Amazon Managers: Why do you ignore internals who enquire about your open jobs?

Amazon / Other Piehole
Sep 22, 2017 21 Comments

What is the deal with managers who post jobs and then ignore internals who reach out to discuss? Isn't this supposed to be a big advantage of working at Amazon, and often, a big advantage for the HM? How about some ownership? I tend to be so much less interested in that job and working for that lazy HM when I have to beg them to talk to me. What gives, managers?

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TOP 21 Comments
  • Microsoft Predisent
    Maybe they are not desperate to hire new people? It is the same everywhere, not just in amzn. When they are desperate to hire, oh boy, you bet your ass they will try to lure you in.
    Sep 22, 2017 2
    • Oracle Ericlam
      +1 same issue I see in Oracle, apply internally where you think will be food fit and you don't get any response of your email or application. strange part is sometime 1-2 HM responded and ask - Can you please apply ? Dude, I have applied and thats is why I am following up, don't your check applications ??
      Sep 23, 2017
    • Amazon QhrC74
      Oracle hiring system sucks. It did not notify any applications from internal or external! At least that was the case when i was there
      Sep 24, 2017
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    • Amazon / Other Cash Meow
      en·quire
      inˈkwī(ə)r,enˈkwī(ə)r/Submit
      verbBRITISH
      another term for inquire.
      Sep 23, 2017
  • Amazon Ember
    Maybe it's you.
    Sep 22, 2017 1
    • Amazon / Other Piehole
      OP
      Doubtful since I am tenured, have clear progression and possess a strong skill set outlined in the basic qualifications. I'm not even sure I want the job, just want to talk to the guy. It's just laziness on his part, but I did expect a Blind troll to come along with a dickish "maybe it's you" comment.
      Sep 23, 2017
  • Amazon / Other Piehole
    OP
    Not an engineer, but even so, we are a high feedback culture. Say it, then everyone can move on and/or make plans to improve, per feedback.
    Sep 22, 2017 0
  • Amazon Owlexa
    There are tons of internal postings dangling that are no longer open. Happened to me today - got an email on an SDE1 req. I have asked recruiting to close it out three times since we don't have HC now. If an SDM ignores you, safe bet the job req is no longer open and they are just annoyed because they keep getting tons of emails on it. To be fair, I have tried to reply to everyone who has emailed on this bogus req.
    Sep 22, 2017 2
    • Google / Eng
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      Can't you update the job requirements to say this?
      Sep 22, 2017
    • Amazon / Other Piehole
      OP
      I always confirm with recruiting or the HM if a job is still open.
      Sep 23, 2017
  • Amazon QhrC74
    Really? If any internal applies my job, I would response same day!! Also, it might be the hire system not sending notification. Send the email directly to the manager!
    Sep 22, 2017 0
  • Amazon / Eng nomadic
    definitely laziness
    Sep 22, 2017 0
  • Amazon / Eng udfhty
    Job req stays open till the person whom we hired joins the team. So lets say HM made an external offer but candidate is joining after 3 months. Job stays open but we cannot internal folks on this.
    Sep 23, 2017 2
    • Amazon / Mgmt Observ3r
      Should still reply. I can’t think of a time I have not replied, even if the answer was “sorry, but we closed the req”
      Sep 23, 2017
    • Amazon / Eng udfhty
      Agreed. Most people do as well
      Sep 23, 2017
  • New uNFG40
    It’s really hard to say no to internal applicants when they are under qualified so most of time the recruiter filters it out.
    Sep 24, 2017 0
  • Amazon / Other Piehole
    OP
    I pinged the recruiter, she said they are far from making a hire. She also said the HM doesn't like to talk to internals but does prefer one for this role.??Again, gives me pause. It's his chance to sell the role and himself as a manager.
    Sep 23, 2017 0
  • Microsoft / Product Mapper
    Many a times I see the HM already have some one in mind or have a recommendation they would be pursuing....
    Sep 23, 2017 0
  • Microsoft / Eng Summoner99
    Its the new industry standard, no one hires internals anymore, that was so the 20th century. In the 21st century, external candidates are the way to go apparently.
    Sep 23, 2017 0
  • Amazon / Other Cash Meow
    Lazy, sometimes just busy, but yeah, we've probably all been there. Let's hope they get the same treatment someday. Dicks.
    Sep 22, 2017 0
  • Amazon lIlllIIIl
    Maybe the manager looked at the internal candidate’s code/wiki commits, didn’t like them,
    Sep 22, 2017 0