Amazon technical recruiter confused me

Hudl / Eng ghyi
Jan 17 26 Comments

Just finished a phone interview with an amazon recruiter where we mostly talked about my projects. He did ask me some programming questions. It all went really well.
Two things he said that felt weird to me:
1. They are not gonna need a Technical Phone interview and instead will "just send a programming test".
2. On mentioning that I would need a senior role he mentioned that makes sense, he will be in touch and offered to coach/practice interviews

Whats the takeaway here?
1. Aren't phone interviews with a person better than hammering on a online assessment?
2. Since when do recruiter do coaching for the roles?

#amazon #recruiter #phoneinterview

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TOP 26 Comments
  • Amazon / HR 🍌nutmufnz
    Assessments reduce the workload for interviewers. No need to waste an hour interviewing you if you cant pass the assessment. There would be a tech interview at onsite.

    Recruiters always coach before an onsite interview. It's called a prep call.
    Jan 17 2
    • Hudl / Eng ghyi
      OP
      I have been out of market for a while and had no idea prep call is a thing. As somebody else pointed out could they be throwing me for a entry level loop with OA?
      Jan 17
    • Amazon / HR 🍌nutmufnz
      Theres an L5 SDE OA so not really entry level.
      Jan 17
  • Lowe’s kBLA63
    I’ve had #2 with square, if it’s anything like yours, it won’t be helpful, they just tell you to communicate more and all that good stuff you’ve probably already read about
    Jan 17 2
    • Hudl / Eng ghyi
      OP
      Does it have any downsides?
      Jan 17
    • Lowe’s kBLA63
      Not at all, they literally broke down what I’m being graded on, the thing is literally every fang I’ve interviewed at sent me similar info over email, so it felt like a waste of time for me
      Jan 17
  • Amazon go0gl
    If you just did the recruiter screen, how can it be "another" technical interview?
    Jan 17 16
    • Amazon go0gl
      L5 solutions architect
      Jan 17
    • Nike / Eng softwareng
      I’m interviewing for L4 but have in person onsite instead of virtual
      Jan 17
  • Cirrus Llamacool
    2. That might be a prep call
    Jan 17 0
  • Tyler Technologies batwomannn
    Since they are under a lot of pressure to meet their metrics.
    Jan 17 1
    • Hudl / Eng ghyi
      OP
      Thats the impression I had with that sentence but want to validate with Amazonians if this is a thing now.
      Jan 17

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