After getting through one Amazon interview process to my onsite. They decided not to hire me. A few months later, I applied for a different role, went through a few steps/interviews, and all were excited to move forward. Then the recruiter calls and says she overlooked the ban someone put on my profile... so, I can't apply for 2 years. Odd policy.
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- Amazon / Eng mWuL74moreAs a manager that hires people at Amazon, you can also be set as "strong not inclined", meaning that there were some red flags during your interview that made the interviewer go "we don't want him anywhere near us"
- Microsoft J0lyr0gerCreate your own company that will be a gnat at amazons back, force them to buy you for more than you are worth- its perfect payback.
- Microsoft OkvA50Amazon has the rating for candidate from each round of the interviewer :
Strongly not incline
If you have been marked "Strongly not incline", then, there is a ban.
- Amazon LOLwut?It's at least 2 years. If you discard a candidate and do not recycle them then there's a 6 mo or 1 year block till you can reply. It's basically to give the candidate time to gain additional skills or experience.
The only times I've seen strongly not inclined is when a candidate displays extremely non customer centric views, untrustworthy behavior, lying, or says racist shit. Basically the person appears too toxic to be productive in any role at amazon.Aug 15, 2017 3
- Amazon / Eng IStrategyThis is a myth. The ratings and the ban are related but not the same thing. The "do not recycle" decision is taken as part of the hiring groups debrief. Typically it is used for people who are significantly different/opposite of Amazon's culture. It is by no means a skill assessment, just a significant culture misfit.
- GoDaddy TK421@PostOPYep, I knew the principles and had STAR examples for each, nailed the test and presentation, and had petty good rapport with folks. I assure you I have extensive experience/skills and said nothing offensive or lied. I have little idea what would have brought down the wrath, particularly after getting so far.
- Expedia / Eng JpLN44I always thought the 'must wait X months to re-apply' was a sign of faulty logic. The most common explanation I've heard is 'it gives the candidate time to learn more skills'.
As a sometimes hiring manager, it's far more common for me to encounter people who are mostly suited for a job, just not as suited as the person we made the offer too. Once they've gotten through to an interview, this type of person is FAR more common than the 'this person is not ready and needs to go marinate for another 6/12 months'.
- GoDaddy Good DaddymoreWhy would you even want to leave GoDaddy for Amazon? Even our worst teams don't compare to the toxic culture at Amazon
- Brocade rchengGiven that Amazon recruiting is streamlined, why would recruiter overlook previous feedback, even before initiating a talk with the candidate? Giant waste of time for both sides...
- Amazon blurghoften recruiters just want to get people in for an interview and don't give a crap.
alternatively, you could have gotten a strongly not inclined from the bar raiser. a BR can override any decision to hire someone for up to two years after the first interview. Apparently it doesn't happen very often and it's not well known so the recruiter could have just overlooked it.