Amazon on site without phone screen ?

New IVQP68
Aug 4, 2018 12 Comments

Amazon sent me an online assessment and after the assessment, recruiter invited to onsite directly bypassing the phone interview . Is this normal ?

My profile is not stellar or anything. I'm pretty average. More importantly , should I be worried that I'll be interviewing with some teams which are so desparate to hire people that they will interview anyone ?? I'll be interviewing with amazon lab 126 in bay area.

Tc : 150 (cash) at a series A startup + stock options , I excluded it in TC because we are a sinking ship.....4 yoe

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TOP 12 Comments
  • Square FIuh46
    Same thing happened to me. It was with Alexa. Aced the on-site. Offer was really nice. They said I could work in any team in Alexa.
    Aug 4, 2018 0
  • Amazon / Eng ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ
    Normal, happened to me. I did interview with a super lame team, but got my offer transferred over to a very good team.
    Aug 4, 2018 0
  • Amazon SMYu17
    Yes, I have heard of this before. I personally think it's BS. Get a bunch of bad candidates this way.
    Aug 4, 2018 3
    • New Darubaz
      So you are saying that onsite is easier than phone screen? Its very easy to fake phone screen though.

      Doesn’t make sense though.
      Aug 4, 2018
    • Amazon SMYu17
      No the online assessment is easier than phone screen, even easier to cheat.
      Aug 4, 2018
    • New IVQP68
      OP
      +1 on it is easier to cheat. After the assessment, I searched for the solutions and the answers were available online .. I missed a 1 or 2 test cases and was honestly freaked out because I had no chance of proceeding forward if there are enough cheaters who had passed all the test cases.. Luckily for me, I think not a lot of people have given this test so yeah, was lucky to get invited onsite.
      Aug 5, 2018
  • VMware / Eng
    vLol

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    vLolmore
    Was this the 3 hour proctored assessment?
    Aug 4, 2018 1
    • New IVQP68
      OP
      Not 3 hour.. about 1 hour
      Aug 5, 2018
  • LendingTree Cruelworld
    When is the date of the interview
    Aug 4, 2018 1
    • New IVQP68
      OP
      Yet to schedule
      Aug 5, 2018
  • Amazon / Eng ∆∆∆
    It's an experiment they're trying since apparently the online assessments have better offer rates than traditional phone screens....
    Aug 4, 2018 1
    • New IVQP68
      OP
      I wonder how effective it is though !!!!!
      Aug 5, 2018