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How to prepare for an OpenAI interview?

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Senior Software Engineer at Taro Community4 months ago

Has anyone interviewed there before and can share their experience/tips? I'm interviewing for a full-stack role. There is a code refactoring round which is new to me.



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

    I haven't interviewed at OpenAI, but I'll share my algorithm when I was actively interviewing:

    • Ask the recruiter what will be covered in the interview and if they have tips to prepare. Many companies like Amazon and Meta even create documents to help candidates prepare.
    • Check Glassdoor for common questions and interview experiences.
    • Check LinkedIn and Taro for connections who work at OpenAI and ask about their experience.

    For code refactoring, are they going to let you use your own laptop and IDE? You can practice a lot of this ahead of time and have the IDE do the mechanical work while you focus on communicating your ideas during the interview.

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

    What have you found so far? I recommend checking out the Glassdoor if you haven't already. If you share more context around what the recruiter has told you and the data you've found online, the Taro community can give more targeted input.

    For code refactoring, I heavily recommend making sure that your IDE is warm - Maybe even build some side projects using their stack to build up that muscle memory. This is a cool type of round (it's actually relevant for the job), and it's pretty similar to how startups will ask you to do practical coding (e.g. I got asked to build Android apps from scratch live for many of my interviews).

    I recommend these as well:

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    Friendly Tarodactyl
    Taro Community
    2 months ago

    Also following here, can someone please forward the interview guide email they send to interview candidate if any has access to it?