What to wear for amazon onsite interview?

Research Now / Eng Arschloch
Jun 13, 2018 23 Comments

The recruiter said wear business casual .... but I wonder if jeans and T-shirt is still acceptable?

Is business casual a hard rule?

I am not comfortable in full sleeve button down shirts. Since I will be solving algo problems for 6 hours want to wear jeans and T-shirt.

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TOP 23 Comments
  • Wells Fargo blind-123
    Go in formals (no need for coat and tie)...I attended hiring event recently and almost everyone came in business formals. No harm in wearing formals IMO
    Jun 13, 2018 2
    • Facebook / Eng fibonacci_
      You also work at Wells Fargo
      Jun 13, 2018
    • Booz Allen Hamilton hackyhack
      ...what is formals?
      Sep 29
  • Amazon / Eng
    Hooliganss

    Amazon Eng

    BIO
    AWS
    Hooliganssmore
    Jeans and a T-shirt would be fine. They’re judging your technical ability, not whether you can adhere to strict dress code.

    Unless you go idiotic and come in with no clothes on or something
    Jun 13, 2018 0
  • Research Now / Eng Arschloch
    OP
    I am going with what the recruiter advised.
    Jun 13, 2018 0
  • JW Player / Eng Facet1ous
    I’ve always done jeans and a button down - anywhere that requires more should raise flags.
    Jun 13, 2018 0
  • Microsoft gym_rat
    Bezos mask!
    Jun 13, 2018 0
  • LinkedIn Jeff2020
    A polo is such a vibey interview outfit... cuts business/casual in half
    Jun 13, 2018 2
    • Uber DHolder
      Polos are terrible though
      Jun 13, 2018
    • Google SegeisGrin
      +1 on Polo. May seem douchey to some but at least gives some appearance of caring about details, which matters at Amazon.
      Jun 13, 2018
  • Loose the suit for Amazon interview
    Jun 14, 2018 0
  • Amazon / Eng
    makeit

    Amazon Eng

    PRE
    Amazon
    makeitmore
    Be respectful wearing business casual
    Jun 13, 2018 0
  • Amazon / Eng ScoopyDoo
    Birthday Suit
    Jun 13, 2018 0
  • Microsoft Yuk
    Depends on your gender.
    Jun 13, 2018 0
  • Wells Fargo / Eng kiwiBird8
    I wore a nice shirt with business casual pants to interview with wells and got the job
    Jun 13, 2018 2
    • Amazon / Eng
      Hooliganss

      Amazon Eng

      BIO
      AWS
      Hooliganssmore
      And that’s a bank!
      Jun 13, 2018
    • Wells Fargo / Eng kiwiBird8
      Yes it is. I interviewed at Amazon too but did not like the support responsibility on that team.
      Jun 13, 2018
  • Amazon A4;awR
    What’s the role? Generally they say wear whatever you’re comfortable in
    Jun 13, 2018 1
    • Research Now / Eng Arschloch
      OP
      L5/L6 SDE 2 or 3
      Jun 13, 2018
  • Microsoft LLjJ77
    Sometimes I dress up and wear a pair of jeans but otherwise trusty shorts and a tee will do the trick
    Jun 13, 2018 0
  • Apple EXQB54
    Board shorts and flip flops. Jk.
    I wore a shirt and tie once and one of the interviewers joking told me I was over dressed.

    Now I just wear a jeans and polo.
    Jun 13, 2018 0
  • Microsoft / Eng jnbcubj
    Jeans and t shirt with sandals is my go-to.
    Jun 13, 2018 0
  • Amazon kpp
    No it's not for sure
    Jun 13, 2018 0