Amazon hiring for PIP

The Home Depot FPQk51
Jul 13 14 Comments

Do Amazon managers really hire someone so they can PIP them during stack ranking? Would they really drag someone halfway across the country to do that?

I just felt like my interview was insanely easy. Easier than my last onsite at Amazon which I failed. I think last time I just didn't write an optimal solution. I felt like my interviews at other smaller non fang and start up companies was harder than the Amazon one. It's making me nervous.

Edit: I am joining as a SDE2

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TOP 14 Comments
  • Microsoft cD3iPh
    I find this hard to believe because people on a PIP are a lot of extra work and stress for the manager.
    Jul 13 4
    • The Home Depot FPQk51
      OP
      Even if they have stack ranking?
      Jul 13
    • Google / Eng pumaupma
      But they have to do it anyway to fill a quota.
      Jul 13
    • IBM xlajduf
      How much stress is there to hand u a paper and tell u that ure on pip? It hits a number of LP too. Good for promo
      Jul 13
    • Amazon / Eng batou
      hi Microsoft. can you elaborate on this? why is it stressful for manager?
      Jul 13
  • Apple sparksql
    I cannot verify this but I have definitely heard this too.
    Jul 13 0
  • New / Eng
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    I am also in the same boat. Will be joining as SDE2 and interview seemed quite easy comparatively.
    Jul 13 1
    • The Home Depot FPQk51
      OP
      OK. The problem I face is that I have definitely grown better as an engineer the last 2 years since my last onsite, but I can definitely say that almost all my coding exercise was insanely easy. I've done harder problems to get into smaller no name start ups. I actually was surprised with the offer.
      Jul 13
    • The Home Depot FPQk51
      OP
      SDE2
      Jul 13
    • Bad team desperate for people maybe? Did you ask about oncall load?
      Jul 13
    • The Home Depot FPQk51
      OP
      Yeah, made it sound like they strive for work life balance. My interview loop only had one person from the team apparently and they made it sound like they didn't do much on call. I really couldn't get any specifics from them despite asking about the culture etc.
      Jul 13
  • Was this for Seattle, OP?
    Jul 13 1
    • The Home Depot FPQk51
      OP
      Yes.
      Jul 13