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How Big Tech Judges Interview Performance Differently

  • At a lot of companies, you can just get the right solution and pass. This will often not be the case with Big Tech interviews.
  • Communication is much more important at Big Tech companies as there's more stakeholders on everything
  • Try not to be silent for 5+ minutes at a time during the interview. Regularly be explaining your thought process
  • Massive companies like Meta and Microsoft will have very custom technology, so it doesn't really matter what you're currently experienced in
    • Because of this, Big Tech companies generally let you code in whatever language you want
  • It's possible to get the sub-optimal solution or a slightly incomplete solution and still pass the interview if your communication is very strong

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