Amazon Interview chances TcEs77
Oct 19, 2019 13 Comments

Recently had onsite interview with Amazon. Apart of LP questions there were:
1) Leetcode easy, unfortunately I've started panicing and was not able to provide the solution, until interviewer said the solution out loud. Coded successfully, but I think he had a follow-up question, since the question was too easy.
2) Question from top 50 Amazon. Marked as hard, but looks more like medium. I stuck in the middle of writing the code, after few hints - coded successfully.
3) Design round. Provided multiple solutions, explaining pros and cons. Interviewer looked satisfied, and said that he would solve the problem in the same way. The interviewer was a senior engineer, while previous two were engineers.
4) Interview with a manager. Coded successfully without any hints. Interviewer mentioned that my solution is interesting. Not sure if it is what he wanted from me.

So, what do you think about my chances to be hired, assuming that LP questions went good?



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TOP 13 Comments
  • TripAdvisor KEHD61
    You might not like this but noone here will know answer. Wait for few days, they get back quick.
    Oct 19, 2019 1
    • TcEs77
      I know :)) Just kinda want to chat a bit and hear some opinions
      Oct 19, 2019
  • New mxTD34
    Everything looks really good for you but the thing to worry about is the manager feedback. Someone saying that my solution is “interesting” rather than correct is concerning. Also the least they expect of you is to solve leetcode easy.

    I wouldn’t put any egg in this basket for sure. It was a nice practice.
    Oct 19, 2019 1
    • Amazon bbbear
      True. “Interesting” is what I say when a candidate gives me a very outlandish solution, like for example, if I ask them “How do you unclog a kitchen sink?” and they respond “I can use a stick of dynamite to clear the blockage in the pipe.” Then I would say “Interesting...”
      Oct 19, 2019
  • Amazon anion
    Chance of offer: 20% or less (unfortunately)
    Oct 19, 2019 2
    • Amazon SDE3Hire
      Based on his feedback or just average success rate of L5?

      OP completely ignored the behavioral LP questions which were half of each session.

      Amazon will pass on a stellar coder for bad behavioral and hire okay-ish code if we believe the behavioral is strong.

      In some ways, we want people that get stuff done rather than the smartest.
      Oct 19, 2019
    • Amazon bbbear
      We need good storytellers to bullshit the senior leadership.
      Oct 20, 2019
  • MedeAnalytics jefjeez
    All depends how you answered your leaderSHIt principle questions
    Oct 19, 2019 0
  • New vrQl3
    Don’t forget to share your offer later :)
    Oct 19, 2019 0
  • Amazon bbbear
    You have 0% chance. With 7 yoe, you’re targeted for L5 or even maybe L6. To get L5 you need to convince the interviewers that you’re better than 50% of existing L5s at Amazon. The interview performance you described sounds like a borderline L4, and Amazon is unlikely to offer you L4 with 7 yoe unless most of your experience was in another field (like QA, PM, SDET)
    Oct 19, 2019 1
    • TcEs77
      Will wait one more year then :)
      Oct 19, 2019
  • Amazon AWS-Engr
    Seems like a no, but it depends how desperate they are on hiring
    Oct 19, 2019 0
  • New / R&D

    New R&D

    Check Point Software Technologies, Ltd.
    Senior iOS developer and tech lead
    Honestly sounds like a no ... maybe bar raiser will save you to get downleveled but sounds like you went through an l5 loop and didn’t do great. Would you take an l4 offer with 7yoe?
    Oct 19, 2019 0


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