Amazon verbal offer rescind possibility

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EvVy21

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Jul 4 23 Comments

I was interviewed for a SDE role a couple of weeks ago. My recruiter gave a verbal offer and asked me to talk to the hiring manager before they extend me the offer. The manager talked about the team culture and started asking LP questions and technical questions which I assume is a standard process. What's weird was, he was expecting me to tell him the code verbally over the call. He didn't seem to be interested or satisfied with my answers. Can the hiring manager rescind the offer? Is there a possibility that I may not get the offer ? The recruiter who was very active is not responding to my emails.

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  • VMware offshore
    Damn some of the hiring manager have unrealistic expectations, code verbally over phone.
    Jul 4 0
  • Microsoft / Eng cholical
    Was the hiring manager not of the team you interviewed for? After my interview and they gave a verbal offer, I asked for more team options and had conversations with a few managers some of which asked me a lot of questions.

    Also Amazon doesn't seem to like giving written offers until you say you're going to accept.
    Jul 4 6
    • Sprint / Eng
      EvVy21

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      I think he is from the same org. But definitely not one of the guys who interviewed me. Just curious if the hiring manager could rescind the offer. If this involves talking to a different HM, I am ok with that
      Jul 4
    • Microsoft / Eng cholical
      Did a recruiter specifically call you to tell you got an offer and ask about comp expectations? It usually is a recruiter specifically who handles working with offers. Or was it more mentioned in passing
      Jul 4
    • Microsoft / Eng cholical
      Generally companies dont like to rescind offers because it reflects poorly on them. However it does happen especially if the manager you will be under does not want you for any reason.
      Jul 4
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      EvVy21

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      He called to tell me that I got the offer. But didn’t talk about salary expectations.
      Jul 4
    • Amazon pathri
      Sometimes recruiters are very pushy on the managers to take on candidates who barely passed the interview. The manager might be looking for a strong candidate and recruiters would tell the managers you should take the candidate since the loop already approved. There were couple of folks who landed on my team like that and oh wow the pain of moving them out ...
      Jul 5
  • Apple / Eng
    neverSt0p

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    I don't think you will get the offer. If you get it it's good for you. Just move on to the next.
    Jul 4 3
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      EvVy21

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      Yeah. I lost hope. Thank you
      Jul 4
    • Apple / Eng
      fooooo

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      Just an another engineer. Hoping to find a few friends here :)
      fooooomore
      I didn't mean to discourage you. My comment was to motivate you to move on than lingering around something that may happen. I recommend you to follow up with the recruiter until you get final their response but I want you to focus on other companies in parallel too!
      Jul 4
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      EvVy21

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      I think it came out wrong. I appreciate your advice . Thank you is what I meant. Yes. I am also interviewing for other companies. Thank you 😀
      Jul 4
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      Punani

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      Punanimore
      Ghosted after so many rounds of interview? That is a dick move
      Jul 4
  • JUUL sxNb74
    He’s probably interviewing others because the hiring manager has cast doubt. Unlikely to get an offer
    Jul 4 2
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      EvVy21

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      Is this common? Does it totally depend on the HM because of a doubt over 5 other interviewers who interviewed me ?
      Jul 4
    • JUUL sxNb74
      Yep, ultimately the hiring manager is the final say. They’re not hiring someone unless that HM decides he/she wants you. Sounds like the HM has doubts about your fit enough to want to keep looking. Will end one of 2 ways - if they don’t find someone else better, the recruiter is going to reach out to you and say, hey - sorry, it’s a holiday week and everyone has been off, here’s the offer. Or they’ll get back next week and say that the hiring manager had decided not to proceed.
      Jul 4
  • Microsoft @FB
    Was the manager with the extra questions Indian? Just curious.
    Jul 4 1
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      EvVy21

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      I don’t think so.
      Jul 4
  • Amazon pathri
    It could be the opening closed with another hire and you were being circulated for hire by other teams
    Jul 4 1
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      EvVy21

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      U mean there’s still hope ?
      Jul 4
  • Bayer L6@AWS
    Well you said the recruiter gave you a verbal offer so what were numbers? If they didn’t give you numbers then you never got a verbal offer.
    Jul 4 0
  • Amazon pathri
    At this point, some other manager needs to accept you for an offer to be given
    Jul 4 0
  • Cerner / Eng lappam
    I don't see why he gave you a verbal offer in the first place.
    Jul 4 0