when to repply to AWS/Amazon

SmartThings / Eng mushroom🍄
Oct 10 17 Comments

I was recently LinkedIn approached by an AWS recruiter to interview for an opening in Seattle. After being assured that I would still be able to apply anytime in the future if failure, I gave it a shot.

I made through the phone. Was invited onsite and greeted with 2 LC hard and 1 problem not seen anywhere. Therefore I didn’t make it. :(

The HR (not recruiter) called me today to inform me of a rejection. I asked about when I could apply again. He said that while there would not be a hard block/waiting time keeping me from repplying anytime, hiring managers would be able to see the notes and feedback from this interview. Although I could technically reapply/ask for referrals anytime, he recommended that I try again after 1 year for any Amazon-related companies, like AWS, Robotics, Twitch etc.

What exactly does this mean? Does it mean that my chances of reapplying and interviewing to Amazon companies within 1 year are slim if any future HM bothers to check the notes?

Did I fail spectacularly? People are telling me that typically the waiting period is 6 months or none if no hard time is set.

Any kind Amazonian with knowledge of how AWS/Amazon hires? Thanks!

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TOP 17 Comments
  • You will be expecting some amazon/aws recruiters reaching out next week.
    Oct 10 5
    • SmartThings / Eng mushroom🍄
      OP
      😂 Only if they assure me again. 2 modified LC hard, 1 system design, and 1 algo-design problem not seen on popular interview websites made me somewhat uneasy.
      Oct 10
    • I got popular design questions. Did good but got rejected still.

      After 2 weeks, 3 recruiters reached out.
      Oct 10
    • NVIDIA Deltas
      @op What questions did they ask you
      Oct 10
    • SmartThings / Eng mushroom🍄
      OP
      @T-Mobile 😂 hopefully I can apply early next year cos I will consider a move by then.

      @NVIDIA as for LC questions, a greedy hard, used greedy and DP to solve. But I think he sensed that I did that one before; A graph hard question on LC with some modifications. Didn’t finish all code for the graph one; A algo-design question in which I had to make some bold assumptions, finish the main algorithmic logic, and implement the assumed api class.
      Oct 10
    • New lFjd71
      @cash: when you got rejected, did your recruiter tell you that you have to wait for a certain amount of time?
      Oct 10
  • Amazon rice_eater
    6 months I believe
    Oct 10 5
    • SmartThings / Eng mushroom🍄
      OP
      They “recommended” 1 year but said no hard waiting time so I can reapply and ask for referral anytime. Vague 😑.
      Oct 10
    • Amazon rice_eater
      Pretty sure if you reapply within 6months, you will get automatically reject email
      Oct 10
    • SmartThings / Eng mushroom🍄
      OP
      Yes I figure that I’d better not apply myself or apply through a referral but may have people send my resume directly to HMs to see if they want set up anything.
      Oct 10
    • Amazon rice_eater
      I am pretty sure it doesn’t work like that at amazon
      Oct 10
    • SmartThings / Eng mushroom🍄
      OP
      Ok. Hopefully after half a year I will he theoretically fine.
      Oct 11
  • Amazon 🐅 woods
    I also failed yesterday
    Oct 10 1
    • SmartThings / Eng mushroom🍄
      OP
      You profile literally said “Amazon”...
      Oct 10
  • Amazon FPCf78
    6 months if you were borderline. Longer if you weren’t even close.
    Oct 10 0
  • SmartThings / Eng mushroom🍄
    OP
    😂 Update on this one: was contacted by another recruiter on LinkedIn. I wasn’t particularly interested in that team so didn’t move further :(
    Oct 19 1
    • Amazon rice_eater
      Recruiters will contact anyone they find on linkedin. Even us, who are working at Amazon. But when you apply, the system will reject if you’ve interviewed recently
      Oct 19

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