How many stories for Amazon LP?

New inquis9
Oct 23, 2018 18 Comments

Have an interview loop coming up. I've read online that they Amazon wants to hear different stories for different leadership principles. Is that true? How many stories should I prepare? Would 6-7 be ok?

PS: Don't have a lot of work experience so it's difficult for me to come up with multiple stories on the same LP ☹️

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  • New / Product TechPM10ye
    Yeah, 6 should be enough. I got through and got an offer with about 5.

    What I recommend though is to create a matrix with leadership principles on one axis and stories on the other. Then fill out intersections. Then see the blanks, adjust your stories a little to ingest the missing ones. I had one brilliant story that covered all 14 to some extent.
    Oct 23, 2018 4
    • Akamai Technologies unionfind
      Can you please tell me a story?
      Oct 23, 2018
    • Parallon Lava2$89
      So I was thinking similar things. Where one of my stories cover 2-3 principles.. But does it not make the Intevriew more difficult? I'm interviewing for a bie.. And it looks like most of the 6 hours will be dedicated to LP.. Dont know how I can story tell for 4 hours.. Considering I haven't Done those many long term projects
      Oct 23, 2018
    • New / Product TechPM10ye
      You always have stories. Big or small. Initially, the preparation looks hard. But just go and get started, it will flow.

      Btw, you may use the same story with different interviewers (everybody gets something different out of it), so it makes it a little easier to storytell for 6 hours straight.
      Oct 23, 2018
    • New / Product TechPM10ye
      You can also read a chapter about behavioral interviews from the book ”Cracking the pm interview” for inspiration.
      Oct 23, 2018
  • Facebook / Eng
    lezgo ⛷

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    three fiddy
    Oct 23, 2018 1
    • Amazon / Eng
      DollaBills

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  • Amazon / Eng
    AD_sme

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    Don’t forget the STAR method when responding to LP questions
    Oct 23, 2018 2
    • Goldman Sachs bMNx07
      Do they care a lot about the tiny details of actual story. Isn't it likely that one might have forgotten some information if the event might have happened long back.
      Oct 23, 2018
    • New / Product TechPM10ye
      It is likely, of course.
      They know how to handle that, it’s okay.
      Oct 23, 2018
  • Parallon Lava2$89
    I have the same question. Most of my relevant work experience was 3-4 years ago.. Now I'm a bit hazy on why I did the things the way I did.. What would be a nice way to turn down a question if you don't remember stuff.?
    Oct 23, 2018 3
    • New / Product TechPM10ye
      To be honest, a nice way would be to prepare upfront, pick the stories, recall the details, and write them up.
      Oct 23, 2018
    • Parallon Lava2$89
      Thanks for advice.. One more question.. In my current job. I did very high impact projects saving $$ and those stories demonstrate LP.. However all of them were short and not super technical (nature of business).,in my prior work ex I did some low impact but highly technical projects.. But only 2-3 long term projects.. Will it be okay to focus on the high impact but 'easy' projects
      Oct 23, 2018
    • New / Product TechPM10ye
      Hmm, I would say it is important to show that you actually did something challenging yourself. They seem to care less about the end result (how much $$ did you bring) and more about how did you approach solving problems. Which makes sense.

      But I would say I am not the best person to generalize since I don't interview people at Amazon yet.
      Oct 23, 2018
  • Amazon azmix
    Figure out which ones you can relate to and strongly believe you’re awesome at (3-4) and one-two that you feel you keep missing on because of some natural tendencies or acquired behavior due to practices or processes at your current employer. Then have a bunch of examples supporting the formers and demonstrating your self awareness on the latters.
    Oct 23, 2018 0
  • Igneous Systems / Eng zzzyyy
    I'd prepare 10
    Oct 23, 2018 1
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