What is the success rate once you make it to on-site with Amazon?

New / Eng
br0grammer

New Eng

BIO
Former aerospace engineer turned programmer
br0grammermore
Feb 1, 2018 18 Comments

Just wondering if the first 2 rounds with Amazon are where the attrition happens, or if they err on the side of keeping people in the funnel until they can see them in-person.

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  • Amazon looking4
    I took many interviews and my inclined/not inclined ratio has been 15/85%. In most cases my vote matches with other interviewers’ votes.
    Feb 1, 2018 4
    • New / Eng
      assertTrue

      New Eng

      BIO
      Former aerospace engineer turned programmer
      assertTruemore
      Do you feel there’s a big thing people do right or wrong to end up in either bucket?

      My understanding is: approach every answer from a customer-first perspective and worry more about laying out your thought process while showing you would be open to other solutions over trying to be sure you give the best solution. Also, never try to solve a problem without clarifying and noting assumptions.
      Feb 1, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng iNPP86
      Sounds about right, although not everything has to be customer-focused. There’s specific questions for that. Also, don’t prematurely optimize, do it after you’ve got a working solution and you have time to burn.
      Feb 1, 2018
    • Amazon looking4
      In tech questions:
      It’s often lack of willingness to tackle a problem in the right way. In some cases candidates give up or don’t bother to verify. Also not recognizing what problems would arise in real world operation of their proposed solution. Lack of right level of experience is often behind such gaps.

      Of course it’s not easy to find many candidates who have the right kind of experience. So, lower acceptance is natural.

      In case of behavioral:
      The stories lack details or depth. Also, sometimes there contribution in that scenario is not clearly understood despite drilling down.
      Feb 1, 2018
    • New / Eng
      assertTrue

      New Eng

      BIO
      Former aerospace engineer turned programmer
      assertTruemore
      Thanks @looking4, that’s really helpful!
      Feb 2, 2018
  • Amazon / Eng
    Hooliganss

    Amazon Eng

    BIO
    Engineer at AWS
    Hooliganssmore
    I was told 20-30% once on site, by an HR friend.
    Feb 1, 2018 0
  • Amazon bPRG82
    I got rejected twice by amazon before making on third. Its pretty high
    Feb 1, 2018 1
    • New / Eng
      assertTrue

      New Eng

      BIO
      Former aerospace engineer turned programmer
      assertTruemore
      Do you have a sense of what happened the first 2 times and why the 3rd time was a success?
      Feb 1, 2018
  • Amazon FitRaani
    Approx 20-30%
    Feb 1, 2018 0
  • MongoDB
    BubDub

    MongoDB

    PRE
    Startup Shell
    BubDubmore
    1/5 which is 20%
    Feb 1, 2018 0
  • Microsoft SiteLive
    Bad phone screening then... Should be much higher if the phone screens were done properly
    Feb 1, 2018 3
    • Amazon / Eng
      Hooliganss

      Amazon Eng

      BIO
      Engineer at AWS
      Hooliganssmore
      Pretty sure google is similar, it might even be lower.
      Feb 1, 2018
    • New / Eng
      assertTrue

      New Eng

      BIO
      Former aerospace engineer turned programmer
      assertTruemore
      No kidding! It’s my first time interviewing at a major tech company, but in all of my other job searches, it’s seemed like you have a good chance at the job by the in-person interview.
      Feb 1, 2018
    • Microsoft / Eng
      StarVers

      Microsoft Eng

      BIO
      Hate coding quizzes but studying hard for better future!
      StarVersmore
      G is 5%.
      Feb 2, 2018
  • Amazon / Eng WocG38
    About 1 in 5 get an offer.
    Feb 1, 2018 0
  • Cisco archvile
    Sounds difficult to get in Amazon 😒
    Feb 1, 2018 1
    • Amazon / Eng
      Hooliganss

      Amazon Eng

      BIO
      Engineer at AWS
      Hooliganssmore
      Wouldn’t necessarily call it difficult, just that here’s a huge volume of applicants.
      Feb 1, 2018
  • Amazon gte305f
    I'd say SDE is closer to 1 out of 10 get an offer from my experience. SE closer to 1 out of 4.
    Feb 1, 2018 0