Bad hiring process

Intel LifeisPie
May 14 15 Comments

My friend worked for Amazon for 7 years then went to startup for 3 years and now when he tried to join back Amazon, he was asked stupid DP question in telephonic round and was rejected. He is talented enough to find other job but Amazon just lost a good software developer. Why is the hiring process so bad which doesn't account for ones experience? Other experience I heard that for pinterest Someone got a reject because 'he solved the problem but the solution didn't click to him in first couple of minutes'. What is happening to sw world..

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TOP 15 Comments
  • Intel / Eng AQup26
    Welcome to leetcode.
    May 14 0
  • Intel LifeisPie
    OP
    At age 37 with personal life commitments most people won't have time to spend endless hours on leetcode. Bad state of affairs.
    May 14 1
    • Zillow Group wzr
      That’s the main idea they want young blood
      May 14
  • ViaSat bbqman
    This is a shithole rat race. Welcome to the modern day software recruiting.
    May 14 0
  • Google smellypoop
    Yeah. Telephonic is a very important round. I wish people don't ask dp question in telephonic rounds because telephonic rounds are not face to face and sometimes there can be some telephonic problems which makes it difficult to convey your thinking process via a telephonic line.
    May 14 0
  • Capital One
    c1Lambda

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    c1Lambdamore
    Everyone saying that OP's friend should leetcode again; the guy worked at Amazon for 7 years. Why would he need to be subjected to Leetcode and DP to get back in to the very same company he already was at for 7 years?? Does anyone not see the insanity?
    May 14 1
    • Intel / Eng mr_pleb
      Amazon would likely say the company has grown in the meantime and they have a higher bar. More ridiculous bullshit to avoid admitting the ridiculousness of recruiting.
      May 14
  • Bloomberg / Eng Eukw16
    Frankly if your friend is working with amazon and asked to do the phone screen, he would have asked the similar question to some experienced hire. Somehow thats how it is.
    May 14 0
  • New Vaults
    Tell your friend to invest sometime on leetcode.. they love Leetcoder not software engineers
    May 14 0
  • Uber / Eng 2BJohn
    I interviewed there with a Senior Software Engineer, Android. And they did not ask me any Android questions. Not even one. And not even mentioning Android keyword for the whole on-site interview. Because they didn't schedule anyone who knows Android as an interviewer.
    May 14 1
    • Intel LifeisPie
      OP
      I myself interviewed at amazon for some embedded position, and in the telephonic I was asked some totally irrelevant math based coding problem. I am happy I didn't end up in that shithole where people ask random questions. It shows how much they really care about bringing on good guys.
      May 14
  • IBM / Eng LeavingIBM
    This worries me would I get DP question on telephonic round with 1yoe?
    May 14 1
  • So fucking true. Brings out all rage inside me.
    May 14 0
  • Amazon / Eng batou
    companies are not asking DP problems. they are asking if you are willing to take extra time to grind for this job, instead of spending it on personal life commitments
    May 14 0

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