Sharing my Amazon SDE2 seattle onsite experience
I went to the famous Doppler building in Seattle for my onsite. After 4 back to back interviews, had lunch another team member and then had the last interview with the hiring manager.
Every interview started with LP questions.
1. Object oriented, didn’t do great.
2. System design, went well.
3. Coding, was okay
4. Coding (bar raiser), went amazing
5. behavioural, was exhausted till then but still went good.
The weird part was that second interview had 2 interviewers (person A and B. A was suppose to take the interview, B wasn’t on the list) both kept asking LP questions one after another. B kept asking counter questions and kept making weird faces at me when I was answering. B kept denying whatever I was saying about my own projects. B interrupted A as well so many times that it was frustrating. Still I answered the LP questions and the system design questions they asked.
The third interview was a different experience as well. After discussing LPs, interviewer asked me a LC hard coding question (couldn’t find it anywhere), I discussed my approach and few other things. But before I could start working on it, he changed the question. Went on to talk about this new question for 15 mins. And then says, “okay, we have very less time left. Please finish the code for the first question.” I was like seriously??!🙄 but i still wrote the code and couldn’t finish it coz time was up.
This was my first time interviewing for Amazon but yeah it shook me the way these two individuals handled the interviews. But I still expected an offer coz the Bar raiser interview went awesome. But I got a reject.