Front end engineer interview experience

May 3, 2019 10 Comments

I see that a lot of top companies still don’t know what to ask to front end engineers.

Here is my Uber experience for a senior front end position:
Phone screen: 2 leetcode medium-hard algorithm.

1-OOP, 1-problem solving, 1-bar raiser technical, 1- manager cultural, 1 - system design.

Non of rounds was related to front end.
OOP was general coding includes problem solving.
And system design was purely back end related. Load balancer, cache, servers, db, how I store data in Db, lru cache, sharding db, vertical-horizontal scaling. Basically distributed systems. And the guy was back end engineer.

My question is how they evaluate my front end skills I mean I know distributed systems but I’m not expert though. I think I passed the interview but come on. Back end guy didn’t know mongo db so I was trying to explain how mongo works during my front end interview.

From my experience FB/Airbnb/Amazon/Netflix/snap/ they really know how to evaluate front end engineers.

My suggest to front/back end engineers who interview back/front end roles please try to sync your questions with other competent engineers and ask role related questions.


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TOP 10 Comments
  • Most companies hire generalists. My experience is embedded security. I joined a security team at Google and was immediately assigned to do front-end work (as they needed a front end done and noone wanted to touch it).
    May 3, 2019 4
    • Don’t know about Uber, but at many large companies recruiters seem to just post random positions then interview random people for them and match with random teams.
      I was interviewed for front-end, infra, back-end, full stack and got offers for all of them. Sometimes I found after the interview what position they interviewed me for...
      May 3, 2019
    • Airbnb ffvii
      Welp, no wonder all google products look like shit :(
      May 3, 2019
  • Proofpoint


    Frontend is hard. I m backend guys was trying to work on front end. So many thing to learn, every month or so new tools or package or new way of doing come out, it’s really hard.
    May 4, 2019 1
    • Uber 120B
      It's just css
      May 4, 2019
  • how is the FEE on-site @ Amazon.
    Jun 2, 2019 0
  • Amazon tIKt48
    What are the algorithm complexity expectations in Airbnb/FB/Netflix for front end role
    May 12, 2019 0
  • Amazon front-end
    I would understand if it was generalist. Interview was for a specific team and manager’s expectation was front end skills.
    May 3, 2019 0


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