Using computer during Amazon onsite interviews . Is this new trend?

New / Eng harigur
Jul 1 10 Comments

1) Is this a new trend ?
2) I heard it's their internal website. Can I get a demo chance to get well accustomed with their environment ?
3) Does it have test cases ?
4) Does it allow syntax highlighting for a language ?
5) Does recruiter expect 100% compiling and working solution since I opted for coding on computer ?
6) any other info

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  • Salesforce DREAMkid
    Lol wut?
    Jul 1 0
  • New / Eng
    XEsK75

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    1) Yes, I experienced this myself when I went to my onsite few weeks ago. Got the offer too! FEE 2 position.

    2) It's called Amazon Chime.

    3) Nope

    4) Yes

    5) The interviewer didn't ask me to run the code. But of course, try to write a "bug free" solution.
    Jul 1 4
    • New / Eng harigur
      OP
      Thanks for answering all questions. Someone else said it's called life code or livecode .

      What do you meant by FEE 2 ?
      Jul 1
    • New / Eng
      XEsK75

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      Oops! Sorry, yes it's called LiveCode! Amazon Chime is their video conferencing service.

      FEE2 = Front-End Engineer 2. Newly created job at AMZ. Same pay range as SDE (backend).
      Jul 1
    • New / Eng harigur
      OP
      Can I try that tool before onsite ?
      Jul 1
    • New / Eng
      XEsK75

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      What tool did they let you use for your phone screen? For me, it's the same "LiveCode" app. Nothing really special to it. Almost like a regular text editor. You'll be fine 😊

      I remember that I tried googling about LiveCode but no luck finding it.
      Jul 1
  • Microsoft P Zezima
    It's a minimalist code editor. Can't run code. A missed semi-colon won't hurt but aim for compilable and working code.
    Jul 1 3
    • New / Eng harigur
      OP
      So is it like notepad in web without syntax highlighting and not able to compile? Will I be projecting my computer or the interviewer will be seeing in his computer with the same link
      Jul 1
    • Microsoft P Zezima
      There's some basic syntax highlighting / indentation. The interviewer also has a link.
      Jul 1
    • New / Eng harigur
      OP
      Ok. Cool. Thanks
      Jul 1