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Old 08-19-2015, 11:44 PM
 
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btw, i've said this time and time again, i still think working at amazon is worth it for most people. in general, i would not recommend it if you are already working at google or facebook but otherwise, i would say that amazon is a step up in your career.

if it doesn't work out, you will almost always end up better off than had you just stayed at your old position (or take another competing offer). again...the only exceptions are google and facebook for bit companies and you can argue about the latest flavor of the month for pre-IPO companies...these days probably uber. a few years ago, it was square, before that airbnb/twitter/pinterest, etc.
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Old 08-20-2015, 02:10 PM
 
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How long does it usually take to get compensation package? I was told Tuesday they wanted to move forward and would email me the offer letter and call to go over it, but I've heard nothing since then. I've sent 2 emails as I have 2 offers on table from other companies and need to make decision by Monday for one of them :/.
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Old 08-20-2015, 09:19 PM
 
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usually it takes a few days and it's still only thursday.

however, they do move quickly if you tell them that you have a deadline so make sure that you tell your recruiter very nicely that you are excited about the prospect of working at amazon but you have 2 other offers and need to make a decision by monday so if they can expedite you would appreciate it.

i've seen them turn this around within hours when push came to shove and we needed it done quickly...
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Old 08-21-2015, 07:52 PM
 
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Got the offer today. but it was a lot lower than originally discussed and they said that was max they could do so I had to decline it . Sucks I was looking forward to moving to Seattle.
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Old 08-21-2015, 09:33 PM
 
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aw, sorry to hear that. amazon's compensation is typically pretty good but it does depend on how they level you so if they level you lower than you think you should be leveled, you might not get the offer you want.
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Old 08-24-2015, 08:26 AM
 
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So any tips on on-site dress code? I am being told to just wear what I'm comfortable in but that a tie is definitely not needed. Would a sports coat and jeans/slacks with a button up be too formal?

And to judgernaut, sorry to hear about the low offer ..... I also am getting the feeling they'll be low balling me. The recruiter kept emphasizing that salary is not nearly important and that the total comp is what I should view as take home.
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Old 08-24-2015, 10:17 AM
 
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So any tips on on-site dress code? I am being told to just wear what I'm comfortable in but that a tie is definitely not needed. Would a sports coat and jeans/slacks with a button up be too formal?

And to judgernaut, sorry to hear about the low offer ..... I also am getting the feeling they'll be low balling me. The recruiter kept emphasizing that salary is not nearly important and that the total comp is what I should view as take home.
I wore dockers with a long sleeve button down shirt, tucked in and nice shoes. No tie. No jacket. I felt adequately dressed for the interview.
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Old 08-24-2015, 10:22 AM
 
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Same exact thing here. The interviewers ran the gauntlet from t-shirt and shorts, to dockers and button down. Nothing fancier was seen in the building.
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Old 08-24-2015, 01:08 PM
 
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Considering several teams laid off their highest paid employees, then listed openings for those positions with a much lower pay, I suspect the "frugal" tenant is well in play right now. Looks like their offering lower pay in general.
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Old 08-24-2015, 03:03 PM
 
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So I applied to Amazon (Sr. HR Assistant position) sometime last month and I got an e-mail back from a recruiter saying they'd like to schedule a phone interview with me. About a week later, after the 30 minute phone interview, I got another e-mail from the same recruiter saying that I impressed them with my interview and they'd like to bring me on-site.

However, he said, "there is no specific on-site interview scheduled at the moment so we would like to invite you to the next upcoming event once we confirm those details. We will keep you informed in about two weeks or so on when and where your next on-site interview will take place. Once the details are confirmed, we will then send you a confirmation email containing information about your next interview."

I'm a bit confused with this e-mail. What do they mean by "event"? Is this a group interview of some sort?

Any kind of clarity/advice is appreciated.
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