Upcoming Amazon onsite

Cisco / Eng CCAV47
Jun 30 13 Comments

Hi,

I have an onsite interview at amazon in 4 weeks.

Right now I’m:
- going thru questions on Glassdoor
- practicing system design with a friend and watching YouTube videos
- reading about the leadership principles online on Glassdoor and some blogs (also going thru prep material sent by the recruiter)

This is for a L5 level role. Too cliche of a question but do I need to do anything else? Am I missing anything?

Thanks in advance!

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TOP 13 Comments
  • Goldman Sachs / Eng BePostive
    Have you been solving Leetcode or Hackerrank or anything similar? Are you clear about all your DS and Algo questions and have you practiced enough?
    Jun 30 2
    • Cisco / Eng CCAV47
      OP
      Yes I practice leetcode daily.
      Jun 30
    • Goldman Sachs / Eng BePostive
      You should be good then. Apart from just going through the Leadership principles, make sure that you also have at least 2 stories for each principle. Of course, you can have the same story that might be apt for 2-3 different principles but make sure that you don’t use the same examples for more than 2 questions. And please try not to make up any stories on the spot because this is how it goes: They will ask you a simple harmless question and you give the answer. The next 15-20 mins will be about them asking you numerous, in-depth follow up questions with respect to the example you just gave above!

      P.S.- I had my Amazon on site 1 week back (I got the offer).
      Jun 30
  • Microsoft dnhe67gh
    Also eat well before you go to interview. I had a whole day interview and didn't even take me to lunch or give me time. They gave me a tiny brown bag with cereal bar and chips. Don't know if they practice other leadership principals they preach, but they live by Frugality!
    Jun 30 0
  • Amazon iAI
    LPs LPs LPs...
    Jun 30 0
  • Verizon Media sxSG85
    Watch out for their Principles the recruiter must have told you about. They take that shit very seriously
    Jun 30 2
    • Cisco / Eng CCAV47
      OP
      Yup! Heard people getting rejected because of this 🤷🏼‍♂️
      Jun 30
    • Verizon Media sxSG85
      Yes that definitely happens. They’ll ask you questions about your past experiences pertaining the principles so prepare accordingly
      Jun 30
  • Uber fisj65gs
    Do a mock interview? I liked Gianlo and PracticeCodingInterview.com especially for mock system design
    Jul 2 0
  • Intel Kitten420
    LP - speak it, breathe it, live it and regurgitate it.
    Jun 30 0
  • Uber / Eng itsdara
    Insert at least 2 LPs in every other sentence. If you manage to get all 3 LPs in a sentence expect a high five from the interviewer and a strong hire incline.
    Jun 30 1
    • Cisco / Eng CCAV47
      OP
      Haha that’s a good one... I’ve gotta start practicing to put at least 3 LPs in my daily conversation 😂
      Jun 30
  • Amazon Dhlf30
    You can exaggerate but don’t lie! They will catch you!
    Jun 30 0

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