Amazon Interview tricksters

Amazon / Eng funkie
Jun 1, 2018 28 Comments

Lot of my friends are calling me to understand amazon 14 leadership principles. After that they are making up some examples. This is happening specially in India, where lots of third grade talent is entering in Amazon to fulfill greed for Amazon shares. Indian leadership contains only incompetent directors and senior managers who are in hiring spree to keep a useless charter. Any idea how to stop such thing to stop wrong hiring in India Amazon ( for both amazon.in and amazon.com), also is there any way to remove these Sr. Mgrs and dirs, who are incompetent and are doing a lot of harm to Amazon from India. Better to re-interview these useless crooks and then show them the doors.

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  • Amazon rtra
    Start with Abhoy
    Jun 1, 2018 3
    • Amazon / Eng funkie
      OP
      Whats that?
      Jun 1, 2018
    • Amazon if else
      Most of his reports came from India internal transfer
      Jun 1, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng funkie
      OP
      Oh got that. Yes Amazon in India is in true mess. Better to start scrutinization.
      Jun 1, 2018
  • Oracle Reddit!
    I got an offer from FAAGU but never considered Amazon because of their low hiring bar. I know so many of them who are very bad at designing/coding working in AWS Seattle/Palo Alto. You can't do anything because Amazon hires a lot of shitty talent because of their growing business.
    Jun 1, 2018 10
    • Oracle Reddit!
      That was my initial thought. It's very hard for Amazon to attract talent with that weird vesting schedule.
      Jun 1, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng
      Hooliganss

      Amazon Eng

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      Hooliganssmore
      5, 15, 40, 40?

      Amazon operates in on a target comp system where you’re comp should be at least X amount every year. The first and second year bonuses make up for the lopsided vestiges the first two years.
      Jun 1, 2018
    • Oracle Reddit!
      Yea, I got an amazing offer. I choose a different company because of their hiring bar and their vesting schedule. Think about it this way - for an engineer from G/FB to join Amazon, money is not the only motivation. They consider their peers too. You want to work with someone who's at the same level as you. This doesn't mean that all of Amazon is bad but lately their is bar so low. if you prepare stories for their LPs, it's sure you'll get an offer.
      Jun 1, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng
      Hooliganss

      Amazon Eng

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      Hooliganssmore
      Right, I was at google prior to amazon. The money (including benefits) was a bit more, but the problems AWS solves are much more interesting imo than most of what google does.

      In my experience, it’s the people that are only in it for the money that are the most unpleasant to work with. My team has a few ex-google, ex-Facebook, and even one ex-microsoftie. They’re hear because the pay is about the same, but the work is much more interesting.

      I’ve seen what amazon hires. While the bar is still in the ballpark of other top companies, you’re right that it is lower. But, the company gets rid of people at an astonishing rate, and the truth is that there’s a sizable group of people that are really smart, but not great at interviewing.
      Jun 1, 2018
    • Amazon if else
      The company is not for everyone, only the fittest survive and the rest get PIP’d. I’m EXTREMELY satisfied that I happen to ship products every year and work on lot of V1’s. I wouldn’t trade companies not only because I get to do amazing work, but I have a mind boggling number of RSU’s vesting in the next 2.5 years! ~670k+ on top my maxed out base at 185k. Sweet deal...
      Jun 2, 2018
  • Amazon / Eng funkie
    OP
    I find this issue very common in India. Here the bar is all time low. It seems all the waste candidate pool is in Amazon. Not sure why is this not taken seriously.
    Jun 1, 2018 5
    • Amazon rtra
      Are you in the Bangalore office?
      Jun 1, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng funkie
      OP
      I am in Chennai
      Jun 1, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng funkie
      OP
      Let's keep blind anonymous.
      Jun 1, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng funkie
      OP
      Bangalore talent pool is also very bad. I will say in Chennai it's much better. Bangalore is totally useless.
      Jun 1, 2018
    • Amazon rtra
      Agree with funkie, Amazon could jettison the entire Bangalore office and we would be net better off.
      Jun 1, 2018
  • Amazon chjR27
    Stop answering them about the specifics on LPs and interview. If the candidates are natural fit to Amazon then they would generally do well without knowing specifics of LPs and what the interviewers expect. Everything else they can generally figure out from the web.
    Jun 1, 2018 1
    • Amazon / Eng funkie
      OP
      They are friends, so it's difficult to stop answering them. I think some change in interview process is needed
      Jun 1, 2018
  • Amazon / Eng Am A Bot
    PM me. I have a few ideas.
    Jun 1, 2018 2
    • New XwFm74
      R u a bot
      Jun 1, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng Am A Bot
      No. It’s just a portmanteau of Amazon and robot.
      Jun 1, 2018
  • Amazon / Eng
    Hooliganss

    Amazon Eng

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    Hooliganssmore
    But it is true, almost exclusively, all of the incompetent people I have worked with were part of Amazon India
    Jun 1, 2018 0
  • VMware yogiman
    People who interview in the bay also fake answers btw.
    Jun 1, 2018 0