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Full Stack Javascript Engineer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
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Application

I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Monese (London, England) in July 2019.

Interview

Can only be summarised as "Oh Dear..."

Stage 1:
You go through a phone interview with an internal recruiter. Talk a little about yourself, experience, what you are looking for in the role, etc and then inevitably get invited to the London office.

Stage 2:
You go into a small glass box and have a pen and paper put in front of you. Your CV and experience is mostly set aside and you are then expected to answer rapid fire technical questions as you are here for that purpose, to only write code. You'll need to do a refresher on your CS degree for this one as you'll be asked to give essentially dictionary definitions on a bunch of CS concepts.

The worst thing about this interview was that you had a developer CHURNING through page after page of technical questions with little interest in the person across the table. Most of the technical decisions seem to be made already without implementation (moving a php site to node) and they are looking for someone to just do the job. Why not get a contractor for this role?

The usual product company set up of Jira, Scrum and cross functional teams. You'll be working with a single developer on the project. Bring some start up experience, you might be in for a rough ride!

The interview was almost over 2 hours, 1.5 of that being purely transcript CS questions. Once the interview finishes, you can ask a few questions... sadly, they didn't have known answers.

Here's just some of the Q's I can remember! It's essentially an 'Introduction to Programming' /Uni module quiz.

Interview Questions

  • What are the principles of Object Orientated Programming?   Answer Question
  • Can you write down a pure function on this paper and explain why it's pure?   Answer Question
  • How would you build a login system in a greenfield project   Answer Question
  • Can you name 2 search algorithms? How about 2 sort algorithms?   Answer Question
  • How many requests can you have in flight at one time in the browser?   Answer Question
  • What is a Progressive web app?   Answer Question
  • Is Node a single threaded or multi threaded language?   Answer Question
  • Can you see the downsides of using a client side UI-Components library?   Answer Question
  • What is the flux pattern?   Answer Question
  • Can you tell me what Binary Search is?   Answer Question
  • Can you tell me what linear search is? what is the asymptotic complexity of this algorithm   Answer Question
  • Can you name several thousand design patterns..?   1 Answer
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