Amazon Leadership Principles

New / Eng lorikeet
Mar 13 15 Comments

Guys, I have an on-site coming soon and I was asked to prepare the LP of Amazon and come up with at least 3 situations for each principle
So since I didn’t faced so many situations in my previous jobs I am wondering whether you can share with me yours :-)

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  • Microsoft MSFTBRO
    Ok I’ll tell you one.

    One time at band camp, I stuck a flute up my butt.
    Mar 13 2
    • New / Eng lorikeet
      OP
      Okay those are S and T. How about A and R
      Mar 13
    • Amazon JesozB
      I then realized I can still deliver on my comitments if I Think Big. So I ate a truck loads of beans and farted till I was blue in the face. The flute played the music. Deadline met. Results delivered. I now mentor new hires by sticking flutes up their arses. That's my hire and develop the best.
      Mar 13
  • VMware oop!
    3 per LP is too many. Just list down times when you did good work, solved interesting problems, showed general leadership skills. Try to swing them differently and map these to multiple LPs.
    Mar 13 0
  • The situations need not be dramatic, even simple daily situations work as well. The situation and the result is not important it’s what actions you took and how your thinking and actions implicitly showcase the leadership principles that matters. Amazon interview is a good exercise to introspect what you did, what you could have done, what’s the impact of it etc. think hard. At least have 14 ( one for each) and 4 for back up.
    Mar 13 1
    • New / Eng lorikeet
      OP
      Thanks this is very helpful
      Mar 13
  • MathWorks cJ8oNw
    They ask a lot of follow up questions, you should think of your own examples.
    Mar 13 0
  • Gigamon / Eng
    done

    Gigamon Eng

    BIO
    what's th is
    donemore
    Prepare more for LP. They focus more on that than technical if you r being consider ed for higher role.
    Mar 13 0
  • Microsoft djxjk
    Is it ok to say no for some questions if I haven't experienced such situations before?
    Mar 13 2
    • NetCracker uaeP341
      No, it is not okay.
      Mar 13
    • Microsoft / IT
      0to1

      Microsoft IT

      BIO
      React.js/Auth&Auth/Cryptography/CloudNative
      0to1more
      You could say you haven't had a situation and then possibly could answer hypothetically?
      Mar 13
  • Google / Eng yogi bear
    just make up some bs, that's exactly how those LP were made up anyway
    Mar 13 0
  • PayPal da anomaly
    Seriously if you can’t come up with three each you are not a fit and don’t bother. That’s the point of it - do you do the things Amazon values or not.
    Mar 13 0
  • New / Eng
    ukssoekjju

    New Eng

    PRE
    Amazon
    ukssoekjjumore
    I prepared 5 situations that can be mapped to multiple principles. 1 for each principle would be like 14 shallow stories.
    Mar 13 0
  • New sparked
    They are trying to see if you can be a leader...not some randoms in blind
    Mar 13 0

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