Shopee’s hiring process is nowhere near being simple: significant competition, several rounds of interviews, and tricky questions - both specific to Shopee and on a broad range of general topics.
However, all the torments of Shopee's application process are well worth it: the company reputedly offers more generous benefits and compensation as compared to some of the FAANGs (or MANGA).
At NodeFlair we know that preparation is critical for any job application. In this guide, we will talk about all the ins and outs of Shopee's application and interview process and provide some useful tips for landing a job at Shopee.
The information and questions are gathered from various sources from users who have gone through the interview process for roles such as Backend Engineer and Frontend Engineers. These sources include, but are not limited to, Glassdoor, Leetcode, forums and users we have interviewed.
TL;DR: Your ultimate Shopee Software Engineering Interview Guide
While we do our best to ensure that the content is accurate and up to date by cross-checking it with a sizable number of individuals, we acknowledge that the questions might be changed over time, or it might vary across departments and interviewers.
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This is an informal round with the recruiter. Depending on the seniority of the role, there might not be any call with HR. From speaking to a handful of internship applicants, Shopee seems to skip this round if you are applying for internship positions.
The recruiter will ask you to share more about your resume and experiences. This is also a great opportunity to share your non-work-related coding experiences. For example, experience in competitive programming, open-source contributions or writing technical articles. Doing so will help you stand out among other applicants!
The recruiter will share more details about the company and the roles that are open. In addition, you will also learn more about what you can expect from the interview processes and the types of questions that you will be asked during the interviews.
You can make the most out of the chat by:
While Shopee's hiring process can be challenging, it is, undoubtedly, rewarding. With a good amount of preparation and sufficient determination, you can be sure to ace the interview process and receive a much-desired job offer.
There appears to be a question bank that’s being used, regardless of the roles and seniority. It is not surprising to find similar questions being asked for a fresh graduate role and internship.
Companies like Shopee are always aiming to stay ahead of the curve and try new things. Questions asked at Shopee interviews are always changing, so memorizing specific questions and answers won't work. However, you can review recently asked questions to get a general idea of what to expect.
These questions have been a common and consistent occurrence as shared by multiple users. They are almost a must-know and if you do not have sufficient time to prepare for the interview, you should focus on these questions and topics.
These questions are not as common as the ones above but have been asked before at some point(s) in previous candidate interviews at Shopee. Practising them will prepare you better for the interviews as you will have a better understanding of what are the types of questions to expect.
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Based on NodeFlair Salaries, the average salary (compared to market's median) is:
Regardless of your experience, Shopee pays 8%-46% higher than the industry average!
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