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Old 09-07-2012, 02:45 PM
 
Location: a warmer place
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My spouse had somewhere 3 or 4 phone interviews among different departments so I think it depends on the type of job. It was about a week sometimes less in between phone interviews. Then they flew him out for an in person. He had a call the next day that an offer was coming.

I think the package is pretty good though being corporate gypsys we have had better (pre recession though things seem to have changed overall). Best of luck to you.
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Old 09-07-2012, 03:55 PM
 
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You should do some searching in here. There is a lot of information.

Usually there are 2 phone interviews + 1 day of in person interviews. They usually get back to you pretty quickly between the phone interviews (maybe a week at the most) and after your in-person they usually get back to you within a few days.

The interviews are pretty difficult so good luck!

That was our experience, as well.

And our relocation package was very comprehensive. All expenses and then some.

Amazon designs their interviews to be difficult. The phone interviews are a screening, essentially. A pre-interview. And then the in person interview is a day long, multi-person intense interview including one interviewer that they refer to as the "bar raiser" whose sole job it is to weed out anyone not up to Amazon's standards. They don't have any investment in the person being interviewed - they are a higher up for a different department - so they are theoretically neutral and they are just there to be really, really tough.

The details depend on the position - my husband's loop was insane, but he was interviewing for a high level position. A friend of his was interviewing for a mid-level position and it as less intense (but still significantly harder than most).
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Old 09-07-2012, 04:20 PM
 
Location: Greater Seattle, WA Metro Area
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Don't be afraid to ask/counter for a great relo package. Worked for us!
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Old 09-07-2012, 05:29 PM
 
Location: Temporarily TX, soon to be back on west coast
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Thanks everyone! I appreciate it!
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Old 09-07-2012, 10:04 PM
 
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What about them did you find difficult? -just out of curiosity
For some of the management positions such as Software Development Manager, Technical Product Manager, etc. you are still required to pass at least Software Development Engineer I level coding.

So for a guy like me who used to code many years ago and still codes occasionally, it was tough reviewing all of the old algorithms and stuff that I learned in college over 10 years ago even though I interviewed for a management position.

I was asked a bunch of questions and had to code on a whiteboard, etc. and I think I probably messed up a bit on some questions, did well on some questions, etc.

RVD.
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Old 10-06-2012, 09:57 PM
 
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Hi all! I am looking to connect with individuals at Amazon. Currently, I reside in the Phoenix, AZ area. I have a lot of family in Washington State. My family is selling their home, and moving to the Seattle area. My desire is to also pick up and move to the Seattle area. I work for a top Fortune 100 Company that was rated #20, and have been there for nearly 10 years. I saw that my company might have some opportunties in the Seattle area, so I invested some energy looking to see if they would be willing to send me to Seattle. However, it does not look like that is going to be an option. I am fine with that though because I was not certain that my company could help facilitate very many growth-oriented opportunities since I would be moving out of one of the main offices and further away from the corporate headquarters. With that being said, I have begun my search and really got excited about what I see at Amazon. Right now, it is my top pick. I believe with my education, skills, and experience working with customers world-wide, I have a lot to contribute to Amazon. I would like to gain more insight into the culture of Amazon. What are some of the most important skills that Amazon is looking to onboard with new hires? How does leadership view the future of this industry? What are some of the most important aspects of your job as it relates to Amazon's mission and vision? What is the overall structure of Amazon, and how does each area of the enterprise contribute to the success of Amazon? I have more questions, but that would be a good start for me. The great news is that my family already had accomodations for me to assist with my transition once I land a job in the Seattle area. Any help one can offer would greatly be appreciated! Thank you!
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Old 10-24-2012, 02:50 PM
 
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Default Work at Amazon? How long is their maternity leave?

Hi!
i would like to know how long amazonians in the seattle office are given as maternity leave. 12 weeks? 18 weeks? Is it paid or unpaid?

Thanks!
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Old 10-24-2012, 03:09 PM
 
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uh...i believe it is 8 weeks.
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Old 10-24-2012, 05:06 PM
 
Location: West Coast - Best Coast!
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Legally I believe you're entitled to 12 weeks, but it doesn't have to be paid. No clue what Amazon's paid/non-paid deal is.
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Old 10-24-2012, 05:23 PM
 
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8 weeks!!! Really??
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