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Not sure what you're arguing.

I'm fine going through tough technical interviews.

I'm not fine spending 3-5+ hours on some trivial coding task that can be gamed and was issued to me by folks who may not have even thoroughly checked my resume.

Given the current supply/demand curve, and the fact that top employers like FAANGs do not require this sort of time and effort (and for a good reason), I don't have to jump through that hoop.




I think what they're arguing is that since most engineers don't use the algorithmic knowledge on a day-to-day basis (and are thus likely to be rusty), the time they'd need to spend reviewing/prepping to pass a whiteboard coding interview is greater than the time it would take to do the work sample.




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