How much effort did you put into studying LPs for Amazon onsite?

New twWC22
May 21, 2018 20 Comments

How much preparation did you put into studying the LPs for your Amazon onsite?

Is it better to have a different example for each or is it better to choose 3-4 that can apply and be twisted into any LP?

In what format are LP questions asked?

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  • Amazon Ogrdq
    The behavioral questions are hideous. You truly do need to come in with a gameplan to be able to respond to a question like “Tell me 1 time u encountered a struggle in ur life, btw?” On the street, you’d tell someone who asked this to go have a wank. But obviously you can’t do this at an Amazon interview (if you want to get the job.)
    May 21, 2018 0
  • Amazon xCCNcx54
    Do not underestimate them, that’s all I’ll say.
    May 21, 2018 0
  • New / Eng ExjI22
    I didn't put enough effort in and felt like it hurt my interview performance. I stretched a few examples to apply to most LPs. Interviewed for SDE2 and got top of band SDE1 offer
    May 21, 2018 4
    • WalmartLabs pjtV38
      How many years of exp?
      May 21, 2018
    • New / Eng ExjI22
      4 yoe at no name company
      May 21, 2018
    • Kansas Solutions / Eng
      ignoredind

      Kansas Solutions Eng

      PRE
      Cox Communications
      ignoredindmore
      Can you share your interview experience. I have one for sde2 next week.
      May 21, 2018
    • New / Eng ExjI22
      It felt like 70% LP and only 30% technical. Technical part was medium leetcode and some system design where I dove deep into implementing a specific piece of a distributed system. Know your LP inside and out and show enthusiasm for Amazon and the LP
      May 21, 2018
  • Microsoft / Eng msfts
    I didn’t spend too much time and failed to get an offer for SDM. SDEs might have less of a requirement. You’ll be fine if you are a strong bullshitter, which I am not. I would have been better off to get my fake stories in order before the interview. They do ask for specific examples that actually happened to you. Like “remember a time you had a conflict. How did you resolve it”.
    May 21, 2018 1
    • Amazon ugfth
      Yup questions like that one are not something I can answer on the spot unless I anticipated and prepped for it
      May 23, 2018
  • Salesforce pFQT11
    0 studying for LP, got offer
    May 21, 2018 0
  • Amazon numsSize
    About 6 hours.

    You need to practice story telling first, then organize your stories from the past to make it believable.

    Hint: it does not have to be "your" stories.
    May 21, 2018 0
  • WalmartLabs pjtV38
    Did this recently but for SDE role, please make sure you have at least Three for few imp ones. It is not easy to invent on the fly. Took me an entire evening to prepare a chart. My approach was to line up all my projects and match them with multiple LP as tags. This way was easier to remember for me but be careful not to repeat any. I didn't make anything for the less imp lps as I could use the extra for important ones. They note down all your responses for each qn.
    May 21, 2018 0
  • TriNet / Eng
    vinuthash

    TriNet Eng

    PRE
    Juniper Networks
    vinuthashmore
    What does LP stand for, sorry for my ignorance
    May 21, 2018 1
    • Amazon shammer
      Leadership principle
      May 21, 2018
  • New AMex31
    I did not specifically study for their LPs, I just revised the stories I've prepared over the years for interviews and shoehorned as many in as possible.
    May 22, 2018 0
  • Amazon ɹǝƃıǝƃ
    I followed "Cracking the Coding Interview"'s advice (for each project in your resume go through 6 attributes like challenges, mistakes/failures, etc). Took ages. It was worth it especially for an SDE 2 interview.
    May 21, 2018 0
  • Amazon uggyyfdhk
    I studied for 4 hours the night before the interview. I had 5 stories that I could use for the LPs, the preparation was well worth it, got a good offer!
    May 21, 2018 0
  • Amazon numsSize
    Gilderoy Lockhart!
    May 21, 2018 0
  • TriNet / Eng
    vinuthash

    TriNet Eng

    PRE
    Juniper Networks
    vinuthashmore
    Gotcha thanks
    May 21, 2018 0
  • Amazon shammer
    Better to get separate examples for each. Multiple for each is even better. 3-4 in total will look bad.
    May 21, 2018 0

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