Amazon Onsite Interview Dress Code

State Street Corporation zdps
Aug 29 26 Comments

I would appreciate if somebody from Amazon or AWS team in Boston would confirm what dress code is expected on SWE role interview. Recruiter said that it is business casual leaning towards casual, but I did not hear clear confirmation that jeans and t-shirt is appropriate, though I was told nobody would judge me by that.
What's the norm there? I learned that East Cost can be more conservative and assumption is that candidate should wear a shirt.

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  • Google Steve Woz
    Shave your head to look like Jeff B. They will be impressed by your dedication and hire you on the spot.
    Aug 29 1
    • State Street Corporation zdps
      OP
      That's interesting idea! Though I didn't have such kind of doubts in other Big 4 interviews. "Business Casual" wording really bothers me.
      Aug 29
  • Amazon / Other hd-qe2
    You're assumption is 100% correct, you should definitely wear a shirt 😀. In all seriousness, I wore a long-sleeve button-down tucked into slacks and was completely over-dressed. Jeans and a polo is 100% acceptable.
    Aug 29 6
    • Amazon / Other hd-qe2
      At my location a t-shirt would be fine. That being said, if I were interviewing for a job I'd feel uncomfortable being that casual.
      Aug 29
    • New
      mPOT57

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      mPOT57more
      What’s the position? If it is customer facing, west smart casual. If it is not, you won’t go wrong with casual. I wore a button-down shirt, chinos, casual dress shoes, and a sport jacket. I was way over dressed, but got the job. People regularly come in t shirts for interviews. I’d suggest though just wearing a casual button-down shirt, dark jeans, brown belt, and brown shoes. That can’t go wrong
      Aug 30
    • State Street Corporation zdps
      OP
      @mPOT57 it's SWE position
      Aug 30
    • New
      mPOT57

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      mPOT57more
      Great! SDE or SDM is generally as casual as it gets. You won’t go wrong with my suggestion, but you probably are even fine with a t shirt
      Aug 30
    • State Street Corporation zdps
      OP
      Thank you. After a few comments here I'm leaning towards wearing a shirt. :) I can probably look for some casual variations of it
      Aug 30
  • Microsoft
    uhdavhk

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    uhdavhkmore
    Nobody cares if you can leetcode hard.
    Aug 29 0
  • Microsoft 🏂🌮🍺#
    A few dudes at AWS wear kilts everyday, unclear if they did that during the interviews or if they’re even Scottish.
    Aug 29 0
  • Groupon TotoroPo
    You really want a three piece suit if you’re aiming for the top TC
    Aug 29 0
  • Amazon / Eng AMZNBucks
    Tuxedo
    Aug 29 0
  • ICF / Consultant Sharyuu
    I would infer a shirt tucked/untucked with jeans. That's my definition of business casual.
    Also, plain T with bland chinos and a semi casual coat would be good. I think.
    Aug 29 1
    • HERE / Mgmt :-\
      ^ That's how I rolled into the on-site there. Fit right into the environment there just fine. West Coast, though... YMMV.
      Aug 29
  • Snapchat lookingh
    Banana costume
    Aug 29 0
  • Amazon / Field Ops 206
    Your recruiter should tell you. In general, dress like you're going to work there. If SDE, very lax. If you're customer-facing, take it up a notch and wear a shirt with a collar and pants with a belt. We don't care what you look like, but don't stand out like a sore thumb either direction. A suit will get you laughed at, and probably get dinged for bad culture fit for most roles.
    Aug 29 1
    • State Street Corporation zdps
      OP
      Thank you! Appreciate it!
      Aug 29
  • Amazon zVjh74
    Skip the coat.
    Aug 29 0
  • New / Sales NoMeansY/N
    Is this your first time interviewing for swe? No one gives a shit about what you wear.
    Aug 30 2
    • State Street Corporation zdps
      OP
      No it's not, but I know what business casual means in my company.
      Aug 30
    • New / Sales NoMeansY/N
      Oh, then state street corporation is shit
      Aug 30
  • EVO Payments / Eng Jasonzz
    I did wear tshirt, jean and sneaker to Amazon onsite and got the offer. They don't care what you wear.
    Aug 30 1
    • State Street Corporation zdps
      OP
      Good to know. Thanks
      Aug 30
  • State Street Corporation zdps
    OP
    It's really difficult sometimes to tell the difference who is serious and who is not in team blind. Either I care too much or some people forgot how nervous the interview prep process is, including Amazon folks. Thanks to those who have given any reasonable advices.
    Aug 29 0
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    Amazon company wide is casual. Shorts and flip flops are ok. I work in east coast and see this all the time. I interviewed in Seattle and saw no difference.
    Aug 29 0

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