Rejected from Amazon; tell Google recruiter?

Sep 16, 2019 16 Comments

Was feeling pretty confident during my Amazon onsite (SDEII) in Seattle but was rejected. I was pushing the Google recruiter to hurry up with their on-site to line up both offers but now I'm not so sure that it would be a good idea since Amazon's hiring bar is (allegedly) much lower than Google's.

Should I be honest with the Google recruiter and tell them I got rejected from Amazon and would like more time to prepare?

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    • OP
      Apologies if I wasn't clear in my OP, I'm not looking to cancel the google onsite, just postpone by a 1.0-1.5 months to help increase my chances.

      I agree about the "suck at dating" part, not very confidence inspiring...
      What would be a better excuse?
      Sep 16, 2019
    • Google engg1
      Just say you have some urgent priorities and would like to delay interview by 1.5 months.
      Sep 16, 2019
  • Google ShakeBake
    This is why you shouldn’t talk about other companies in the pipeline until they are verbal offers.
    Sep 16, 2019 0
  • Amazon -RedCloud-
    Don't say shit. You gain nothing by telling.
    Sep 16, 2019 0
  • Microsoft / Eng kwodk
    Don't say shit. You gain nothing by telling.
    Sep 16, 2019 1
  • Deloitte LwBy04
    I'm in a similar boat and I'm saying nothing. Google took so long that they even forgot I was in the process with Amazon.
    Sep 16, 2019 1
    • OP
      Yea, same here. Google reached out in June, and only now are scheduling the onsite (skipped phone screen).
      Sep 16, 2019
  • Amazon git clone
    Google recruiting move like sloths in slow motion. You’ll be fine.
    Sep 16, 2019 0
  • Pivotal Axe Cap
    Don't say a thing. You gain nothing by telling.
    Sep 16, 2019 0
  • Google / Eng dogfoodie
    No need to mention it. And don't let the rejection shake your confidence. A lot of folks get better the more they interview, so you never know what might happen with the next one.
    Sep 17, 2019 1
    • OP
      I appreciate the kind words. Trying to keep my chin up 🙂
      Sep 18, 2019
  • Do not tell them unless they ask you about it
    Sep 16, 2019 0
  • Amazon / Eng firefly123
    Depends on why you failed the Amazon on-site. If it was for coding then yeah I’d be concerned. If it was for vague koolaidey LP reasons then I don’t think Google will notice
    Sep 16, 2019 1

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