Amazon expedited interview

Ponderosa Advisors RvTQ33
Aug 2, 2017 15 Comments

Got contacted by an amazon recruiter saying I would be a good match for their expidited interview process based on my linked in profile. She said it was for the 7th and 8th of september for their MAKO team in denver.

Anyone have insight into this exedited process or the MAKO team? I contacted her for more information but would love some insight from current or previous amazon employees.

Also, where is the Denver office located? I work downtown but the only one I can find in search is north in Broomfield.

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  • Atlassian ackn
    Expedited interview is just like the normal interview process but there is one less onsite interview, so for the onsite it is basically four consecutive 45 mins rounds 2 of them are coding and the other 2 are system design. all four of them starts with behavioral questions before moving on to the technical stuff. However usually in expedited interviews, they tend to bring in 3 or 4 developers each of them is interviewed separately but the interviews will be held simultaneously.
    Aug 2, 2017 3
    • Amazon / Eng pufferduck
      people regularly do 2 onsites...? I've never heard of that except in really rare cases.
      Aug 2, 2017
    • Atlassian ackn
      you mean regularly you bring in engineers twice?
      Aug 2, 2017
    • Amazon / Eng pufferduck
      oh I think I got you now, by "one less onsite interview" you meant one less round? I got confused because my interview was 4 rounds and I wasn't aware of it being expedited so I assumed that was normal. But maybe you are right.
      Aug 2, 2017
  • Amazon / Eng Right Alot
    No idea what MAKO is but if you want another anecdote, I went from initial contact to signed offer in 12 days.
    Aug 6, 2017 1
    • Atlassian ackn
      10 days for me
      Aug 7, 2017
  • Amazon / Mgmt wh0_dat
    Sounds like a hiring blitz, where they're bringing in multiple (4-8) candidates/day each of the two days, to go through one set of (eventually exhausted) interviewers.
    Aug 2, 2017 0
  • Amazon keyclipse
    Mako team has a very high turnover just so you know. I think they are hiring rapidly to replace people who are leaving the team haha
    Aug 2, 2017 3
    • Ponderosa Advisors RvTQ33
      OP
      this is good to know. my current position is pretty solid so I'd only move if the opportunity was good and turnover wasn't likely.
      Aug 2, 2017
    • Atlassian ackn
      What's the cause of this high turnover, is it because they're getting fired or are they just moving on?
      Aug 2, 2017
    • Amazon keyclipse
      They are moving on to another org or another team within the org. Knew people who transfer after 2 months
      Aug 3, 2017
  • Ponderosa Advisors RvTQ33
    OP
    it's been two days since I contacted back and nothing. great start amazon ha
    Aug 3, 2017 2
    • Amazon / Mgmt wh0_dat
      They generally try to get back to you within 72hrs.

      And hiring blitzs can add an extra element of stress for the recruiters, as they're packing much more into a smaller timeframe.

      Not making excuses, just offering insight...
      Aug 3, 2017
    • Ponderosa Advisors RvTQ33
      OP
      good to know. my small startup takes weeks to get back sometimes and I tell them all the time if I had to take weeks to wait there would already be another offer accepted.
      Aug 3, 2017
  • Amazon tbuF27
    Mgmt issues in mako
    Aug 3, 2017 0

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