Amazon recruiter one sentence emails

Marvell Edit
Jun 29, 2018 14 Comments

I randomly got an email from an Amazon recruiter weeks ago to an old email account. I never even talked to her on the phone. She only sends one sentence emails and takes forever to respond or advance to next step. I had to tell her twice I was looking in Bay Area only. She sent a link to a technical test without ever talking to me. (Just one sentence emails with lots of time in between.) I completed the test and she ghosts me for about a week. Then writes one sentence that they want an on-site. Then nothing. Then she wants to talk today. I give her times and nothing. This is real poor candidate experience. Is this common for Amazon recruiters? I have no confidence she even remembers that I’m looking for Bay Area only even though I emailed her this twice. Is this standard for amazon? I’ve never worked w them before.

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  • Oracle
    ffffang

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    ffffangmore
    i remember years ago i interviewed as new grad, other companies F, G, even Oracle, provide awesome lunch experience. but at Amazon, they group all candidates in a room and ordered some pizza hot and bottle water and asked everyone to share.
    Jun 29, 2018 3
    • Amazon vr38dett
      Hence Bezos' "pizza teams"
      Jun 29, 2018
    • Amazon
      ztikrp

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      ztikrpmore
      Lol
      Jun 29, 2018
    • Amazon SMYu17
      It's a leadership principle if you can't pass the frugality bar we can't let you in.
      Jun 30, 2018
  • Amazon TCbandit
    Yeah it’s too bad not every engineer gets treated like the God they think they are...the earth is still rotating
    Jun 29, 2018 5
    • Amazon BingleBang
      The recruiter is the face of the company to candidates. Amazon has a terrible reputation already and this doesn’t help, especially when we badly need talent.
      Jun 30, 2018
    • Oracle
      ffffang

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      ffffangmore
      yeah, it so bad some mediocre ppl think talented engineer dont need to be treated well.
      Jun 30, 2018
    • Amazon Fckit
      It’s worse that talented recruiters get treated like shit by full of themselves engineers
      Jun 30, 2018
    • Oracle
      ffffang

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      ffffangmore
      a talented recruiter won't send one sentence email to candidate.
      Jun 30, 2018
    • Amazon Fckit
      Very true
      Jul 1, 2018
  • Wells Fargo qUyB01
    Name and shame
    Jun 29, 2018 0
  • Google / Eng leet200
    I had an experience like that even after my onsite and receiving the offer. I think they are just really overworked and can't handle the volume of candidates they're dealing with
    Jun 29, 2018 0
  • Microsoft mightyme
    Yup
    Jun 29, 2018 0
  • Amazon / Eng jnKH44
    My interview experience was great. My recruiter spend 1.5 hour on the phone with me to go over the leadership principles. But my friend had a similar experience as yours. So I guess depends on the recruiter you got.
    Jun 29, 2018 0

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