Amazon Phone Screen - Should I study Leadership Principles?

Mar 3, 2019 26 Comments

I have an Amazon phone screen later this week. Do I need to know the leadership principles? I've just been grinding leetcode bc I also have Google, Facebook and Microsoft interviews to study for 😅

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  • Google / Eng
    Sundar5'11

    Google Eng

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    Amazon
    Sundar5'11more
    Yeah you should definitely
    Mar 3, 2019 0
  • Oracle samu78
    Make sure to have 2-3 stories for each principle, sometimes they ask like - do you have any other example.
    Mar 3, 2019 0
  • Gap / Eng randUser
    OP
    BTW everyone, did have two leadership principles questions FWIW

    Like two examples of X and Y leadership principle
    Mar 10, 2019 1
  • Amazon / HR
    AMZNGHR

    Amazon HR

    PRE
    Microsoft
    AMZNGHRmore
    A Phone Screen is usually 70% technical and 30% behavioral so do not skip going through the LPs. This is an advice coming straight from the recruiting team.
    Mar 3, 2019 1
    • Thanks for this wonderful tip, I have my phone screen coming up in 2days. So of the overall 100% what is the minimum percentage required to qualify for on-site?
      Dec 2, 2019
  • Amazon SFAY53
    I've never seen someone fail a phone screen because they didn't have a good LP answer. Just don't raise any red flags
    Mar 3, 2019 0
  • Amazon / HR
    AMZNGHR

    Amazon HR

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    Microsoft
    AMZNGHRmore
    Hell yes and your answers should demonstrate those LPs. I have seen highly technical folks falling flat as they missed taking a look at the LPs (the DNA of Amazon)
    Mar 3, 2019 0
  • Gap / Eng randUser
    OP
    Thanks everyone. I thought it was just on site so I was going to focus on LC for now. Should I memorize them or just bring up examples when they mention each one?
    Mar 3, 2019 2
    • Amazon ftdQ18
      You’ll be on the phone so just print them out or have them up on your laptop so you can easily reference them. They won’t expect you to have them memorized. It’s not a quiz...they just want to know you looked and read them.
      Mar 3, 2019
    • Gap / Eng randUser
      OP
      Ohh that makes more sense, thank you!!
      Mar 3, 2019
  • Gap / Eng randUser
    OP
    Thank you everyone. Hard to find a lot of concrete examples for each one since I'm still junior. But for some of these principles I have plenty of examples
    Mar 3, 2019 1
    • Amazon / Eng opgadget
      Just go in knowing the LPs and their definitions, that will help you roll with the punches when you are asked to "Describe a time ..."

      Phone Screens aren't so much based on LPs but they do get asked. On-site is where you will see the heaviest use of LPs.
      Mar 3, 2019
  • Amazon dock this
    Just as important as leetcode
    Mar 3, 2019 0
  • Amazon / Eng
    mahongyan

    Amazon Eng

    PRE
    Amazon
    mahongyanmore
    No not really. I mean you could make sure you know the STAR method and use it but the phone screen is mostly technical.
    Mar 3, 2019 1
    • Amazon amazoning
      Nope it’s behaviors as well
      Mar 3, 2019

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