Hey there! Welcome back to another interview story. In this story, I have shared my failed interview experiences and what I feel is the cause of these failures. I’ve also tried to share the question asked, wherever possible…

1. UBER Interview

I could get past only 2 rounds and then got eliminated. Here is what happened.

I had applied for some roles (via the Uber Careers website) and was later contacted by a recruiter for scheduling interviews.

Round 1 – 45 minutes

This was a DS and Algorithm round. The question asked was:

https://leetcode.com/problems/unique-paths/

Follow up:

https://leetcode.com/problems/shortest-path-in-a-grid-with-obstacles-elimination/

Round 2 –…


Saw a message from Microsoft Recruiter in my LinkedIn InMail. (Excited me!!) Agreed to the online coding round. Due to the COVID-19 situation, all rounds were virtual.

Round 1: Online coding

The round consists of 2 coding questions. Candidates with scores of more than 50% were shortlisted. The first question was of medium difficulty. The second question was of hard difficulty.

Round 2: F2F (Virtual)

The interviewer asked me 2 questions:

Question 1https://leetcode.com/problems/decode-string/
The interviewer asked me to write code and run it with some input strings.

Question 2https://www.geeksforgeeks.org/print-cousins-of-a-given-node-in-binary-tree/
This was difficult for me. I couldn’t come…


I tried contacting Amazon recruiter via LinkedIn. Shared my resume with the recruiters via LinkedIn InMail. One of the recruiters responded back and shared a link for the online coding round.

Status: SDE 1
Location: Bengaluru, India

Round 1 – Online Coding

This consisted of 2 questions. Both the questions were based on Sliding Window Algorithm.

Round 2 – F2F (Virtual)

We started with a brief introduction. The interviewer introduced himself and then asked me to introduce myself with a brief introduction of the project I am currently working on.

Question 1https://www.geeksforgeeks.org/connect-nodes-at-same-level-with-o1-extra-space/

The interviewer expected an optimized approach…


Status: SDE 1
Position: Analyst
Location: Bengaluru, India
Date: May 14, 2019

Round 1 : CoderPad Round (1 hour)

Two questions to be coded on the coderpad platform.
Question 1: Given a list of students and their marks (where the name of students can repeat). Find the student which scored maximum average marks.
Question 2: Find the first non-repeating character in an array.
Ref: https://www.geeksforgeeks.org/given-a-string-find-its-first-non-repeating-character/

Onsite (5 rounds)
Round 1: (1 hour)
General Discussion about my interests and projects completed. Some discussion on my project that I worked on in previous organisation. I was asked ‘Why I want to switch?’ etc…


Round 1 : Online coding

The round consists of 4 coding questions. Top scorers are shortlisted for P2P rounds. The platform is hackerrank. The questions were slightly difficult.

Advice: In order to crack online round for any company (on-campus or off-campus), one must practice questions on several online platforms like hackerrank, hackerearth, interviewBit, LeetCode, etc. Participate in 3 hour competitions that are hosted on these platforms. This is because such competitions helps you experience and build confidence in facing the ‘online coding’ rounds.

Round 2: First P2P Interview

The lady interviewer asked me to introduce myself. She interviewed me on…


Oracle India visited my campus for their regular hiring process. Here is my interview experience and some tips to make it through the interview (without ruining it :P).

Round-1: Online Test (Duration: 1hr 15min)

The online test was conducted on Oracle platform. It had various sections:
1. Verbal Ability (had 4 subsection including passage reading, grammar checking, fill ups etc),
2. General Aptitude (logical, Maths, etc)
3.Technical Assessment (DBMS, OS, etc)
4.Coding Assessment (questions on finding output for AVL, Trees, Graphs, etc)
5.Flow Chart problems

The difficulty level of certain sections was hard. Overall difficulty was moderate. …

Aishna Gupta

Software Developer 👩‍💻

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