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Old 10-26-2017, 04:40 PM
 
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Hi, everyone. I applied for a dev position on Tuesday, and a recruiter got back to me via email the same day telling me that Amazon was really interested and that he wanted to schedule an interview. He also asked for some other info. I replied to the email, but I didn't get any confirmation from him. It's been a couple days, and still haven't heard back from him. My application status still shows as "under review." To be honest, I'm getting a bit anxious. How long do recruiters at Amazon take to get back to you, or schedule interviews? Should I be worried, or is this normal?
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Old 10-27-2017, 06:29 PM
 
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Hi everyone, Recently interviewed for 2nd phonic round of Amazon L6 position. Already over a week, and havent heard back from the recruiter yet. Anyone is same boat?
2nd round was just format expertise and experience discussion and the hiring manager telling at last, how things will happen in onsite process.

Have followed up with recruiter but havent heard back.
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Old 10-27-2017, 06:47 PM
 
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Hi, everyone. I applied for a dev position on Tuesday, and a recruiter got back to me via email the same day telling me that Amazon was really interested and that he wanted to schedule an interview. He also asked for some other info. I replied to the email, but I didn't get any confirmation from him. It's been a couple days, and still haven't heard back from him. My application status still shows as "under review." To be honest, I'm getting a bit anxious. How long do recruiters at Amazon take to get back to you, or schedule interviews? Should I be worried, or is this normal?
For me, they asked scheduling dates preferences. Got the call on the first scheduled date.
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Old 11-28-2017, 07:08 PM
 
Location: Lacey, WA
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Did Amazon stop hiring people? Over a month and no posts.

I am not interested in working for Amazon, but I have enjoyed reading peoples experiences in this thread as they move through the interview/hiring process.

-Mike
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Old 12-04-2017, 09:18 AM
 
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Hi everyone,

I was interviewed for a position and found to be overqualified. They thought I might get bored and recommended me for another team that better fits my background. I am meeting a number of people for an "informational meeting" but I have no idea how to prepare or what to expect. I assume this is like a personality test since I have already proven my skills. Has anyone else been through something similar? I was told my status is something like "ready for offer" but I know how these things work and I want to be as prepared as possible. Any help is appreciated as this forum has been a godsend so far. I've read every single post!

ETA- they initially said I would probably just meet with the new hiring director, but since it's a very team oriented position they decided for me to meet with the most senior ppl/ ppl I'd be working with the most on the team.
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Old 12-05-2017, 06:51 PM
 
Location: Lacey, WA
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Hi Harvey,
I have never been through the interview process with Amazon, but I have had several interviews such as the one you describe in your comments.
Make sure you brush your teeth, cut your fingernails, dress professionally and comfortably, and relax for this.
It looks like they already know you can do the job, now they want to make sure you fit the culture and team.
Don't fake it, or act out of character. Be honest when questioned. Don't act desperate, and don't apologize for any perceived misgivings they may present to you. Don't laugh at every joke, suck up to anyone, compliment anyone on their appearance, or give any reason for someone to think you are creepy.
Humble confidence attracts people and makes you likable.
View this as you interviewing them as well. You need to make sure you'll like the team you are on and your manager.

It may end up that you aren't the right fit for this team, either by your perception or theirs, and you're going to want to know this before you get hired.
Best wishes to you.

-Mike
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Old 12-06-2017, 06:07 PM
 
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Thanks Mike. I really appreciate your input and will keep your tips in mind!
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Old 12-08-2017, 01:24 PM
 
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Thanks Mike. I really appreciate your input and will keep your tips in mind!
Brush up on current events of the company.
Be familiar with the leadership principles.
Otherwise, just be yourself.

In most cases, an informational is just to assess fit and general intelligence (the feeling they get from you rather than actual stats). Sometimes, they've basically already made up their mind and just want to make sure you're interested and not a complete psycho.
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Old 12-11-2017, 03:59 PM
 
Location: Lacey, WA
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Brush up on current events of the company.
Be familiar with the leadership principles.
Otherwise, just be yourself.

In most cases, an informational is just to assess fit and general intelligence (the feeling they get from you rather than actual stats). Sometimes, they've basically already made up their mind and just want to make sure you're interested and not a complete psycho.
Partial psychos are OK though.
Great thoughts you added.

-Mike
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Old Today, 12:43 PM
 
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An update-

I ended up getting the job and wanted to share some additional feedback in case someone else reads this and is in a similar position.

1. Your recruiter should go over everything with you and topics that will be stressed. Prepare lots of examples (at least one example for each interviewer) based on their notes.

2. Despite what they say this is absolutely an interview. It's not nearly as intense as your first one, and there will be some chit chatting to get to know you, but it's absolutely an interview. They have a lot more leeway in what they're able to ask, so brush up on standard interview questions in addition to typical Amazon STAR questions.

3. Do not use the same examples that you used previously. They are literally on their computers looking directly at your previous answers. If they ask you the same question more than once you either didn't give a good enough example in your first answer, or it's a skill that is really stressed. I was asked one question in different ways five times. This holds true for throughout the interview process. Come up with new examples every stage and have at least one prepared for each interviewer.

ETA- the process could be different if it's a lateral move, but this was my experience when the new role is a higher level. Also as Welch said, brush up on what the department is working on. This came up quite a bit in the "chit chat" stages and asking informed questions and showing genuine interest helped.
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