Had an interview with Amazon. Still waiting for the result. I felt like I have not done a great job while responding to leadership principles questions mostly because I’m kind of unprepared for such questions. What’s the importance given to them ? How are they evaluated ?
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- Amazon jakdnh175If you don’t have real stories, you better make some up. Amazon is all about how much you can fluff yourself. It’s not about how good you are, it’s about how good you say you are.
- I’ve one coming up soon. Could you please tell the format of the interview and what questions did they ask?
To answer your question, my recruiter straight up told me to prepare two senarios for each leadership principle
- All people complaining about LP questions is just ridiculous - these are the easiest questions to nail if you have real experience and if you seriously want an offer there then the least thing you can do is prepare. Every Amazon interviewer has several questions for a given LP handy so if you cant come up with one (ex: a disagreement with your manager- which btw is surprising) then just say you dont have such an example and move on. You dont get penalized for “small” examples but rather for errors of judgement on the ones you call out.
- Oracle now@googleYou must prepare LP before the interview. They give you the list of questions beforehand and the expectation is that you have the answers ready. If you struggle with these, this is a bad sign.