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Old 02-11-2014, 12:41 PM
 
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I went to Seattle for last round interviews, late last year. An internal candidate just squeezed me out.
I was contacted again for an initial HR interview for another position, which was not a good fit. Now I'm under consideration again for another position ,which is a better fit.
Has any one here made it through on a second or third attempt? I was curious to know if things are tougher when they consider you a second or third time!
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Old 02-11-2014, 03:23 PM
 
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Depends on the team, but yes--typically second and third interviews are harder. If they are considering you again, chances are they really like something about you and are trying to find a way to fit you in somewhere.
No guarantee--just my thoughts.
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Old 02-12-2014, 12:00 AM
 
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Does anyone know how much margin for negotiation Amazon allows. The sign-on bonus is excellent but I would like a bit more base pay. Is 5K more base pay something that seems feasible? I am not sure how to negotiate with so many variables (base pay, sign on bonus, RSU's etc)
Varies by team. Doesn't hurt to try.
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Old 02-12-2014, 12:05 AM
 
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So, what are the people like in Amazon? DB's or bunch of laid back guys who knows how to get stuff done?
Varies by team. On the whole, very capable at all job families with some outliers. Amazon aims to hire leaders, they are very serious about it - every interview (regardless of phone screen or on-site) assesses one or more leadership principles.
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Old 02-12-2014, 04:46 AM
 
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Default Missed the onsite interviews because of Visa

Hi all,
I was contacted by an amazon recruiter back in November via my linkedIn account. I Passed 2 telephonic interviews and was invited for an onsite interview in Seattle for 2 potential positions in Seattle and Vancouver.

Since I am Canadian Permanent Resident (Yet to get a Canadian citizenship), I had to obtain US Visa. At the day of the Visa Interview (back in January), I was told that my Visa might be delayed due to Administrative Process.

In the same day I notified the team in Seattle with my visa status, after 3 days they advised me to follow up with Vancouver team since work permit may take long time. Since then my US Visa was approved but I was unable to get a clear status of my recruitment from either teams.

Today, I went to Amazon Careers and tried to create an account. I noticed that my email was already registered and my account had applied for 3 positions (The Seattle one, the Vancouver one and a 3rd one that I have never heard about it). All the positions were showing a status as Reviewed, Not Selected. I am amused and hope somebody can help me understand what is happening.

Thanks.

NB: I have clearly notified the Seattle team when they first contacted me and before any of the interviews that I don't a US Work permit and that Amazon has to sponsor me.
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Old 02-12-2014, 03:57 PM
 
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@LightRing
How much time has passed between two phone interviews ?
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Old 02-12-2014, 04:36 PM
 
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@LightRing
How much time has passed between two phone interviews ?
The first phone interview was in November 22nd, the 2nd phone interview was in December 4th, My Visa interview appointment was in Jan 16th due to holidays and long queues in Toronto.
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Old 02-13-2014, 05:40 PM
 
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Default Amazon's Health Insurance - Autism

Hey guys! I'm new to the board, but has a question regarding Amazon's health insurance benefits. My husband is applying for a job there, and I want to make sure that my children (both with Autism ages 5 and 4) will have great schools to go to. I came upon Lakeside Center for Autism in Issaquah. I'm wondering if Amazon's health insurance benefits might help pay to send my 4 year old there?

TIA.
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Old 02-14-2014, 11:31 AM
 
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Hey guys! I'm new to the board, but has a question regarding Amazon's health insurance benefits. My husband is applying for a job there, and I want to make sure that my children (both with Autism ages 5 and 4) will have great schools to go to. I came upon Lakeside Center for Autism in Issaquah. I'm wondering if Amazon's health insurance benefits might help pay to send my 4 year old there?

TIA.
To my recollection, there were at least 6 different insurance plans when we signed up for benefits. Considering those 6 plans were very detailed, that's not really a question I think anyone can answer. You'd have to talk to HR to find that out.
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Old 02-14-2014, 06:13 PM
 
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Hi All-

I've had two telephone interviews the last two days and was just called for an in person interview on Tuesday.

I would not be working in the technology side of things, I have a Bachelor's in Safety Management and would be working in the distribution center.

I am somewhat concerned about the salaries as I have heard both extremely positive things and very negative as well. In the first email from the recruiter she asked my salary range stating that they didn't want to waste anyone's time and I gave her my preferred range and they moved me to the first phone interview. Does this mean that the salary was acceptable to them? I do not want to make an all day trip to be offered 20-30k less than I requested but I assume that that is why that is why they ask that question in the first place?
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