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Dropbox Codesignal Assessment

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Data Engineer at Financial Company2 months ago

I have a Codesignal Assessment to do for Dropbox.

The way I plan on prepping is to go through as many of Dropbox's questions on Leetcode as possible (there are only 25 for all time) and to look over Glassdoor. This is the standard approach and I think it works well here.

My small concern is that since this is a Codesignal Assessment, it's going to be more real-life-like and less Leetcode-y. I don't believe there's any way I can tweak my study, so I still think the standard approach is the optimal approach.

Can people confirm and offer their thoughts?




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    Tech Lead @ Robinhood, Meta, Course Hero
    2 months ago

    I found a good Reddit thread about it: https://www.reddit.com/r/csMajors/comments/sd4q9z/how_well_do_you_need_to_do_on_dropbox_launch/

    Looks like you need to build a text editor? I would see if you can get more information from the recruiter though as this Reddit thread is a bit old.

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    Tech Lead/Manager at Meta, Pinterest, Kosei
    2 months ago

    I'm not familiar with Codesignal but if the interview is focused on pair programming instead of Leetcode, then I'd:

    • Make sure you know shortcuts or boilerplate code you can quickly use. Time is of the essence on the interview.
    • Take a contrived app and build that 5-6 times. (Yes, literally build it from scratch each time.) This will help you build from zero which is what I imagine the interview will test, and this is a huge confidence boost.
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      a month ago

      How did it go? What was the OA?

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      Data Engineer [OP]
      Financial Company
      a month ago

      Went OK, but didn't pass the assessment :( It was a 4-part question where you could only advance to the next part after passing all the test cases for the previous part. It involved building out a bank transaction system. It was necessarily hard, but speed is really important.

Dropbox is a file hosting service operated by the American company Dropbox, Inc. that offers cloud storage, file synchronization, personal cloud, and client software. Dropbox was founded in 2007 by MIT students Drew Houston and Arash Ferdowsi with initial funding from Y Combinator.
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