Friend got hired at linkedin without coding

Jan 17 74 Comments

A friend of mine got hired at LinkedIn sfo office as staff software engineer without a single coding interview.
He has been working in big data for few years.

Contrary to this,

In my phone screen, interviewer asked me 1 medium and 1 hard question.
Want to know exactly how it works.
My friend also doesn't have any clue why he is so easily hired(just based on project work)

Why is not their process same for all.

#leetcode #linkedin

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TOP 74 Comments
  • Bloomberg GO<GO>
    Do these people have some kind of advantage, like a top university degree, or tech minority status? And did they do any design interviews?
    Jan 17 9
    • Microsoft TqoN12
      You’re right. It’s not. 🎻🎻🎻
      Jan 17
    • PayPal maybeam
      Are you at MSFT?
      Jan 17
  • eBay hxdhlvk
    Couple of engineers I closely worked with for 2-3 years at eBay were hired by LinkedIn. I always wondered how the hell they were hired at eBay itself. When they went to LinkedIn, I was shocked!!
    Jan 17 5
    • LinkedIn / Eng oopoo
      Or probably you are the one having some problems. Just stating all possibilities
      Jan 18
    • LinkedIn / Eng igotb&
      FUCK
      Jan 18
  • LinkedIn shebf
    He might be lying to you. Did you sit with him during interviews? Stop posting bullshit
    Jan 17 5
    • Salesforce awwe
      @Linkedin: your process is clearly broken. I personally know someone who works at LinkedIn and hired by someone close(he pretty much knew he'd get an offer before going to interview). I'm not sure how got into LinkedIn cuz he knows jack shit.
      Jan 17
    • LinkedIn weplsx
      Many companies do that. It’s called “nepotism” fyi
      Jan 18
  • PayPal jLeT47
    I don’t think LinkedIn recruiting process Is screwed up
    Jan 17 7
    • GetInsured / Data OldMonk🤩
      But LinkedIn recruiters are definitely 💩
      Jan 17
    • PayPal ClBx75
      Too busy posting “I’m [in]” or some other stupid shit
      Jan 17
  • Facebook / Eng Jon B
    That might tell you that you don't want to join that office at least. Must end up with crap colleagues.
    Jan 17 1
    • NetApp ggggh
      Who would care about crap colleagues when you are getting paid nearly half a million dollar for pretty average work.
      Jan 18
  • Microsoft 👋 was 🥰
    Was your friend from FB or G ?
    Jan 17 4
    • NetApp PKEz85
      OP
      If I will say no, the linkedin guy will again say that i am salty.
      But yes, hadoop, spark etc. And not much more than that.
      Jan 17
    • Apple / Mgmt Tim App1e
      Well, if it’s big data analytics, that may explain it - the coding in that space isn’t very difficult. If you have a solid understanding of the theory and can communicate it very well, that may be good enough.
      Jan 17
  • LinkedIn
    hmmml

    LinkedIn

    BIO
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    hmmmlmore
    That is news to me. If such things happen, then it is extremely rare
    Jan 17 0
  • Workday / Eng SpagtiCode
    Or what if they LCed their ass off everyday and still performed well at your work while you didn't even notice they were preparing for interviews all along.
    Jan 17 4
    • NetApp PKEz85
      OP
      We are strong friends, flatmates. He has never even touched leetcode.
      Even leetcode is a preparation platform, that was also told to him by me.
      Jan 17
    • PayPal jLeT47
      Wow!!
      Jan 17
  • NetApp PKEz85
    OP
    My friend got hired without coding, and I failed phone screen because of 1 medium and 1 hard leetcode.
    We both had referral.
    Jan 17 2
    • eBay dtbnvz
      What were your questions?
      Jan 17
    • NetApp PKEz85
      OP
      Not exactly but similar to
      279 Perfect squares
      99 recover bst
      Jan 17
  • Ironclad / Legal ⌐(ಠ۾ಠ)¬
    At staff level do people still write code?
    Jan 17 5
    • Apple vaporize
      What about internal. How many yeara of experience do you need if u are LI from level 1
      Jan 17
    • LinkedIn shebf
      5-6yoe as well. Senior takes about 2 year and another 2.5 to 3 year for staff if you are a good performer.
      Jan 17

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