Amazon, stop asking BS behavioral questions!

Apr 29, 2019 50 Comments

Seriously so many low caliber people who can BS real good but are not technical and cant code made it through by bullshitting in these behavioral questions. Whats the point? These questions are easily fake able and you can make any story highlighting those LP a night before. None other faang companies ask them. In a 45 min interview, after 5 min of intro and spending 20 mins on these LPs there is just not enough time left to assess someone coding and analytical abilities considering you have to give the candidate 5 mins at the end for his questions.

comments

Want to comment? LOG IN or SIGN UP
TOP 50 Comments
  • Amazon / Mgmt Db8db4
    Well, both technical and LPs are important. Your technical evaluators just suck.
    Apr 29, 2019 11
    • Amazon OTdS88
      Calm your tits, I'm just calling it like I see it. Keep slurpin that cult koolaid though, I'm sure you'll do fine
      Apr 30, 2019
    • Amazon seattle18
      Bunch of BS lps make this corporation into a cult like a groupie more than an organization
      Apr 30, 2019
  • Microsoft ioohsFbv
    LC is best. Subjective questions lead to corruption in hiring. See how many South Asian folks at Amazon?
    Apr 29, 2019 9
    • Microsoft JT907!
      No they gave me an offer and I declined. I’m still upset tho as they wasted a lot of my time
      Apr 29, 2019
    • Microsoft grm
      Lol
      Apr 29, 2019
  • LinkedIn jsnewbie
    Aws Palo Alto is filled with such BSers.
    Apr 29, 2019 0
  • OP
    I have seen lots of loops debriefs where bar raiser will be inclined coz LPs were strong, even though there were some concern on coding and tech ability. The reason was tech is teachable while LPs are not. What BS? One of this hire made it to our team and he was a major pain in the ass as he was not technically strong, and would require us to hold his hand but he could BS really good during meetings.
    Apr 29, 2019 9
    • Amazon seattle18
      No u did not. U just proved the point on how low the sde bar has dropped when we have bar raisers like u
      Apr 30, 2019
    • Amazon
      beedoop

      Amazon

      PRE
      Microsoft
      BIO
      Brb bio.
      beedoopmore
      Cool story bro. You’re clearly an expert at evaluating BRs. Or anyone really. I’m glad to have you on board.
      Apr 30, 2019
  • Amazon
    beedoop

    Amazon

    PRE
    Microsoft
    BIO
    Brb bio.
    beedoopmore
    Most senior people (or dev failing to become senior) do so because of LP. Not technical skills. So yeah... fuck you. Just cause you’ve seen failure to apply the technical bar doesn’t mean LPs are “bullshit” or easy to fake. Sounds like you should be on pip and not interviewing.
    Apr 29, 2019 3
    • LinkedIn jsnewbie
      LPs are a bunch of bullshit
      Apr 30, 2019
    • Amazon
      beedoop

      Amazon

      PRE
      Microsoft
      BIO
      Brb bio.
      beedoopmore
      Lol yes you got it figured out, I got promoted to Sr PE from SDE2 based on my shit technical skills. Seems like you’re sad you’ve been left behind because it’s “develop the best”, not the mediocre...
      Apr 30, 2019
  • Pandora / Eng ctiv08
    Maybe the ability to BS is what they value most 😉
    Apr 29, 2019 2
    • Google
      tsukino

      Google

      BIO
      w
      tsukinomore
      even for SDE and SRE roles?
      Apr 29, 2019
    • Amazon / QA
      sivapatel

      Amazon QA

      PRE
      Amazon, Panasonic Avionics
      sivapatelmore
      This guy has a point
      Apr 29, 2019
  • Microsoft Ms4life
    I enjoyed my Amazon interview because of the behavioral part. Felt like I actually had a chance to highlight my experience and challenges I solved.
    Apr 29, 2019 0
  • Your behavior already seems to be bad 😀 A reasonably good interviewer can easily tell if you are faking the answer. It’s actually very hard to give compelling honest answer to these questions , most answers will be diluted and lame.
    Apr 29, 2019 0
  • Google
    tsukino

    Google

    BIO
    w
    tsukinomore
    Maybe behavioral questions are a subtle way to assess language and communication skills.
    Apr 29, 2019 4
    • OP
      That can be done during the course of the coding interview itself. How the candidate interacts, ask questions, take hints etc. no point of asking stupid questions starting with “Describe a time when you ....”
      Apr 29, 2019
    • Google
      tsukino

      Google

      BIO
      w
      tsukinomore
      I agree wholeheartedly, although a possible rebuttal might be that technical communication is different from social communication.
      Apr 29, 2019
  • Microsoft tgdnxc
    L4 should be straight coding. While levels going up, gradually add BS questions.
    May 1, 2019 0

Salary
Comparison

    Real time salary information from verified employees