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THE zoom coding INTERVIEW


Take a deep dive through the Zoom interview process and learn all about what to expect in this comprehensive insider guide to the Zoom interview process.


Explore some of the most commonly asked Zoom questions and get detailed solutions. Get a leg up on your competition in the interview!


what are people saying about working at zoom?

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  • Genuine compassion, empathy, and respect for all individuals from the top down

  • Very easy to be visible day to day, lots of opportunity to have an impact beyond the basic job description

  • Engineering team here has each other's backs (no politics tolerated)

  • Overwhelming amount of tasks, juggling priorities is difficult

  • Growing pains may not be a fit for every individual

  • Poor management within the product team, no clear path for career progression

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You should reflect back on your experience and gather some examples of projects that made you proud, feedback that helped you grow, and challenging projects that taught you lessons. It doesn't matter whether these experiences and examples are from classes, internships, or past jobs. What's important is having some examples in mind so you don't have to take too long during your interview to come up with responses to questions.

what zoomies have to say about interviewing

*All quotes obtained from Zoom



"Usually a phone screening with a recruiter, followed by multiple rounds of technical interviews. Recruiters are very friendly and actually feel like they are there to help you, not just place you in a role. If you make it past the recruiter stage, you end up getting a 1-on-1 technical screening interview.


Most companies will just give you a coding problem, say "go", and then stare at you for an hour while you struggle. At Zoom, the engineer interviewing you is here to help you find the solution. They will guide you to the correct answer, as they understand the interview process is more about if they can work with you, not if you can solve a random coding question in an hour. If you make it past that, you get to the "on-site" interview, which is pretty tough. That interview is usually with 4+ engineers and lasts for a few hours. They ask a lot of in depth questions about your experience, coding problems, etc. Be prepared to do this all at once and do not be afraid to ask questions!"


*All quotes obtained from Glassdoor




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Need help preparing for the interview?

Check out the Definitive Interview Prep Roadmap,

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