LinkedIn Recruitment Process

  • Last Updated : 29 Nov, 2017

About Company :

LinkedIn is a business- and employment-oriented social networking service that operates via websites and mobile apps. Founded on December 28, 2002 and headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. Users can make connections with other people they have worked with, post their work experience and skills, look for jobs, and look for workers. The site is available in many languages, including most European languages, Japanese, Korean, Indonesian, and Malay. LinkedIn has more than 500 million members around the world. In India, there are more than 18 million users.

The site has an Alexa Internet ranking as the 20th most popular website (October 2016). In 2016, Microsoft acquired LinkedIn. LinkedIn is awarded rank #60 on the Forb’s America’s Best Employer List, also ranked #1867 on Forb’s Global 2000 and #715 in terms of Market Value in 2016. LinkedIn is ranked at #14 among the Best Places to work in the World in 2016 and #8 in 2017.
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Recruitment Process :

LinkedIn conducts 5-6 rounds to select freshers as SDE in their organisation.

  • Online Round
  • Technical Round 1
  • Technical Round 2
  • Technical Round 3
  • Technical Round 4
  • System Design Round
  • HR Round

Academic Criteria :

  • 60 percent or above in B.Tech, Class X and XII.
  • No backlogs at the time of interview

Written Round :
Online round contains 2-3 coding problems for which time duration is 1 hr. Sometimes this round also include MCQs which are mainly from data structures, algorithms, oops, dbms, Networking and Linux.

Technical Rounds :
The students who clear the written round are called for Technical Interview. To clear this round you should be clear with your basics. You should be prepared with Data structures and Algorithms, Operating System, networking and dbms. Students from branches other than CS should prepare for other two subjects related to their branch. Sometimes these rounds may also be online coding rounds. They also ask questions from resume. They frequently ask questions about your previous projects. You may be asked puzzles in this round. To be prepared for puzzles you can practice from our Puzzles section.

System Design Rounds :
In this round you can expect designing based problems such as to design a file server system.

HR Round :
Sometimes they only ask HR questions like :
1. Tell me about Yourself
2. Your family background?
3. Projects mentioned in Resume
4. Problems faced during projects
5. Some real life based problems

Questions Asked in LinkedIn :

  1. Closest Strings
  2. Longest Palindromic Subsequence
  3. Find first and last occurrence of x
  4. Pair with greatest product in array
  5. Merge Two Sorted Arrays
  6. Search a node in BST (Function Problem)
  7. How is the data structure of System R different from the relational structure?
  8. What are the differences between paging and segmentation?
  9. What are some pros and cons of a command line interface?
  10. What is time-stamping?
  11. Describe the Buddy system of memory allocation
  12. What is the Translation Lookaside Buffer (TLB)?
  13. more >>

Interview Experiences

It is always beneficial if you know what it is to be there at that moment. So, to give you an advantage, we provide you Interview Experiences of candidates who have been in your situation earlier. Make the most of it.

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