Expecting Google onsite result: Too nervous

Amazon cftghb
Jun 14 90 Comments

It's been a week since the onsite and the recruiter emailed me last night that she would call me today as she had an update.
I think I did really well, but I'm extremely nervous. Don't want to stay at Amazon for another second. Failed MS online assessment (not because I didn't solve the problems, but because "the answers were too perfect to believe I wasn't cheating", as the recruiter said). FB didn't have open positions for E4 (the recruiter told me when I applied).
Tried to get referrals from Uber, Salesforce, Dropbox but nobody replied. Already applied online, but nothing happened.
So now I'm extremely nervous that I haven't slept last night.
Sorry just wanted to rant.

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TOP 90 Comments
  • Good luck! Don't worry too much. I love you
    Jun 14 2
    • New / Ops DIYM08
      😘😘😘
      Jun 14
    • Schweitzer Engineering Laborator nVqE32
      Good luck. I was in the same place last week. My result was pretty close to my gut feelings about how the interview went.
      Jun 14
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    • Microsoft
      devices

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      devicesmore
      Sadist, ehh?
      Jun 14
    • Expedia Mark O
      This post should be Piped
      Jun 14
    • Google topCon
      Haha. Funny as hell. Sorry, op.

      KoUq26 just want you to stay at Amazon. Misery loves company.
      Jun 14
    • Microsoft shambu
      ^😂
      Jun 14
    • Lnn ok
      Jun 14
  • Microsoft shambu
    Good luck but don't worry much. Google isn't end of the world
    Jun 14 11
    • Amazon Jj2nz8js
      Amazon's culture sucks ass. I cant sleep sometimes because of how much stress my manager puts on me. Now manager made it clear he wants to fire me for slipping up on a small task (he needs to fire 1 person this year to meet attrition goals) and I feel happy looking for another job
      Jun 14
    • Microsoft shambu
      To be clear, this is a specific situation. There are plenty of teams on AWS with very good culture.
      Jun 14
    • Schweitzer Engineering Laborator nVqE32
      Heard overall Amazon is tougher than the rest. But, your situation also seems to be the extent of that. I would look for other departments.
      If you can't sleep, you need to get out in less than a month. It is a serious health matter.
      Jun 14
    • Amazon Jj2nz8js
      @Microsoft, I've heard the opposite about AWS, with ops oncall being a nightmare
      Jun 14
    • Microsoft shambu
      If you want an easy life, sure, it's gonna be hard. That's true even at azure. But at the same time there are teams with great culture (doesn't mean less workload. It means good managers and learning opportunities). Worked at both AWS and azure. For sure, Amazon as a company is cultish. But AWS feels more of a tech company unlike other parts of Amazon.
      Jun 14
  • ConocoPhillips doom3d
    Result?
    Jun 14 19
    • Amazon / Creative abdrushin
      He doesn't want to annoy you at work and respects your working hours.
      Jun 14
    • Amazon cftghb
      OP
      When I say I'm available all the day, it simply means "your call is not annoying me or my work".
      Jun 14
    • Manulife Financial Mike D.
      Holy shit exactly same happened to me today, have been checking my phone every 30 seconds and no call whatsoever. Worst thing is that my recruiter will be on vacation for 2 weeks starting next Monday...
      Jun 14
    • Amazon cftghb
      OP
      Maybe it's the same recruiter.
      Jun 14
    • Microsoft / Eng gqne23
      Send a ping to the recruiter, that you were waiting for the call.
      Jun 14
  • Microsoft shambu
    Didn't want to jinx OP but it was very obvious from the beginning that it was a reject.
    Jun 15 6
    • IBM hjr32d
      Microsoft has an Oracle
      Jun 15
    • Manulife Financial Mike D.
      Why
      Jun 15
    • Microsoft shambu
      Coz I've seen a lot of Google rejections. From a recruiters perspective, selection, moving to HC are good things for them. So, telling that is easy for them and usually comes with an indication of positivity. Reject news, they are least interested.
      Jun 15
    • Microsoft shambu
      Google rejections are always over phone.
      Jun 16
    • Microsoft SsOF47
      Not at all, I was told over phone that I had made it to onsite for Google.
      Jun 17
  • Amazon cftghb
    OP
    The recruiter just called. It was a rejection:(
    Jun 14 3
    • ConocoPhillips doom3d
      :(
      Jun 14
    • Amazon / Creative abdrushin
      Maybe you were too good to be true for Google as well ;)
      Jun 14
    • Microsoft / Eng gqne23
      That sucks. Did they provide any feedback as to why? Did your packet actually get to the HC?
      Jun 14
  • Amazon / Creative abdrushin
    MS would've believed you if you were with Google already 😉
    Jun 14 3
    • Amazon cftghb
      OP
      Can't believe what they told me. Never heard of such a thing at all.
      Jun 14
    • Apple Hansel2
      Ok, what did you do? Blurt out the optimal immediately?
      Jun 14
    • Amazon cftghb
      OP
      Yes. It was very easy and it wasn't a phone screen really. It was one of those automated online assessments (corrected the post). The questions were very easy and so I coded them right away optimally.
      It wasn't a person to have a discussion with. I mean what else should I've done?
      Jun 14
  • What makes Amazon unbearable?
    Jun 14 4
    • Amazon cftghb
      OP
      Awful managers. Honestly the projects and problems are really interesting and innovating, but the company culture is toxic. It gives unlimited power to the management and because many managers are really awful (they keep hurting people so they can save their ass because of the mistakes they made or lack of experience, instead of admitting their mistakes), they simply destroy their reports (mentality and financially).
      Jun 14
    • Damn. I just accepted an offer for Amazon. My manager seems nice. What team were you on?
      Jun 14
    • Schweitzer Engineering Laborator nVqE32
      Good, I read this. Being considering Amazon as a future employee. My gut feeling was that the manager is not the super friendliest. Can't you move across departments?
      Jun 14
    • Epiq DFzB82
      Seems like the chief scientist showed in Chernobyl from HBO is everywhere. This is power n post talking not the person.
      Jun 14
  • Twitter yesmaybeno
    PM me for Twitter if you wanna give a shot
    Jun 14 2
    • Amazon cftghb
      OP
      Thanks. Does Twitter have any office in Seattle?
      Jun 14
    • Twitter yesmaybeno
      It does, around 100 engineers
      Jun 14
  • Facebook Enclave
    Good luck OP.
    But remember, whichever way it goes, interviews are a lot about luck.

    And whether you make it or not, probably won't matter in 10 years.
    Jun 14 1
    • Amazon cftghb
      OP
      I used to not believe in luck, but after this experience I started to believe in it. FB not hiring when I applied (although the recruiter himself had reached out to me 6 months ago), MS experience (believing that I cheated), not getting referral for any other major companies, all of that now makes me believe in luck.
      Thanks for your kind words.
      Jun 14
  • Amazon cftghb
    OP
    It's already end of the day and the recruiter never called :(
    She said she had the update last night, why didn't she just mention it in the email or just do what she promised, i.e. calling me today? I've always had excellent experience with Google recruiters (even when I failed in the past), but this time this one is really hurting me.
    Jun 14 0
  • Microsoft / Eng
    yTyV60

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    yTyV60more
    You'll get it if you are confident you did well. Good luck!!
    Jun 14 0
  • Microsoft ISeeker
    May the force be with you my paddy one!!
    Jun 14 0
  • Microsoft / Eng gqne23
    Good luck OP
    Jun 14 0
  • Salesforce iamnotnull
    Good luck OP! I hope you get it. Do update us here if at all you feel like.
    Jun 14 0
  • IBM hjr32d
    Let us know how it goes, good luck!
    Jun 14 0
  • Expedia Mark O
    Good luck!
    Jun 14 0
  • Salesforce DREAMkid
    DM me for Salesforce
    Jun 14 2
    • Amazon zxsdfg
      Hi,
      Could you please refer me too?
      Thanks
      Jun 15
    • Salesforce DREAMkid
      Sure DM me
      Jun 16
  • Microsoft ISeeker
    Dont worry. For Microsoft you can apply to different groups simultaneously. So PM me for details
    Jun 14 1
    • Amazon zxsdfg
      Hi,
      Could you refer me too please? PMed you. Thanks
      Jun 15
  • New / Data
    iwill4

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    iwill4more
    I know it's out of Context OP ... But I ve been trying to get an Amazon referral ! Good luck with Google !
    Jun 14 1
    • Amazon Jj2nz8js
      Just update your LinkedIn
      Jun 14

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