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  • They are known for their great culture, though there are some reports that it feels a little cult-like
  • Great perks like free food, gym, and opportunities for personal/professional growth
  • The compensation for these roles is at the very high end of the spectrum compared to similar companies.
  • Management is reviewed favorably in general.
Interview Process

The interview process for a software engineer at LinkedIn usually takes about 1-2 months.

Stage 1: HackerRank test (might be skipped)
Stage 2: Phone screen with recruiter
Stage 3: Technical phone interview with coding challenges via collabedit
The technical interview involves questions about general data structures and medium difficulty (Leetcode level) coding exercises via collabedit.
Stage 4: Onsite interview
The onsite interview consists of 5-6 rounds involving 1 hour sessions, of which 2 are coding sessions, 1 is a system design session, 1 is a technical communications session to explain past project(s), and 1 is a behavioral session.

The interview process for a data scientist can last anywhere between 3 weeks and 2 months.

Stage 1: Phone screen with recruiter
Stage 2: Technical phone interview
Questions are mostly about SQL, R, case study, and programming ability.
Stage 3: Onsite interview
The onsite interview lasts about 5 hours and usually consists of 4 rounds -- 2 coding (data structure and algorithms; 2 questions per round), 1 system design round, and 1 manager (behavioral) round. Questions are mostly focused on A/B, stats/probability, data analysis ability, and experience sharing.

The average interview process for a product/experience/UX UI designer at LinkedIn is about 4 weeks.

Stage 1: Phone screen with recruiter
Stage 2: Phone interviews (2)
These phone interviews are with a design manager and a senior designer
Stage 3: Design exercise, which will be presented at the onsite
Stage 4: Onsite interview
The onsite interview visit includes a 1 hour presentation about the candidate as a designer and a person, plus a presentation on their solution to the take-home design design homework - to an open/invitation interview panel (audience of 15-20 people). This is followed by questions. Next comes 4 1-on-1 interviews that are 45 min long with design managers from different teams.

The average timeframe of the interview process for a product manager is about 1 month.

Stage 1: Phone screen with recruiter
Stage 2: Technical phone interview with a product manager
Stage 3: Onsite interview
The onsite includes 3-4 45 minute interviews with team members, product manager(s), and any of the following: directors, 'engineering managers, and data science managers. Questions range from personality questions, situational questions, product sense questions, thoughts/impressions of the industry, as wells as direct questions related to specific issues LinkedIn is encountering.

Interview Questions
  • Union of two lists.
  • A string-type problem and a dynamic programming problem.
  • Write an algorithm to pick the top 3 largest numbers from a list.
  • Architect the LinkedIn home screen (feed) for the mobile app.
  • Implement a HashMap with primitives and find all the palindromic subsequences.
  • Find the number of possible permutations of paths given n number of stairs and 1, 2, or 3 stairs jump.
  • Given a string, return a boolean value for if it is a valid number
  • Given an array of numbers and a target value, return indices for numbers in the array which sum to this target value.
  • Tree traversal
  • Flowerbed problem.
  • Lowest common ancestor in binary tree
  • Given 2 nodes then asked 2 questions: 1. if the node class had a parent pointer 2. if the node class did not have a parent pointer.
  • How do you build a key value store?
  • What is the difference between thread and process?
  • What is the virtual memory?
  • Implement get() and put() methods from HashTable.
  • Recursion.
  • Implementation of a clustering algorithm.
  • K-means.
  • Implement a means for a collection of 2d points.
  • Shuffle an array.
  • Design the blacklist and implement hashmap
  • Trees, DP, Graphs.
  • What is event bubbling, get and post?
  • Code JavaScript palindrome algorithm, then optimize.
  • How many active members does LinkedIn have right now?
  • What is the business model at LinkedIn?
  • How would you design an A/B test for the homepage?
  • Given a random generator that produces a number 1 to 5 uniformly, write a function that produces a number from 1 to 7 uniformly
  • SQL, coding (R/Python), product case, machine learning, and stats.
  • What is the optimization problem for a SVM?
  • Describe a previous project.
  • How can you help to improve sales given a LinkedIn database?
  • What product metrics do you construct? How do you tell if your experiment is successful?
  • How many lines do you think a user's daily login table has?
  • SQL question about joining two tables with some conditions.
  • Come up with some of the factors that could be used to produce certain algorithms ('people you may know,' and an algorithm to discover when a person is starting to search for new job).
  • Basic data mining questions, including the concepts of classification and clustering
  • NLP questions, like named entity extraction,
  • Data mining questions, like SVM
  • Sampling question which is quite similar to Reservoir sampling.
  • Talk about a product that you want to build at LinkedIn
  • Generating a sorted vector from two sorted vectors.
  • Design recommendation engine for jobs.
  • How would you attract people who are not interested in LinkedIn to use the platform?
  • How would you design a 1000 story building so that people can efficiently get out of the building during rush hours (lunch hours)?
  • Tell me about your portfolio. Pick a project and walk me through your process.
  • What would be the next feature you would add if you had the time?
  • What feature or piece of work are you most proud of?
  • Tell me about a product that you think could be improved.
  • How would you increase enterprise engagement?
  • If you were a VC, are you more bullish on AR or VR? What app would you build? What would be your killer feature?
  • Describe how you would pitch to a Microsoft CEO that LinkedIn is a good acquisition.
  • A/B testing question - how would you test a certain LinkedIn feature? (Ex: 'people you may know' feature). How would you initially think about it when you don't have any data to base the decision off of?
  • What are your 2 main product management principles?
  • At what point is the product ready for production?
  • What is a LinkedIn feature that you love? Be prepared to talk at length about it. Be able to take it apart.
  • What are some main KPIs for project X? Be able to talk at length about metrics and KPIs.
  • What is a product you would improve? (Be ready to talk at length about why your improvement is important and how you could market it).
  • How would you get sales professionals to post more links on LinkedIn? What metrics would you look at?
  • How would you get people to update their LinkedIn profiles?
  • Tell me about an app that you have recently downloaded. How was their onboarding process?
  • Tell me about a product that you love. Why? How would you make it better?
  • If you were the CEO of Facebook, what top 3 things would you do for the company?
  • How would you improve the signing process of LinkedIn?
  • Case study on elevators in a building.
  • How would you determine the success of a specific feature?
  • What improvements would you make to the site?
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