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I have been working at Coupang full-time (More than a year)
Great perks and benefits, great teams, recruiting staff is building a stronger diverse environment of enthusiastic individuals.
Coupang is still growing and improving in many aspects so in the midst of many changes which isn't such a bad thing since I'm able to influence and make an impact.
Advice to Management
Management and HR need to improve communication skills and general management skills.
I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Coupang (Mountain View, CA (US)) in May 2017.
Got in a call with recruiter, understood the teams, and set up phonescreen. Cleared phonescreen and scheduled onsite. It had 5 people on panel.
1) Person was someone at a high position in the leadership. He for 1+ hrs just talked about business of coupang. Talked about technology very less and talked about the projects he managed in the past very less. at the end of the interview he gave me an algorithmic question which he wanted only the idea for solving the problem from me.
2) second person learnt about my background, told me code on blackboard tree traversal problem. i did using recursion, then he told me to do it iteratively as well. He asked me a design question about designing a marketplace on a website. i gave him an indepth answer
3) 3rd interviewer gave me a paper on which the problem was stated, i had to hit that api, get the data, and display on console. Can do paginations. I coded that from scratch on my laptop and gave it to him. I can look up on the internet for some usage or examples if needed
4) 4th interviewer asked me write a spark job on blackboard. i kind of struggled as i was not told that i will be asked questions specifically related to a technology hence i had not brushed up on it.
The interviews did not stick to the time plan and i got out of the office 1+ hr late than originally scheduled. The first interviewer bored me out. I did not like the fact that i was grilled on a specific technology. The 3rd interviewer was just sitting there and did not ask me anything related to my code or thought process.
I dont know what they were trying to evaluate from me. The interviews were very peculiar than other companies