Amazon onsite - who's the bar raiser

New randran
Jun 24 49 Comments

Had onsite last Friday, trying to figure out who the bar raiser was. Also waiting on feedback, nothing yet from recruiter.

4 rounds 1 hr each

1. LP + design. Called over phone. Different team.
2. LP + algos. Same team, so probably not bar raiser?
3. Hiring manager. Strictly LP, ended 30mins early and we just had small talk.
4. LP + design & implementation. Different team. Had 1 guy shadow him. Shadow was from hiring team

I'm guessing it's 4? Also sort of nervous that 3 ended so early. I asked and HM just said he/she got all the answers needed. True or just didn't want to waste time?

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  • F5 Networks KNcx43
    1
    Jun 24 6
    • Facebook @_@_/
      Because they are from a different team. The bar raiser is never on the hiring team.
      Jun 24
    • New randran
      OP
      Ah ok. 4 was also from different team, only the shadow was from same team
      Jun 24
    • Amazon Doby2468
      Anyone shadowing the bar raiser would likely be a bar raiser in training. So since shadow is from the same team, I upvoted KNcx43’s ans
      Jun 24
    • New dccd
      What is a bar raiser?
      Jun 24
    • Amazon / Product
      amazeus

      Amazon Product

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      amazeusmore
      It's a person that spots you during the bench press portion
      Jun 25
  • Amazon ifwjpe
    #4. The shadow was the bar raiser in training. The interviewer was bar raiser.
    Jun 24 1
    • Cornerstone infstone
      Same happened with me
      Jun 24
  • Booking.com / Other
    ɐᴉpǝdxƎ

    Booking.com Other

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    ɐᴉpǝdxƎmore
    Amazon onsite usually has 5 sessions. Did they skip a session for you? Are you a grad?
    Jun 24 5
    • New rgiQ58
      I also only had 4 rounds for an SDE3 position 10 days ago, though that was a hiring event (not team-specific).
      Jun 24
    • Salesforce / Eng Updike
      @rgiQ58 - I was interviewed for L5/L6 today, only 4 rounds. I wonder how they can gather enough signals about an engineer in just 4 rounds. How did it go for you?
      Jun 24
    • New rgiQ58
      Got the positive news last Monday, got team-matched on Tuesday, received offer on Friday!
      Jun 24
    • Salesforce / Eng Updike
      Nice, congratulations.
      Jun 24
    • New rgiQ58
      Thanks! The offer was really good, 2.5x of my previous TC.
      Hope you'll get positive news too!
      Jun 24
  • Amazon qwertyui0p
    Definitely 4
    Jun 24 0
  • Credit Karma ODtY56
    What is LP?
    Jun 24 4
    • Facebook @_@_/
      Leadership question, from
      Amazons 13 leadership principles
      Jun 24
    • New randran
      OP
      Leadership principles
      Jun 24
    • Credit Karma ODtY56
      Thanks
      Jun 24
    • Booking.com / Other
      ɐᴉpǝdxƎ

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      ɐᴉpǝdxƎmore
      13LPs + a bullshit called "frugality"
      Jun 24
  • Amazon Nsgdbp
    Most likely 4th was the BR with the BR in training shadowing. No point thinking about that now though. Also such short interview with HM is not a great sign
    Jun 24 3
    • New randran
      OP
      Hm but HM did remain for 30min to just talk.
      Jun 24
    • Amazon Nsgdbp
      Of course. HM would have had a list of questions to talk through with you. If he cut some short or didnot havelot of follow up questions on your answers it means your examples were not strong. It can also mean that you killed with such super replies that he had no follow up questions and was thoroughly impressed in just 30 minutes. More likely that it wasn’t a great interview
      Jun 24
    • Booking.com / Other
      ɐᴉpǝdxƎ

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      ɐᴉpǝdxƎmore
      Doesn't sound good, because HM makes the final decision. If the person is interested in you, he/she would ask a lot of follow ups. What did you do/say to make the person cut you short?
      Jun 24
  • Booking.com / Other
    ɐᴉpǝdxƎ

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    ɐᴉpǝdxƎmore
    You already did the interview. What's the point of figuring out now?
    Jun 24 1
  • Intuit gmj
    4
    Jun 24 0
  • BusPatrol / Eng blindcants
    Was any of them different team AND org? That’s how I spotted my bar raiser. Also he just had a vibe like he interviewed all the time and loved it
    Jun 24 0
  • Uber / Eng itsdara
    Sounds like a reject by HR
    Jun 24 0
  • Tesla InmR60
    If the manager left early you did not get it. Sorry.
    Jun 24 0
  • Amazon / Mgmt palmface
    the guy with a shadow. shadow may be BR in training or vice versa.
    Jun 25 6
    • Amazon / Mgmt palmface
      it could be but it’s actually less common they would also do LPs, while BR wouldn’t, which leaves them as primary suspect. Also non-brs for first interviews are more likely to be from the same team.
      Jun 25
    • Booking.com / Other
      ɐᴉpǝdxƎ

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      ɐᴉpǝdxƎmore
      Maybe the shadow is actually the BR in disguise
      Jun 25
    • Microsoft UseDeFeet
      Was he wearing a fake mustache?
      Jun 25
    • Booking.com / Other
      ɐᴉpǝdxƎ

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      ɐᴉpǝdxƎmore
      And did he have a foreign accent?
      Jun 25
    • Amazon / Mgmt palmface
      at amazon? 80% chance he did have an accent
      Jun 25
  • New / Data
    zuzubi

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    zuzubimore
    What does bar raiser do?
    Jun 25 2
    • Booking.com / Other
      ɐᴉpǝdxƎ

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      ɐᴉpǝdxƎmore
      Absolutely nothing if the candidate is rejected
      Jun 25
    • Amazon / Eng 1099-B
      Bar raiser is the person who actually knows how to interview and properly judge candidates' responses, as opposed to half the interviewers who just take a random leetcode question and evaluate you solely on getting the most optimal solution.
      Jun 25
  • Zillow Group 2>&1
    The lunch body
    Jun 25 0
  • Susquehanna International / Eng Kristaps11
    Do they not just tell you if you ask? One of my interviewers told me without my asking, she just mentioned it as she was fucking around with the video conference setup.
    Jun 24 0
  • Amazon cuang
    Does not matter who the br is
    Jun 24 0
  • Carvana sr. verlis
    DM’d you.
    Jun 24 0
  • Apple industry
    3
    Jun 24 0
  • Salesforce / Eng Updike
    Why only 4 rounds? What level were you interviewing for? Good luck.
    Jun 24 0
  • Amazon
    justa

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    justamore
    Highly likely 1
    Jun 24 0