What to expect for an Amazon on site for a non-tech role. I’ve heard that each interview is behavioral based (aka focused on the leadership principles), but are all the principles covered? Is it ok to repeat stories for different interviewers (i.e., if it’s a different question but your story from a previous conversation applies or even if it’s the same question), or does this typically lead to a rejection?
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- Facebook BGQO30Drink less water and go empty stomach. From blind i got to know there is a severe shortage of washrooms at amazon . Some people have to climb 5 floors just to take a piss.
- Amazon Amazon_O_GMake sure you have a story about when you showed bias for action and ownership. In non-tech interviews, this is one of the most important things I look for. And make sure you provide specific results and it doesn’t need to be a huge success. Another LP I look for is being vocally self-critical which is basically being self-aware. Understanding what we did wrong and what we could have done better (learning from failures) is as important as success. Of course, this is besides customer obsession which is foundational.
- Had on site few weeks ago for non tech management role. All rounds revolve around leadership principles. Yes they cover almost all leadership principles and they want tons and tons of STAR based examples. I repeated some examples and got bored after couple of rounds of interview, I feel basically they all are same - problem/challenge, action result. I prefer case based interviews. But I would I highly suggest prepare differ examples. Also the last interviewer I had was very arrogant and I just wanted to get over with it. They really test your patience.
I personally would never want to interview at Amazon again, they don't treat intervieies with enough respect or probably it was just that one interviewer of mine.
Just stating my experience
- New / Product SUhP42Excessively skewed towards behavioral questions ("tell me about a time"). It's ok to repeat examples if they are relevant but don't spin them into variants to force-fit into a cultural principle. Each interviewer grills on a specific set of principles assigned to him/her.