Amazon onsite taking pictures of solutions

Sep 8, 2018 16 Comments

Why do amazon interviewers take pictures. Some of the interviewers took pictures and some didn’t. What’s the deal

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TOP 16 Comments
  • Netflix kraftwerk
    To use it during their interviews at F-NG.
    Sep 8, 2018 1
  • Apple Retcre472
    Was this your first interview ever? It’s a common practice. Some use photos for notes, some don’t.
    Sep 8, 2018 2
    • OP
      After a long time yes buddy
      Sep 8, 2018
    • Apple Retcre472
      Welcome back to the interview grind!
      Sep 8, 2018
  • Amazon username&
    It takes ambiguity out of interview debriefs. If a question of code quality comes up, the interviewer can refer back to the actual code
    Sep 8, 2018 1
    • OP
      Oh makes sense I was thinking it was some happy/not happy signal
      Sep 8, 2018
  • Google tGtt04
    Because you have to take notes on the interview. A picture saves all the code you've written: very effective for notes.
    Sep 8, 2018 1
    • OP
      Wow sometimes I wonder how did I pass school. I should put out ny questions more clearer. My question was if it’s protocol why do some take and some do not .
      Sep 8, 2018
  • Apple Retcre472
    It’s not required in most places if you type the code or “describe” it. I don’t think I’ve ever worked at a place that required it. It isn’t a good or bad sign; maybe someone will write “I asked them to implement X and they did it perfectly” and not submit a photo. I think Google’s hiring committee is more stringent so basically 100% of interviewers take photos IIRC. But it just depends.
    Sep 8, 2018 1
  • Amazon / Eng Am A Bot
    I take notes and don’t take pictures. It is important to document how the candidate got to the solution and not just that he/she did.
    Sep 9, 2018 0
  • Amazon knrg03
    Lazy note takers
    Sep 9, 2018 0
  • Amazon / Eng kXjR51
    Saves me the effort of taking notes and removes ambiguity. Do it all the time :) doesn't mean it's a good or bad signal
    Sep 8, 2018 0
  • Microsoft / Mgmt Bonee
    I do that in my interviews too
    Sep 8, 2018 0
  • Oracle ddcjutdcbj
    Some may have typed your code as you wrote it. Or they may feel that they can remember it well enough.
    Sep 8, 2018 0