Failed Amazon Interview

Walmart.com okwv85
Jul 18 42 Comments

Last week I went onsite at Amazon’s Seattle office, for SDE II. The problems were fine, experience and feedback was positive, however I was told they won’t move forward. Felt like lost hope after all these preparation but I can not even pass an Amazon interview.

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  • Visa A1h007
    I just blacklisted Amazon from my list to interview. They provide no feedback after interviews. At least, the Google recruiter gave me clear points to work on. No point interviewing again if you don’t know what went wrong previously. Lots of the other companies to interview !
    Jul 18 14
    • IBM c1ni8bi
      Google gives feedback, that I am sure of. Recruiter sets time to go through feedback received.
      Jul 18
    • IBM kaplop
      Hmm. I was given no feedback. And they flatly told me in an email that they have a no feedback policy. Maybe I got hoodwinked.
      Jul 18
    • Avanade MohyCS
      I got no feedback from Google but I know I messed up moving my solution from an idea to actual code.
      Jul 18
    • HERE orThere
      In a perfect world, you'd be given feedback on what you did well and what you need to work on to do better next time. However, what I (or my other colleagues who conducted the interview) gives back in feedback can be further nit-picked point-by-point by the candidate and that's just opening a whole world of hurt (and not to mention opening up potential legal issues). Don't get me wrong... it's not that I don't want to help the applicant do better -- I do. But, when a decision has been made by the panel, it's been made...
      Jul 18
    • IBM kaplop
      Does google ever review the interviewers and their questions?
      Jul 18
  • Amazon sbsjhskab
    " I can not even pass an Amazon interview."

    Maybe this attitude was the problem? You underestimated Amazon too much. Amazon interview complexity varies alot depending on team you are in. LC and keep trying everywhere. Best of luck.
    Jul 18 2
    • Travelzoo deetcode
      This. Despite the bad rep Amazon gets here, it's still one of the top tech companies in the world. The bar is not really that low.
      Jul 18
    • Cerner suntzu69
      This was a faux-pas for me. I’ve changed my attitude since
      Jul 18
  • That’s fine, I failed amazon but got offer from fb, google and uber, interviews are random
    Jul 18 0
  • Microsoft votingfeet
    It’s one company. You’ve already prepared, just apply to others. Nobody has a 100% success rate.
    Jul 18 1
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    • SAP UX*
      Amazon doesn’t provide feedback.
      Jul 18
  • Crunchbase ~swinton
    It happens. I've been rejected after interviews I thought went perfectly, and given offers after interviews I thought I bombed.
    It just takes one person to say they didn't like you for whatever reason, and you're out.

    Best advice I can give: Be likeable as fuck.
    Jul 18 0
  • Cognizant tagtag123
    It's okay. U won't get everything what you wish for... That's the bitter truth. Btw.. Wanna try at Cognizant? Lol....
    Jul 18 2
    • Cerner suntzu69
      A 3rd party recruiter reached out to me about your company. Can I please get a referral? 😄
      Jul 18
    • Cognizant tagtag123
      I already ruined my life by joining Cognizant. Don't wanna ruin yours :-)
      Jul 18
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    • ICC lTKD68
      What is LP?
      Jul 18
    • Travelport buttnpushr
      All hail philosopher-emperor bezos and his teachings! Indeed, monkeying some lucky dotcom survivor douchebags ramblings is preferable to a bunch of fancy puzzles that might actually be relevant
      Jul 18
  • Bloomberg <MYPC>
    I was interviewed there earlier this year; Recruiter did not even call or email me to give any feedback. After a week, I assumed they are not moving forward. Earlier this month, same recruiter reached out to me and said "Team gave really positive feedback last time, but they wanted to wait and screen again in 6 months. Its been 6 months, do you want to interview again? if yes, we will put you through an online test session". Following is the format of this online session:

    - coding challenge with two scenarios (up to 90 min)
    - "describe your approach" section to discuss your coding solutions (up to 15 min)
    - work style survey (up to 15 min)
    - feedback survey (5 min)

    I said "No, Thanks" to her.
    Jul 18 0
  • Avanade IfMI01
    Oh man sorry you didn't get the position after all that preparation. I know what that's like. Sorry, also, for all the haters on here.In the process of applying to Amazon myself. Would you mind elaborating on what the interview was like?
    Jul 18 1
    • Avanade MohyCS
      Hello fellow Avanade Consultant
      Jul 18
  • General Motors ajAi04
    You need to write your own feedback algorithm, it needs to be O(n).
    Jul 28 0
  • Visa Jdmfe
    Practice more, and try Albertsons next time
    Jul 20 0
  • New VJ91
    Interviews are crapshoots most of the time. I passed the onsite interview for E4 at Uber and bombed the Amazon one for E2. I personally thought the process wasn't great overall and wasn't really considering Amazon because of their tech stack and the fact that they were the only company out of four that was interviewing me at E2.
    Jul 18 0
  • Goes to the A in Fang and fails an interview: I can’t even pass this entry level interview to get in to this tech giant woe is me.

    Bruh. Chill, it’s just an interview. Go play the field.
    Jul 18 0
  • Travelport buttnpushr
    It's fine, you were overqualified. Try Albertsons
    Jul 18 0
  • Nvidia hibitcoin
    Try Salesforce
    Jul 18 0
  • The Home Depot FPQk51
    Last year Google specifically didn’t provide any feedback even though I asked. They told me before the interview that they won’t be providing any feedback.
    Jul 21 0
  • Overstock.com uDuA52
    Is this your first time interviewing with Amazon?
    Jul 19 0
  • Wipro VendettaV
    This is the reason I advice to play video games. After every defeat, you respawn, upgrade yourself and strike harder.
    Stand up and Fight .... For the Alliance !!
    Jul 18 0
  • FactSet kheera
    You are not ready. Get your ass back jn front of computer and the whiteboard. And you will be through.
    Jul 18 0

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