Depressed after rejection

ViaSat vcdsa
Mar 14 33 Comments

Got a reject from Amazon today. I thought it went great despite having one round which I kind of bombed but the other rounds were really good or that's what I thought. The interviewer for the round which I did bad was a more junior developer compared to others and he gave me two question which I gave the optimal solution then he followed it up with a question that was really hard (I don't think anybody could thought of that solution if you never seen it.)

Anyways, I have Uber, Apple, Indeed onsite coming up but being rejected by Amazon really crushed my confident. Blinders say that the bar for Amazon is not that high compared to others and I can't even get an offer from Amazon...

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YOE: 2 TC: 95k I live in a really cheap place but the work is boring...

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  • Bloomberg ySfK74
    You dodged a bullet. I heard no one saying good things about working at Amazon. Good luck with next interviews!
    Mar 145
    • ViaSat vcdsa
      OP
      Thanks man. Amazon still is a prestigious company despite all the hate but the ship has sailed for me. Got to move on!
      Mar 14
    • Apple qwertyasdo
      work for money, not prestige.
      Would you clean a gutter for 1M? I would.
      Mar 14
    • Amadeus Trick2g
      I would clean toilets for 1m too. No problem.
      Mar 14
    • Anthem 1+
      Did it for lot less 😂
      Mar 14
    • Amazon / EngYolo!
      Amazon has close to 600k employees, Bloomberg 20k. 10% who are Least Effective rating = 60k, which is 3 times more than the total employee count of Bloomberg. Just using Bloomberg for numbers comparison, nothing for or against. Imagine the sheer number of people who will call Amazon not a good place to work.
      Mar 14
  • You need to learn to not be affected by rejection on interviews.
    The biggest part of an interview is randomness.
    You never know how well you clicked with people, and other factors that have nothing to do with tech.
    You also need to remember that there are a lot of "C players" at FAANMGs: they don't like someone that is too good as they like to be the smartest person in the room.
    Your strength lies in number. Apply a lot!
    Mar 142
    • ViaSat vcdsa
      OP
      Thanks!!!!!
      Mar 14
    • Amazon chfjffici
      this. as with everything in this world, you are not the only factor, the other side also decides the outcome. what you can control is increasing the chance by applying to many places. it is a number game. don’t take anything personally.
      Mar 14
  • Uber bobaboi
    Get rejected 5 more times to build your immune system
    Mar 142
    • T-Mobile just add
      I'm building mine...
      Mar 15
    • Uber bobaboi
      You’ll get used to it 😌
      Mar 15
  • Oscar 🐨koala
    Believe Amazon is a horrible place and you will feel better.
    Mar 140
  • comScore FgKr12
    Hang in there! Interviews are about being lucky to a great extent. People tend to generalize that Amazon is easy, hiring bar is lower etc etc. But exceptions are always there. Good luck for rest of you interviews 🙂
    Mar 141
    • ViaSat vcdsa
      OP
      Thanks man!!!!
      Mar 14
  • Ellie Mae / EngexpNoob
    Hang in there. I feel ya. I just got a rejection from google. Recruiter said, you were almost there, it hurts.
    Good luck for other interviews. You got this 💪🏼
    Mar 140
  • Two Sigma / Engkysk
    No matter how well prepared you are, interviews are still 50/50
    Mar 140
  • New / EngpHXp44
    Every interview is a little more experience. Take what you learned from that and apply it to the next ones. Think of it like your first few significant others. You learn a little and are better the next time around.
    Mar 140
  • New !=faang
    Don't worry OP! Not ALL teams in Amazon has low or medium hiring bar! When I went for On-site, they started with DP hard problem and the last round had again DP hard (found in LC marked as hard which had 2 contraints but I was asked 3 contraints in addition the the two in LC) and the expectation was to solve these LC hard questions in 25 mins.
    Mar 142
    • BlackRock Ikqf10
      I guess With all these LC interviews I believe they have to give you a second chance, let’s say you didn’t solve the first question, give them another problem to solve. The reason I say this is a question might have a trick embedded inside it and not everyone gets it in the first place this doesn’t mean you are a bad SW Engineer. I hate when people judge you just based on your ability to solve the LC problems. Damm when does this interviewing system change ?
      Mar 14
    • New !=faang
      ^ True. The current interviewing system is so messed up. I was asked to implement modified LC hard question in 25 mins in a freakin whiteboard. I could hardly fit the helper function in all sides of the whiteboard.
      Mar 14
  • Qualtrics / Sales
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    Cheer up, there is some randomness in interviews. Treat the Amazon interview as your practice interview to improve your future interviews
    Mar 150
  • Cisco / Engekdamkadak
    Doesn't matter.... There is something grandeur coming up for you. Take it as a experience and move on. Focus on next interviews.
    Mar 140
  • Amazon Xode
    How were your LPs? They are very important.
    Also it’s hard for one person to change the decision of other four. Don’t forget that it’s all about luck and timing, and not a representation of your caliber. Stay focused.
    Mar 140
  • Amazon
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    roymore
    Leetcode like hell. As someone who has interviewed 100+ candidates at Amazon, its the best way. I'm sure the same applies for the other coveted companies.
    Mar 140
  • New eNBa60
    It’s a game of numbers. Remember that. keep in mind that people can be fickle and judgmental. Tom Brady and Michael Jordan didn’t win every big game they were in. Just tighten up on what you thought you did wrong (if the recruiter can give feedback, great) and apply that to the next interviews. Worst case you try again in like 6 months.
    Mar 140
  • Indeed nvcfss
    If you get into indeed you can join the horde of ex Amazon folks.
    Mar 142
    • SAP SaUK45
      Is that bad or good?

      I heard ex-amzn managers may not be a good boss (just rumors)
      Mar 14
    • Indeed nvcfss
      Good. Im ex Amazon with an ex Amazon boss though.
      Mar 14
  • Magic Leap / R&Db8nk5y
    Think of it this way - it was probably not a good fit for you either. You may have spared yourself years of frustration and now are free to find a better fit.
    Mar 150
  • Guidewire Califrag
    That’s normal. Head up! It’s in part a numbers game. Lots of luck!
    Mar 150
  • Amazon / Eng
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    Amazon interviews can be peculiar. You might have failed the leadership principle questions, not the technical ones. Other companies would not have these weird LP questions, so you may do a lot better.
    Mar 140
  • Uber Uberer
    Where are you thinking of joining?
    Mar 140

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