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Interview Kickstart

Average Rating4.78
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Interview Kickstart is a part-time, 12-15 week online interview training platform that helps software engineers nail technical interviews at FAANG (Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix, Google) and Tier-1 companies. Interview Kickstart helps students strengthen their programming fundamentals and become better engineers in the process, thereby equipping them with the right set of skills required to crack tough technical interviews at top companies.  Based on a student’s c...

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  • Mas
    Mas
    Khoda • Student • San Jose
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    Dec 14, 2023
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    Bad

    I had a very bad experience!! It is very pricy and there is no clear schedule.
    It should be more personalized.  
    The instructions can be selected better.
    Also the customer service was not great.


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  • Kishan Patel
    Senior Software Engineer • Graduate • Backend Engineering Interview Course • San Jose
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    Dec 03, 2023
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    All you need to prepare for Tech Interviews

    I was committed to preparing for tech interviews as thoroughly as possible to land my next dream role. I explored a lot of different prep options before deciding on Interview Kickstart and couldn't be happier. In particular, I was looking for support with system design and behavioral interviews. I am blown away by how well-structured and thorough all of IK's content and support is. They have such a complete set of structured content that walks you through understanding everything you nee...
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  • Volodymyr Oros
    Consultant on TPM • Applicant • Technical Program Manager Interview course • San Jose
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    Aug 17, 2023
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    Best fit for my need

    I've moved to Silicon Valley and figured out that competition to FAANG companies is very high, so my interviewing skills need to be improved. It turned out that curriculum of Interview Kickstart, as well as format (I've chosen FastTrack to be flexible on time) has been a very good fit for my needs and give me a great feel of how I'll be interviewed in real life. Mock interviews are helping to bring theory to practice - and that is also a super valued part
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  • Rashmi
    Software engineer • Student • Backend Engineering Interview Course • San Jose
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    Jul 14, 2023
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    Best resource for FAANG+ interviews!

    This is the best coaching for interviews. The approach taught in this program is practical and scalable. Instead of doing 500+ problems on leetcode, with a handful of problems, one can learn the strategy on solving them. Best support team ever, and interviews are from FAANG+ companies. As an ex-FAANG sr engineer, myself. Highly recommend! Well worth the money. 
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  • Debjit Saha
    Graduate • Technical Program Manager Interview course • San Jose
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    May 23, 2023
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    Helped Me to crack into Technical Program Management at Meta

    I tried to get into FAANG but could not crack the system design interviews. Thus I joined the technical program management pathway at Interview Kickstart. The program was terrific. It covered the fundamentals as well as advanced topics in system design. I also got an opportunity to practice 1:1 with some industry professionals and get valuable feedback on what I could do better. The practice sessions not only helped me to improve but also built my confidence to clear the interviews. I hi...
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  • Humberto Gonzalez Granda
    Machine Learning Engineer at Omdena • Student • Machine Learning Interview Course • San Jose
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    Apr 25, 2023
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    Unlock Your True Potential: A Game-Changer for Tech Interviews

    I had the distinct pleasure of attending the Interview Kickstart program, and I must say that it has been an absolutely transformative experience! As an engineer looking to land my dream job at a top-tier tech company, I found the program's comprehensive approach to interview preparation truly invaluable.From the outset, Interview Kickstart's dedicated team of instructors and coaches provided exceptional support and mentorship. Their extensive knowledge and experience in the t...
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  • Vamshi
    Vamshi
    Student • Backend Engineering Interview Course • San Jose
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    Jan 24, 2023
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    Best go to place for interview preparation

    The IK curriculum for interview preparation is well-designed and focuses on teaching problem-solving strategies rather than just providing solutions. The coaches are patient and helpful in answering questions. Mock interviews with instructors from FAANG companies provide valuable feedback for improvement. Overall, the program is highly recommended for anyone looking for structured interview preparation.
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  • Ed Salazar
    Software Engineer • Graduate • Full Stack Engineering Interview Course • San Jose
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    Dec 08, 2022
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    Tough but well worth the effort

    Was really needing some foundational knowledge and structured learning for interview prep and InterviewKickStart delivered. I don't have the computer science background (mainly self-taught) but after going through the learning material/videos/classes, I feel more confident in what I am doing. There's still so much to learn and the interviews are still really tough but InterviewKickStart sets you on the right path. The coursework isn't cheap but it's of good quality and value. Just keep i...
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    Student Success Advocate of Interview Kickstart

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    Dec 26, 2022

    Hi Ed, thank you for your encouraging feedback! We are glad to know that you found the program and the curriculum valuable in your journey during the program. Please feel free to reach out to us at operations@interviewkickstart.com if you require our support on anything related to the program.
  • Husamettin Yuksel
    Husamettin Yuksel
    Software Engineer @ Google • Student • Backend Engineering Interview Course • San Jose
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    Nov 27, 2022
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    Fantastic organisation! Great support! Sophisticated team!

    The courses I was given were properly detailed and inclusive. I could get insight about the boundaries of lectures and topics. Practical examples were so instructive. When it comes the mockup interviews, everyone I spoke with, from IK, provided excellent guidance and took the time to answer all of my questions.
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    Student Success Advocate of Interview Kickstart

    Student Experience Team

    Dec 05, 2022

    Hi Husamettin, thank you for your words of appreciation! We are glad to know that you found the program useful in your upleveling journey. Please feel free to reach out to us at operations@interviewkickstart.com if you require our support on anything related to the program.
  • Greg Gompers
    MLOps Engineer • Student • Cloud Engineering Interview course • San Jose
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    Nov 11, 2022
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    Interview Kickstart is the real deal

    I joined interview kickstart in May of 2022, I gained way more in confidence and technical skill than the cost of the course

    There arent many cons, but I do have to mention:
    I do feel that the technical prep material could be better, I find myself using other sources in this area

    However, I feel the course is 100% worth it to purchase for the following 3 areas
    1. The support team for the program is exceptional, and has helped me with every special request and gone abo...
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    Student Success Advocate of Interview Kickstart

    Student Experience Team

    Nov 21, 2022

    Hi Greg, thank you for your words of appreciation! We are glad to know that you found the program useful in your upleveling journey. Please feel free to reach out to us at operations@interviewkickstart.com if you require our support on anything related to the program. 
  • Tamil K
    Staff Engineer • Student • Test Engineering Interview Course • San Jose
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    Nov 10, 2022
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    Best interview prep program i ever had

    Pros:
    Great domain specific programs 
    This was very helpful for me when I cam across interviews
    Algorithms & DS patterns classes are really helpful
    Interview prep for Salary negotiations - getting to talk with actual technical recruiters are very helpful

    Cons:
    classes on Algorithm and DS - 4hours is too long and sometimes it extends beyond that.
    These classes also require you to come prepared with study materials, This is really a lot for anyone who is workin...
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    Student Success Advocate of Interview Kickstart

    Student Experience Team

    Nov 21, 2022

    Hi Tamil, thank you for your encouraging feedback! We are glad to know that you found the program and the curriculum valuable in your journey during the program. Please feel free to reach out to us at operations@interviewkickstart.com if you require our support on anything related to the program. 
  • Thrinai Batchu
    Student • Data Engineering Interview Course
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    Nov 01, 2022
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    Glad to be part of IK

    I did an extensive research on multiple bootcamps for interviewing with FAANAG, and IK turned out to be the winner. Till today I have not changed this thought, I like IK because of the following:
    1. Good curriculum
    2. Good Instructors
    3. Good Operations Team and Mentor Teams
    4. Mock Interviews with people from FAANG 

    Could do better:
    The resources used by IK are little bit clumsy to me, like UpLevel (Very difficult to manage videos in Additional Library) and spread ...
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    Student Success Advocate of Interview Kickstart

    Student Experience Team

    Nov 21, 2022

    Hi Thrinai , thank you for your encouraging feedback! We are glad to know that you found the curriculum valuable in your journey during the program. Please feel free to reach out to us at operations@interviewkickstart.com if you require our support on anything related to the program. 

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Updated April 05, 2023
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Interview Kickstart Alumni Reviews Summary

Based on 250+ Interview Kickstart alumni reviews on Course Report, positive feedback for the program centers on the detailed curriculum and effective preparation for technical interviews at top companies. One review praises the program, stating, "I gained way more in confidence and technical skill than the cost of the course." A contrasting view, however, points out that while the support team is exceptional, some of the technical prep materials could be improved.
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How much does Interview Kickstart cost?

The average bootcamp costs $14,142, but Interview Kickstart does not share pricing information. You can read a cost-comparison of other popular bootcamps!

What courses does Interview Kickstart teach?

Interview Kickstart offers courses like Android Engineering Interview Course, Backend Engineering Interview Course, Cloud Engineering Interview course, Data Engineering Interview Course and 13 more.

Where does Interview Kickstart have campuses?

Interview Kickstart has an in-person campus in San Jose.

Is Interview Kickstart worth it?

Interview Kickstart hasn't shared alumni outcomes yet, but one way to determine if a bootcamp is worth it is by reading alumni reviews. 264 Interview Kickstart alumni, students, and applicants have reviewed Interview Kickstart on Course Report - you should start there!

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We let alumni answer that question. 264 Interview Kickstart alumni, students, and applicants have reviewed Interview Kickstart and rate their overall experience a 4.78 out of 5.

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You can read 264 reviews of Interview Kickstart on Course Report! Interview Kickstart alumni, students, and applicants have reviewed Interview Kickstart and rate their overall experience a 4.78 out of 5.

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