How long before Amazon tells you if you got the job, after evaluating your on-site interview?

New flqU20
Sep 12, 2018 14 Comments

After my on-site for a management position the recruiter told me that they'd have a deciding meetup one week later, on a Friday. He told to get back at me as soon as possible afterwards. It's Wednesday now and I haven't heard a thing yet. Should I be worried, or is it normal for them to take up to a week to respond after the voting process?

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  • Amazon / Eng jNeo42
    Amazon recruiters are surprisingly competent, they won’t leave you in the lurch like others do. The hiring process makes it clear that candidates are to be treated like customers. (Too bad that doesn’t hold up once your employment begins, LOL). Amazon is all about efficiency, so it’s not likely that a decision would be left sitting there unattended. You’re actually writing this before Wednesday business begins, so it has only been 2 business days so far. It could still go either way, hang tight.
    Sep 12, 2018 1
    • New flqU20
      OP
      Thanks for the heads up, jNeo42! I appreciate your optimistic view. However, the actual on site itself was 7 working days ago, since their decision-meetup was planned 5 days later. Hopefully this does not signal a clear lack of interest.
      Sep 12, 2018
  • Amazon Foogle
    We have a 5 day rule to get back after onsite!
    If it has passed 5 days, ping me and I can escalate.
    Sep 12, 2018 4
    • New flqU20
      OP
      Thanks, I will certainly do that Foogle!
      Sep 12, 2018
    • Oracle / Eng Youtuber
      After my intial phone screen i waited 3 weeks( no email from recruiter) , after my second phone screen i waited for another 2 weeks ( no email from recruiter again). Eventually i was asked to come onsite and now they are offering the job ( got the result in 2 businesse days)
      Sep 12, 2018
    • New flqU20
      OP
      I was told (on beforehand) that my on site would not directly be evaluated by the team, but 5 working days later (which was last Friday). Calculating from my on site day, 8 working days have passed since then. Do you think I should contact the recruiter, or should I count it as "5 working days after their evaluation meetup"?
      Sep 12, 2018
    • Amazon Foogle
      5 business days after onsite!
      If you dont hear back, that means HR is incompetent!
      Send out an email for followup.
      Sep 12, 2018
  • GE / Eng
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    weakPtrmore
    I was given a call from my recruiter within 24 hours of my on-sites telling me that feedback was very positive and that he'd follow up in the next day or two.
    24 hours after that we started talking about compensation.
    My experience has been: If they want to extend an offer , your recruiter will respond very quickly usually within hours. If you're a no-hire then it could be days or weeks. They are simply going to spend their time and effort on candidates that have a potential to convert.
    Sep 12, 2018 2
    • New flqU20
      OP
      But why would they wait days or weeks before turning somebody down after their on site? Isn't it way easier to directly sent a rejection-email?
      Sep 12, 2018
    • Amazon Foogle
      Not true!
      Hire or no-hire, 5 business days is the official policy!
      If feedback is delayed, then the answer will get delayed. But it should not happen often.
      Sep 12, 2018
  • Akamai Technologies dextrocr
    I had my onsite on Wednesday, got a call on Monday. So took 3 business days.
    Sep 12, 2018 0
  • New inmann
    5 days. You can write to recruiter and ask for follow up
    Sep 12, 2018 0
  • eBay JRJfc
    hey op, what was your result? i am in same bot..thx
    Oct 31, 2018 0
  • Amazon gDVc56
    Yes 5 days is the official policy. All interviewers need to gather together and discuss the on site before making a final decision. Scheduling that sometimes can take an effort. If it has gone past 5 business days you should follow up with the recruiter to see what's going on.
    Sep 14, 2018 0