Idiot who passed Google L3 but failed Amazon SDE 1 AMA

Cisco vjBh45
Jun 28 35 Comments

Ask me anything about how I managed this feat.

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TOP 35 Comments
  • State Farm iwuvu
    How you prepare?
    Jun 28 5
    • Cisco vjBh45
      OP
      Entire Epi study guide and a decent amount of LC. Total around 350 problems
      Jun 28
    • State Farm iwuvu
      Congrats!
      Jun 28
    • Cisco / Eng RottenRobi
      Awesome! I heard Google bar is much higher than Amazon and Google is a better place to work at than Amazon. Congrats.
      Jun 28
    • eBay wtftc
      What is Epi study guide
      Jun 28
    • Amazon MSaM52
      Elements of programming interviews
      Jun 28
  • Amazon / Eng gxhn05
    What headcount situation ?
    Jun 28 1
    • Amazon CtWY12
      Google has apparently been pretty tight on headcount for L3 recently.
      Jun 28
  • It’s not just that amazon has a lower bar, it’s that amazon is worse at hiring. Congrats
    Jun 28 2
    • Amazon +?
      He might have interviewed with this person. 😦
      [Blind] Google keeps hiring people that don't meet my standards (Tech Lounge)
      https://us.teamblind.com/s/jV6DHnKG
      Jun 28
    • Apple I45dw9df
      You really shouldn’t throw rocks. Two of my five interviewers at google were horrible interviewers. Amazon only had one out of five that were bad (and honestly better than those two google ones, we just got into any argument about some petty shit).
      Jun 28
  • Microsoft fang2
    Congrats.. comp? Is it better than Cisco
    Jun 28 2
    • Cisco vjBh45
      OP
      Only 15% more
      Jun 28
    • Google dhtjfnc
      Wow. Google has been lowballing across the board
      Jun 28
  • Oscar 🐨koala
    Spell “idiot” twice back to me. TC?
    Jun 28 1
    • Cisco vjBh45
      OP
      190k verbal but who knows with the shitty headcount situation.
      Jun 28
  • Microsoft / Eng SwitchJobs
    @op: location?
    What is the max time you might need to wait for headcount availability?
    Jun 28 2
    • Cisco vjBh45
      OP
      They said August. Bay area
      Jun 28
    • Microsoft / Eng SwitchJobs
      Is headcount replenished every quarter?
      Jun 29
  • Amazon byedonuts
    I was in a couple of hiring loops that the candidates had compete offer from Google but failed amazon onsite. Quite normal.
    Jun 28 2
    • Amazon / Eng gxhn05
      Well well well. I appreciate my job now !!
      Jun 28
    • Amazon byedonuts
      In my opinion it’s just we look for different things, the LP side.
      Jun 28
  • Facebook ⭕w⭕
    How are you going to react when they reach back to you and say there's no headcount?
    Jun 28 2
    • Cisco vjBh45
      OP
      I already got that, fine with waiting. I'm not in a rush.
      Jun 28
    • Microsoft yesterda
      Who
      Jun 28
  • Cisco ciscorock
    Congrats! Also know of a few people here that passed L3 that had to wait a while.. they had 5+ yoe though and just wanted out
    Jun 28 1
    • Cisco vjBh45
      OP
      I am only 1 yoe. It's not too bad here. I joined as G8 so my comp is only like 15% less than Google.
      Jun 28
  • Amazon +?
    You can probably code but did not pass behavioral Leadership Principals or possibly lack of clear communication with the Bar Raiser.
    Jun 28 1
    • Cisco vjBh45
      OP
      Actually I failed at phone screen. Person didn't ask me a single LP question.
      Jun 28
  • OpenText RIP Theon😥
    How did you do on the LP questions? I’m guessing you’re better at LC than LP.
    Jun 28 1
    • Cisco vjBh45
      OP
      Actually I had no LP. I got a shitty LC question and my interviewer didn't say a word the whole interview.
      Jun 28
  • Microsoft / Eng
    MgIr74

    Microsoft Eng

    PRE
    Amazon
    MgIr74more
    Did you not study the amazon leadership principles and system design?
    Jun 28 1
    • Cisco vjBh45
      OP
      I didn't get any LP questions.
      Jun 28
  • Verizon / Eng
    woot-woot

    Verizon Eng

    BIO
    woot woot :)
    woot-wootmore
    Wow I'm not alone!! 😂 I felt miserable after getting reject from Amazon coz I couldn't use them for negotiation 😅
    Jun 28 0
  • Microsoft yesterda
    Can you tell me more
    Jun 28 0