Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks – interviewed at MongoDB in October 2014.
The hiring process was nice and quick. I applied at the career fair after getting an invite from the recruiter. I was then approached for a 30-45 min phone chat with someone from HR. After getting through that which involved a basic CS question, I got a call from an Engineer. This interview wasn't technical either and focussed more on my work and interests. These two interviews took about 2 weeks. Then I was contacted the same week for another on the phone interview in 1 week time. This interview would be technical and I would be writing code on an online collaborative editor. This interview went well and after clearing this stage I was invited to MongoDB's New York office for a final round. The final round was very relaxed and chill. We enjoyed lunch with new graduates and other employees and then I had 3 1 hour interviews back to back. The day ended with a 10-15 chat with the recruiter. I received an email asking what was a good time to talk on the phone the following week and was later told that I had been offered the position.
- The interview questions relied on Algorithms, Data Structures and objective thinking more than anything else. Interviewers were very accommodating and took you through the process in a supportive and helpful manner. They expected you to know basics about the way code runs on a machine and errors that can arise based on the approach you take. Answer Question
Reasons for Declining
I received a more compelling offer from another firm.
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