FAANG interviews are some of the most well-defined in the industry. However, this style of software engineer interview is often completely failed due to a lack of preparation. Here's what to expect when it comes to data structures and algorithms interviews for Big Tech.
Here are the core points from the video:
- Phone screens are Leetcode easy and medium - This will either be 2 easy problems or 1 medium problem. This means that if you haven't progressed to onsite rounds yet, don't spend much time on Leetcode hard problems: That's a premature optimization. Make sure you have your easy and medium problem mastery down, so you can even make it to that final round.
- Onsites are Leetcode medium and hard - This will either by 2 medium problems or 1 hard problem. If you receive a problem that's more on the medium side, make sure to budget your time well. There's a good chance the interviewer wants you to solve another problem on top of that.