Amazon LP Principles interview

Boeing bawannabe
Jun 18 24 Comments

Does the interviewer tell you typically what leadership principles they are looking for when they’re asking the behavioral questions?

Also, are you allowed to repeat stories from one interview to another interview?

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  • Dummy question here; what’s an LP?
    Jun 18 3
    • Boeing bawannabe
      OP
      Leadership principles, core values of Amazon
      Jun 18
    • Microsoft / Eng cholical
      It's a Lopsided Popsicle. Most likely banana flavored
      Jun 18
    • Adidas coisna
      Limited penis
      Jun 18
  • New HVRt57
    They don’t ever tell you specifically but it’s pretty obvious

    I personally tried my best to avoid using the same stories - each interviewer took a ton of notes and I figured they would be shared
    Jun 18 7
    • Amazon Doby2468
      It’s ok. I always assure candidates it’s ok because it really is. Of course, if you come in with 10 YOE, interviewing for a senior role, but only have 1 story, it will make me question the exposure you had over the past 10 years. If you are just fresh out of school, we know and we don’t expect you to have delivered Facebook on your own or convinced your CEO that his biz proposal is crap.
      Jun 18
    • Boeing bawannabe
      OP
      Would you say it’s better to have answers map to multiple LPs or answer that specific one?
      Jun 18
    • Amazon Doby2468
      Answer to the question. As long as you are specific and have details to share, the interviewer can pick out what he or she needs
      Jun 18
    • Boeing bawannabe
      OP
      Is there a good length to an answer? If I get detailed I might take around five minutes.
      Jun 18
    • Amazon Doby2468
      The interviewer will guide you along. To be honest, knowing when to stop, the level of detail to go into, it’s part of you and how well you communicate. I will worry for you if it’s binary to you (ie too brief vs too long)
      Jun 19
  • Google əๅɓoo⅁
    LP questions I got were literally LPs from the list, not cryptic behavioral questions.
    They are not supposed to ask the same questions, but have a couple examples ready for each LP just in case.
    Jun 18 6
    • Google əๅɓoo⅁
      Yes, exactly. You are supposed to have the answers ready since they gave you the list ahead if time.
      Jun 18
    • Amazon Doby2468
      No we won’t ask “tell me a time where you earned trust”. That would be awkward, and the interviewer is probably not having a good day. It would be more of “tell me a time when you missed a project deadline”. We can get a lot of data points from what happened and what you did or did not do. That said, don’t worry about answer it right. There is no right or wrong. For every situation, there are always different roads to Rome. Just say what you did, be reflective. If it is in you, it will show.
      Jun 18
    • Boeing bawannabe
      OP
      Got it, so preparing stories that hit a lot of LPs would be better rather than trying to pinpoint it to one?
      Jun 18
    • Amazon Doby2468
      Yeah. For stories that are worth their weight, I never just shows 1 LP anyway.
      Jun 18
    • Boeing bawannabe
      OP
      Will the interviewer try to drill down to that LP through answering questions?
      Jun 18
  • Adidas coisna
    Some do, some don't. You can repeat stories but try to make sure they map to multiple LPs
    Jun 18 1
    • Boeing bawannabe
      OP
      Typically, how many questions do they ask per LP!
      Jun 18
  • No, and yes
    Jun 19 0
  • New / Eng
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    Google
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    Jun 18 0
  • Amdocs Red&White
    LPs were never directly mentioned but it was pretty obvious what the question was about, I did a little bit of repetition but always focused on the details more relevant to what the interviewer seemed to be probing for
    Jun 18 0