How to obtain feedback from Amazon after a failed on-site interview?

Accenture TPEb78
Jul 19, 2017 18 Comments

I recently did an interview at Amazon and got a simple email with their decision to pursue other candidates.
Is there a way to get real feedback? How long should I wait to apply again? I've heard timelines from 3 months to "never apply again"

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  • Facebook / Eng AwGK74
    I get Amazon recruiters emailing me weekly, even after I had a no hire after onsite, they're so desperate for headcount they'll almost take anyone.
    Jul 19, 2017 3
    • Square DmiH67
      More like more desperate to bump their top-of-funnel recruiting metrics
      Jul 19, 2017
    • Facebook / Eng AwGK74
      That's true, but many teams are starved for talent. They do have a bad rep in Seattle anyways which makes it even harder.
      Jul 19, 2017
    • Amazon / Eng
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      > "They'll almost take anyone"
      Ouch @OP
      Jul 19, 2017
  • Amazon ...🐜
    It's either six months or never to try again depending on how much you missed by.
    Jul 19, 2017 4
    • Amazon xibru6rh
      is that "never try again" only for "strong no hire" rating? I don't think I've seen anyone get that, (I think it's only used for when the candidate just doesn't care or fails miserably AND is rude) I wouldn't worry op too much by it.

      if you genuinely tried and weren't a complete dick I don't think we would black list you.
      Jul 19, 2017
    • Amazon dcobobo
      They have to agree in the debrief to recycle but a strong no hire also is never again I believe.
      Jul 19, 2017
    • Amazon gNyr17
      Recycle is a different and means he can interview much sooner than in 6 months. If it's simple "not inclined " one can try in 6-12 months. It's not guaranteed that recruiter will reply back, the process will be the same as for initial interview.
      Jul 19, 2017
    • SAP VictorJ
      I was asked to apply after 6 months after rejection.
      Jul 19, 2017
  • New s0nic
    Consider yourself lucky. I thought everyone is leaving amazon.
    Jul 19, 2017 0
  • Facebook / Eng
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    No company will want to give you feedback because that is ammunition for you to sue them for whatever reason.

    I know it sucks, but just keep trying
    Jul 19, 2017 1
    • Hitachi Data Systems / Product
      EUWR14

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      this is not at all true. I got feedback from Doordash, McKinsey, Adroll and a few other companies. It doesn't hurt to ask for feedback.
      Jul 20, 2017
  • Amazon / Eng
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    You'll never get that feedback.

    The myth that any company interviewing you will ever provide this kind of feedback needs to die.

    It's not homework where the teacher marks what you did wrong. You pass or fail.

    Try again in six months. They won't consider you any sooner than that.
    Jul 19, 2017 0
  • SAP VictorJ
    I was asked to apply after 6 months after rejection.
    Jul 19, 2017 0
  • CorpInfo lSmm58
    I failed my on site and they put me in for two other roles that were more technical. I have another interview shortly. Talk to the recruiter, see if they recycled you. If so, see if there's another role you want or maybe same role but different team.
    Jul 20, 2017 3
    • SAP VictorJ
      For me recruiter told to wait for 6 months.
      Jul 20, 2017
    • CorpInfo lSmm58
      Interesting. Well, if you don't have any AWS certs, now is a good time to start getting some. :)
      Jul 20, 2017
    • SAP VictorJ
      Lol. I interviewed for Applied Scientist. My 3 ML rounds were good or at least I think so. I was unable to write bug free code in 2 other coding rounds. I was expecting a reject but thought they might recycle since my ML rounds were good.
      Jul 20, 2017