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Old 09-16-2014, 11:49 AM
 
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Hello,
I am from Europe, should come to work at Amazon in October. Got offer 5 month ago and h1-b visa stamp into passport. But just week ago company initiated background check. I have provided alredy a criminal record extract which is clean, but just today noticed that in my CV there is a typo of one starting date of employment which was 8 years ago ( instead of May it is Mar (March)). So iam getting worried about that. Questions:

- what scope of background check Amazom fulfils?
- how long it may take to complete (for foreiner)?
- could that typo be a reason to cancel my contract?

Thanks in advance for any information.
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Old 09-16-2014, 06:20 PM
 
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I am a Canadian citizen. I don't have a degree, but I do have two years of professional software engineering experience.

A while back, Amazon interviewed me and they said my lack of degree and experience wouldn't prevent them from getting me a work visa.

Now, I'm interviewing with Google, but the process might not go forward because of my lack of degree and experience. Does anyone know what kind of process that Amazon uses in such cases? Is there something that Google is missing?
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Old 09-17-2014, 08:22 PM
 
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Can anyone here speak to the Fraud Investigator department?
I have my first phone interview coming up and would like to know more about that process as well as all the negative reviews I have read. Regardless of the unpleasant reviews, I am going forward anyway.
Still I would like to know if anyone has any experience working in that department?

Thank you!!
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Old 09-18-2014, 12:13 AM
 
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DMSeattle, what role are you interviewing for? software engineer, tpm, etc.?

the fraud investigation department is pretty big. it's not a bad division (consists of teams called TRUST, JUPITER, etc.). most of them work in a building called Varzea at the corner of Westlake/Denny.
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Old 09-18-2014, 09:16 AM
 
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Thank you, RVD90277.

I believe the role is called Fraud Investigator.

Thanks!!
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Old 09-18-2014, 01:47 PM
 
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i don't know much about the role and what they do.

i can only guess that they look for issues of fraudulent credit cards, account verification, money laundering, manufactured spending (i buy from you, you buy from me over and over again), etc.
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Old 09-19-2014, 07:28 AM
 
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Thanks.

I had first phone interview. Now I wait.............
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Old 09-19-2014, 11:05 AM
 
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RVD,

Do you suggest following up with a recruiter for a status update if you've passed the time they said they would respond to you by for a yes/no? Not sure if that comes off as desperate or eager or what.
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Old 09-19-2014, 11:17 AM
 
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RVD,

Do you suggest following up with a recruiter for a status update if you've passed the time they said they would respond to you by for a yes/no? Not sure if that comes off as desperate or eager or what.
Yes. Recruiters are very very busy always juggling a lot of balls at once. Most of them are very good but they are only human so sometimes they are out on vacation, leave the company, dismiss a reminder and forget to get back to you, or have you on their to-do list that is a mile long. Amazon is constantly hiring and there are hundreds of interviews every single day on campus.

It's totally cool for you to politely email them to ask for a quick update or status if it's past the time that they said that they would get back to you. I would emphasize that the recruiter is on your side...you getting hired helps them meet their numbers. Just be nice about it and ask along the lines of "Hi, I don't mean to bother you and I'm sure you are extremely busy but I was just wondering if you have an update from my interview on XYZ. Thank you and have a nice afternoon!"

RVD.
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Old 09-19-2014, 11:23 AM
 
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Thanks for the quick reply and I'll try that this afternoon.

Also, since i scanned most of this board and find a lot of questions are about length of time between replies and so forth, ill try to remember to post my entire experience once i hear a yes or no for anyone interested.
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