoft SsOF47
    I was asked a hard dynamic programming question for Uber phone screen by an arrogant and annoying Chinese guy with a horrible accent. Those guys act as if they will never be on the interviewee side...
    Feb 21 3
    • New MITFtw
      I have noticed that too. Good to know that I am not alone. I think race plays a role in their decision as well
      Feb 21
    • AnchorFree / QA
      rokfeller

      AnchorFree QA

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      Domino's Pizza
      rokfellermore
      OP
      Well, probably they are doing us a favor - we don’t have to work with arrogant jerks who could only read the solution and pretend to be smart
      Feb 21
    • Glassdoor hfsa
      Lol! I had the EXACT same experience. Did the name of the interviewer start with a W ?
      Feb 21
  • Juniper / Eng sixpack
    Your friend should convey this message to hiring manager (through recruiter or directly) so that they can improve and provide better experience for the next candidate.
    Feb 21 0
  • Amazon / Eng :!
    OP that’s you, rite?
    Feb 21 1
    • AnchorFree / QA
      rokfeller

      AnchorFree QA

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      Domino's Pizza
      rokfellermore
      OP
      Nope, why would it be me?
      Feb 21
  • Some interviewers are dicks. 😒
    Feb 21 0
  • New / Eng
    /人◕ ‿‿ ◕人\

    New Eng

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    Apple
    BIO
    You know I’d do anything for you.
    /人◕ ‿‿ ◕人\more
    Leetcode moar
    Feb 21 0
  • Autodesk FzD73g
    I had a coding problem with them, and it was relatively straightforward. Really think it’s just interviewer dependent.

    You win some, you lose some 🤷🏾‍♂️
    Feb 21 0