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

Apple fullCircle
Sep 11 79 Comments

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.
    Sep 11 1
    • Apple fullCircle
      OP
      Yea could be the variance in tech interviews.
      Sep 11
  • Box AndYet
    Cool story
    Sep 11 1
  • LinkedIn fsffl
    Would love to have this situation!!! You got Google's offer. WTF care about Amazon's? Wanna be a coding slave?
    Sep 11 3
    • Apple fullCircle
      OP
      I am just confused that’s all. Amazon’s interview bar was much lower than google’s 🤷‍♂️
      Sep 11
    • Amazon bezosboi
      Are you sure? Because you didn't get in.
      Sep 11
    • LinkedIn fsffl
      Lets face the truth. Amazon didnt even need onsite interview to give offer back in 2017.
      Sep 12
  • Facebook jdir
    Amazon only cares about "tell me about a time you gave blowjob to a customer to satisfy their desire" etc. question
    Sep 11 4
    • Amazon / Eng loeqpr
      😂
      Sep 11
    • Apple fullCircle
      OP
      Lmao, I had a ton of those
      Sep 11
    • Amazon anion
      Op, you had what? Qs or BJs?
      Sep 12
    • Apple fullCircle
      OP
      Qs only
      Sep 12
  • Amazon interview process is a fiasco. They fuck up repeatedly. I am not surprised by your story at all.
    Sep 11 3
    • Amazon CulStryBro
      My experience is the opposite. Amazon had a much more logical, well thought out interview process than Google.
      Sep 11
    • Apple fullCircle
      OP
      ^ username checks out.
      Sep 11
    • Amazon CulStryBro
      Word up, son.
      Sep 11
  • Google ohHB64
    Same here. I failed Amazon as I was very annoyed with bar raiser and here I am with Google
    Sep 11 7
    • Apple fullCircle
      OP
      Typically the senior most interviewer. Mine had 17 yoe at Amazon.
      Sep 11
    • LinkedIn ex-fb
      And he’s still not retired? 😱😱
      Sep 11
    • Apple fullCircle
      OP
      No, he is strong on the amazon koolaid.
      Sep 11
    • Facebook jdir
      He probably blew it all on hooker's
      Sep 11
    • 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.
      Sep 11
  • 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.
    Sep 11 9
    • Apple fullCircle
      OP
      Like 5% first year, 15% second year and so on.. golden handcuffs
      Sep 11
    • 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.
      Sep 11
    • Amazon coolguy!
      That is true in every company (new vs existing employees).
      Sep 11
    • 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).
      Sep 12
    • Qualtrics wudu
      The first 2 years are cash mostly. Otherwise who the fuck gives 500K as joining bonus.
      Sep 30
  • 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!
    Sep 12 1
    • Amazon / Eng
      weeeeeeee

      Amazon Eng

      BIO
      AWS
      weeeeeeeemore
      Man, are limousines still a thing? Haven’t seen one of those since 04
      Sep 12
  • Bloomberg / Eng F.U. money
    Nice flex.
    Sep 11 1
  • 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.
    Sep 11 1
    • Apple fullCircle
      OP
      Yeah google was two days after amazon
      Sep 11
  • 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.
    Sep 11 0
  • Microsoft ofjdnn
    Amazon focuses heavily on the bs behavioral part. A friend of mine was in the same situation as well
    Sep 11 0
  • Microsoft / Biz Dev MemeGenX
    Me too. Was a Microsoft L63. Failed an Amazon L5 interview, Passed a Google L5 interview
    Sep 11 3
    • Amazon Password.
      They are completely different levels...
      Sep 12
    • Microsoft / Biz Dev MemeGenX
      Yeah that's the point. I passed a higher level at Google than I failed at Amazon
      Sep 12
    • LinkedIn fsffl
      I guess they knew you wont accept their L5 anyway. Just rejected you and give the headcount to another new grad.
      Sep 12
  • Google G-*
    You must fail their LP’s. :)
    Sep 11 0
  • Verizon usernotfnd
    Nope..But would love to..How can I make this happen???
    Sep 11 0
  • 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.
    Sep 11 2
    • Uber jdkn3
      “Will this guy grind away and sweat in a small room until the product is shipped?” Yes? Hire.
      Sep 11
    • Blue Origin tMVj85
      "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"

      lol. Best analogy!
      Nov 8
  • New / Eng XRmf10
    You're overqualified for Amazon
    Sep 12 0
  • 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.
    Sep 11 0
  • New qsbpg
    Amazon might not like really top performer. They know you will leave them for Google or other top paying company soon.
    Sep 11 0
  • 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
    Sep 11 0

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