Bar raiser at Amazon

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Don Juan de Bezos
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Aug 23 48 Comments

How do I know who the bar raiser was? Can I ask the recruiter?

I was doing a split interview with two teams, and there was one person from a third team, still the same ec2 org.

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  • Tata Consultancy Services LKOseHun
    Going from Apple to Amazon. You need at least 2 Bar raisers.
    Aug 23 7
    • Tata Consultancy Services LKOseHun
      Okay. So I recently interviewed at Amazon. You’ll find an extra person with the actual interviewer sniffing around and writing stuff down about you. Bar raisers mainly evaluate Amazon’s principles. They usually come with the hiring manager but not a rule or so.
      Aug 23
    • Amazon / IT h@g
      This dump fuck from TCS seems to have no clue about hiring process at biggies.
      Aug 23
    • Tata Consultancy Services LKOseHun
      Looks like your HM took you from behind and offered you a job at Amazon. I shared what I observed.
      Btw I’m not in TCS but a manager at Amazon. Now FO before I fire your sorry ass.
      Aug 23
    • Amazon / IT h@g
      Please be my guest you dumb ass! I bet you don't work for Amazon. Based on what you wrote it seems you have not even reached in person interviews.
      Aug 23
    • Apple
      butterss

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      Don Juan de Bezos
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      That’s too generous. His resume wouldn’t it make it past the filter.
      Aug 23
  • Amazon 1337C0d3r!
    We don't disclose who it is. It does not matter for the candidate. The BR facilitates the discussion about your candidacy.

    If you really wanna know, it's probably the interviewer from a different team than the rest.
    Aug 23 3
    • Apple
      butterss

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      Don Juan de Bezos
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      OP
      I had someone from a different team ask me a system design question. It was obvious he had not read my resume, so I’m assuming it was him.
      Aug 23
    • Amazon yscw85
      Your resume is not important compared to whether you can design the system successfully. That doesn't sound like a reliable assertion.
      Aug 23
    • Apple
      butterss

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      Don Juan de Bezos
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      Not what I meant. My resume isn’t important. The other people I interviewed knew more about my background.
      Aug 23
  • Lyft / Eng
    skeucbqqq

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    skeucbqqqmore
    The most arrogant and rude of them all.
    Aug 23 7
    • Amazon 1337C0d3r!
      This is why you still work at Lyft: not being able to deal with ambiguity effectively and making unfounded assumptions.

      Strong no hire.
      Aug 23
    • Juniper fakeTrump
      aren't you making an assumption that the other person is 'still' working at lyft? 🤔
      Aug 23
    • Amazon / IT h@g
      It seems that this guy doesn't have any idea about BR.
      Aug 23
    • Lyft / Eng
      skeucbqqq

      Lyft Eng

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      skeucbqqqmore
      Chill my Amazonian warriors 😀
      Aug 23
    • Lyft / Eng
      skeucbqqq

      Lyft Eng

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      But seriously op, what I said is the only true.
      Aug 23
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    • Amazon / IT h@g
      Wrong answer
      Aug 23
  • Amazon pAms71
    They will tell you. You can literally ask every person "are you the bar raiser?"
    Aug 23 5
    • Amazon 1337C0d3r!
      I am a BR and I never confirm. It's explicitly said in the BR training not to disclose it because it adds no value for the candidate.
      Aug 23
    • Amazon pAms71
      That must be old. It says to confirm but tell the candidate that it doesn't matter.
      Aug 23
    • Apple
      butterss

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      Don Juan de Bezos
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      OP
      It’s like asking an undercover cop if he’s a cop right before he’s about to cuff you. It doesn’t matter in the moment, but is useful information after the interview. If you know did well with the bar raiser, you stand a better chance.
      Aug 23
    • Amazon 1337C0d3r!
      It adds no value and the risk is making the candidate even more nervous.
      Aug 23
    • Amazon pAms71
      Don't need to agree, just saying there's no longer any guidance to keep it secret (if asked)
      Aug 23
  • Zillow Group disorder
    Usually is the one that enters the interview room and yields: I’m the f* bar raiser bro!
    Aug 23 1
  • Humana edjuh
    They are from a different org
    Aug 23 0
  • Amazon / IT Pkwk35
    If you get the job you can look them up in PhoneTool lol, otherwise you SOL
    Aug 23 0
  • Apple
    butterss

    Apple

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    Don Juan de Bezos
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    OP
    Can someone from Amazon check if a certain interviewer is a bar raiser for me? Pm me for the name.
    Aug 23 7
    • Zillow Group disorder
      lol you don’t work at Apple, some folks don’t change old company handlers for your info
      Aug 23
    • Amazon jassyandy
      Asking for bar raiser information is not right. Its against the policy and also means all candidates are not being treated equally if you get that info.
      Aug 23
    • Apple
      butterss

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      Don Juan de Bezos
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      OP
      You wouldn’t know that unless you followed every post I make. Stalker much? ;) why would you go from Zillow to Amazon
      Aug 23
    • Apple
      butterss

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      Don Juan de Bezos
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      I already had the interview. It doesn’t give me any advantage over other candidates.
      Aug 23
    • Amazon jassyandy
      Nope you are wrong , I'm Andy jassy
      Don't you see ?
      Aug 23
  • Amazon / IT t0t@lc0mp
    Why do you want to identify bar raiser?
    Aug 23 6
    • Amazon / IT h@g
      Even if you have screwed up your interview with BR you can still be hired.

      Other interviewers can fight for you.
      Aug 23
    • Apple
      butterss

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      Don Juan de Bezos
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      OP
      Maybe I only did good with the bar raiser and manager.
      Aug 23
    • Apple j35a93
      Then you probably won’t get hired. All a BR is supposed to do is lead the debrief conversation and make sure the interview is conducted appropriately.
      Aug 23
    • Ness Technologies __|__
      You will get hired if u did one round bad and very well on other rounds. Depends on the hiring manager too whether he wants to extend offer or look for a better candidate
      Aug 23
    • Apple
      butterss

      Apple

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      Don Juan de Bezos
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      I didn’t do so well on the coding questions. By the time I got done with the lp questions and understood the poorly worded coding question, I had less than 15 mins left. I didn’t have time to write optimal solutions. For example, I had a dp question and didn’t have time to memoize it.
      Aug 23
  • Dell / Eng
    fbnoir

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    fbnoirmore
    Dear Amazonians, if the candidate did well in the BR's system design question but so so in the LP questions, how likely will they be down leveled?
    Aug 23 0
  • Ness Technologies __|__
    The bar raiser is the one who’s arrogant and doesn’t give u any hints but once u crack the coding he will be much more friendly!!
    Aug 23 0

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