I passed Google’s interview but failed Amazon’s 🤷‍♂️🙈💩

Apple fullCircle
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I am very confused because Amazon’s interview was (waay) easier. Anyone been in this situation?

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  • Google / Eng
    proletaria

    Google Eng

    BIO
    Workers of the world, unite!
    proletariamore
    The interview process is fairly random; I got offers from some top companies while being rejected by others (including Amazon).

    When you're interviewing with 5-6 of the 10s of thousands of engineers at a big company, it's very likely that random chance will play a huge role in whether you get an offer or not.
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    • Apple fullCircle
      OP
      Yea could be the variance in tech interviews.
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  • Box AndYet
    Cool story
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  • LinkedIn fsffl
    Would love to have this situation!!! You got Google's offer. WTF care about Amazon's? Wanna be a coding slave?
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    • Apple fullCircle
      OP
      I am just confused that’s all. Amazon’s interview bar was much lower than google’s 🤷‍♂️
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    • Amazon bezosboi
      Are you sure? Because you didn't get in.
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    • LinkedIn fsffl
      Lets face the truth. Amazon didnt even need onsite interview to give offer back in 2017.
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  • Facebook jdir
    Amazon only cares about "tell me about a time you gave blowjob to a customer to satisfy their desire" etc. question
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  • Amazon interview process is a fiasco. They fuck up repeatedly. I am not surprised by your story at all.
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    • Amazon CulStryBro
      My experience is the opposite. Amazon had a much more logical, well thought out interview process than Google.
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    • Apple fullCircle
      OP
      ^ username checks out.
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    • Amazon CulStryBro
      Word up, son.
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  • Google ohHB64
    Same here. I failed Amazon as I was very annoyed with bar raiser and here I am with Google
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    • Apple fullCircle
      OP
      Typically the senior most interviewer. Mine had 17 yoe at Amazon.
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    • LinkedIn ex-fb
      And he’s still not retired? 😱😱
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    • Apple fullCircle
      OP
      No, he is strong on the amazon koolaid.
      7d
    • Facebook jdir
      He probably blew it all on hooker's
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    • Apple fullCircle
      OP
      ^ prolly this too. Amazon directors and VPs used to get busted a lot during the backpage sting era. So I imagine it’s a thing in Amazon.
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  • Amazon oyVu40
    It just means you are a good fit to Google's culture but not Amazon's. Also you're lucky, stay away from Amazon.
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    • Amazon oyVu40
      What is backvested?
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    • Apple fullCircle
      OP
      Like 5% first year, 15% second year and so on.. golden handcuffs
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    • Amazon oyVu40
      Yeah I'm nearing 4 years now, my pay is decent due to the rise in stock price over the last 4 years. For compensation, I don't like that new hires get paid a lot more than existing employees.
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    • Amazon coolguy!
      That is true in every company (new vs existing employees).
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    • Amazon CulStryBro
      Nobody is a "victim" of backvested RSUs. Generally, you get flat target TC across 4 years, the first 2 is just mostly cash. The year 3 and 4 are just more RSUs and hopefully at a much higher TC since stock price has grown faster than predicted (historically - this may not prove true in the future of course).
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  • Bloomberg / Eng F.U. money
    Nice flex.
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  • Google topCon
    This is like walking across the street, almost ran over by a banana truck, then picked up by a limousine with all the amenities inside. Congrats!
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    • Amazon / Eng
      weeeeeeee

      Amazon Eng

      BIO
      AWS
      weeeeeeeemore
      Man, are limousines still a thing? Haven’t seen one of those since 04
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  • Amazon / Eng
    weeeeeeee

    Amazon Eng

    BIO
    AWS
    weeeeeeeemore
    It’s almost like the interview experience is almost entirely dependent on the person or people that are interviewing you.
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  • Microsoft ofjdnn
    Amazon focuses heavily on the bs behavioral part. A friend of mine was in the same situation as well
    7d 0
  • Verizon usernotfnd
    Nope..But would love to..How can I make this happen???
    7d 0
  • Microsoft / Biz Dev MemeGenX
    Me too. Was a Microsoft L63. Failed an Amazon L5 interview, Passed a Google L5 interview
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    • Amazon Password.
      They are completely different levels...
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    • Microsoft / Biz Dev MemeGenX
      Yeah that's the point. I passed a higher level at Google than I failed at Amazon
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    • LinkedIn fsffl
      I guess they knew you wont accept their L5 anyway. Just rejected you and give the headcount to another new grad.
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  • New / Eng XRmf10
    You're overqualified for Amazon
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  • Amazon pfaricy
    Same stories for me, failed Amazon twice, then join, but pass google’s the first time. I guess especially for non tech roles, it just depends on whether some dick heads interviewed you or not. My first two Amazon interview were not very good. There were at least 1 person who seemed like an asshole. But all my google interviewers are professional.
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  • Google G-*
    You must fail their LP’s. :)
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  • Amazon / Eng jNeo42
    It’s honestly not a compliment to have Amabot’s version of Googliness. At Amabot it means you seem pliable and masochistic enough to be pressed into the mold. Ama-Googliness is called “Leadership Principles”. It’s like someone wanting to date you because they know you’ll never hurt or cheat on them due to your lack of charm and sex appeal. That’s not very flattering.
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    • Uber jdkn3
      “Will this guy grind away and sweat in a small room until the product is shipped?” Yes? Hire.
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  • Google / Eng dogfoodie
    Did the Google interview happen after your Amazon one? I had 4 on-sites in quick succession and I got better each time: bombed, borderline but no offer, offer, offer.
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    • Apple fullCircle
      OP
      Yeah google was two days after amazon
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  • New qsbpg
    Amazon might not like really top performer. They know you will leave them for Google or other top paying company soon.
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  • Uber jdkn3
    For non eng roles it’s even more luck based. Your interview performance is like 50% of the battle with the rest being company headcount and whether you get a green interviewer who asks some ridiculously hard question
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