Am I toast? Amazon Online Assessment

Northrop Grumman / Eng WXbK25
Apr 6, 2018 34 Comments

Just completed a online assessment for Amazon. I missed an edge case causing one of my answers to fail 1 of 23 test cases.

Am I toast?

All said I did make it to the next level. Just got the email.

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  • Amazon / Eng piora
    You’ll be placed in a lower tier of problem solvers, and will have to pay back Amazon for wasted compute.
    Apr 6, 2018 0
  • Amazon / Eng ama64
    It will probably go to manual review and you will likely get through to on site.
    Apr 6, 2018 2
    • Northrop Grumman / Eng WXbK25
      OP
      Are the application pools topically small enough that they would take the time?
      Apr 6, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng ama64
      They will regardless of applicant pool size. You wont get penalized for a single small mistake. It’ll take more than that to reject you.

      But they won’t tell you if it’s manually reviewed or not. You’ll just know pass or fail.
      Apr 6, 2018
  • Amazon / Eng ajar20
    I failed a 2-3 cases and went onsite you’ll be fine.
    Apr 6, 2018 2
    • What sort of questions did you get? Did you get cultural survey questions? Are those based on leadership principles?
      Apr 7, 2018
    • Intel ajalq
      Damn I am in the same boat. Failed 2 test cases in 1st question. In 2nd question it didn’t compile because of import issue but I submitted with comments
      Apr 11
  • Amazon bluecoin
    it depends, you should ace the easy multiple choice OAs. For the longer assessment, I straight up failed the last question and I got in
    Apr 8, 2018 1
    • Intel ajalq
      Was your 1st question correct entirely? My 2 test case didn’t pass test did
      Apr 11
  • What sort of questions did you get?
    Apr 7, 2018 1
    • WalmartLabs / Eng Shred
      I probably did the same one OP had. I don’t even remember the first one, it was super easy. Second one was ordering an array of arrays based on priority.
      Apr 10, 2018
  • Amazon / Eng vqXq75
    Last year was my coding assessment with Amazon (industry hire). I nailed the first one, but at the expense of only having 15 minutes left for the second one (which I couldn’t finish). I figured it was over. But a full week later I was asked to come on-site. A month after I started, I was in the stairwell of my building when someone walked by me and said “hey (my name)”. I didn’t recognize him, but I had just met like 100 people in a month so I just went with it. “Oh, hey”, as we kept walking in opposite directions. He slowed down and said that he did my coding assessment and he gave me a literal thumbs up. I had to search up the Phone Tool tree to finally find out who he is. I just saw a LinkedIn post from him recently (he’s connected to one of my connections) and he’s now in AWS. So my advice is to make sure you 100% nail at least one of them, preferably the first one. Because there is a real person behind it, who does want you to succeed.
    Apr 7, 2018 0
  • Epsilon / Eng
    GettingThr

    Epsilon Eng

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    Epsilon
    GettingThrmore
    For which team/position? I just gave one yesterday, 2nd question was messed-up!!
    Apr 6, 2018 5
    • Northrop Grumman / Eng WXbK25
      OP
      Alexa team.
      Apr 6, 2018
    • Rev / Eng HTav22
      Seattle? There are so many Alexa teams.
      Apr 6, 2018
    • Veritas ntnx
      Hiring event at Sunnyvale?
      Apr 6, 2018
    • Northrop Grumman / Eng WXbK25
      OP
      Yeah
      Apr 9, 2018
    • WalmartLabs / Eng Shred
      I did it too. I was failing two test cases on the second question, with no way of seeing the test input.
      Apr 10, 2018
  • Rev / Eng HTav22
    You'd probably be fine. I know people who missed a couple of cases and still moved to onsite. BTW, were you not able to run all the test cases before submitting?
    Apr 6, 2018 2
    • Northrop Grumman / Eng WXbK25
      OP
      All test cases run when testing, but you can only see the input and output for the first two.
      Apr 6, 2018
    • Rev / Eng HTav22
      That's odd. IIRC, when I did it, I'm pretty sure I was able to go to another tab (in the same test window) and see if all tests for that particular question have passed. Each question has over 10 cases or something like that.
      Apr 6, 2018
  • Flatiron Health gmp
    I failed a case too and got an onsite invite
    Apr 6, 2018 1
    • Northrop Grumman / Eng WXbK25
      OP
      Good to hear
      Apr 6, 2018
  • Amazon / Eng ama64
    We will see right? OP let us know how it goes.
    Apr 6, 2018 1
    • Northrop Grumman / Eng WXbK25
      OP
      Will do.
      Apr 6, 2018
  • Microsoft / Eng
    radix

    Microsoft Eng

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    Akamai Technologies
    radixmore
    Yes. You‘re supposed to get 100% on OA. Remember they won’t be reading your code to give you partial credit.
    Apr 6, 2018 1
    • Amazon / Eng piora
      not the case anymore, bar is set to get anyone to a phone screen who got at least something right
      Apr 6, 2018
  • New ExyC51
    Here is list of amazon online assessment questions. Hope it helps: https://aonecode.com/amazon-online-assessment-questions
    May 15 0
  • Intel ajalq
    I am in the same boat. Their system didn’t let me import libraries in python but my solution is correct. I am so frustrated
    Apr 11 0
  • Microsoft LostFocus
    I heard there is some essay writing competition as well?
    Apr 8, 2018 0
  • Amazon / Eng Ugleebugly
    If there are no issues with overall quality of code and time complexity then you will be fine. Nobody cares about one or two edge cases.
    Apr 6, 2018 0
  • Microsoft Dryer
    What sort of questions are there?
    Apr 6, 2018 0
  • Amazon zzzxxxx
    I don’t think that would be fine
    Apr 6, 2018 0
  • Amazon gatorbait
    Lol should be fine
    Apr 6, 2018 0

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