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Old 07-11-2015, 10:33 PM
 
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1) Yes but usually you have to interview again. It depends on why you declined. If it's compensation, they likely won't want to talk to you again though as it's usually not a good sign. Even if you accept, you'll probably just leave again if a better offer comes along, etc.

2) People read it sorta but not really...it's not as important as your actual interviews.

3) I don't know but I would guess something like 1 in 5 for both of those ratios. If you're quick at math, you'll see that it's roughly 1 in 25 that make it through both phone and onsite.

4) Yes. Not only do recruiters leave, get re-org'd, etc. but large organizations like Amazon have different roles within recruiting such as sourcers, coordinators, etc. There is usually a contact early on, then another one for scheduling phone screens, then another one once you are onsite (this recruiter will be with you until the end), etc.
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Old 07-16-2015, 12:19 PM
 
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With regard to the on-site interview process / hiring process:

If a person were to know the hiring manager, and are inclined to believe the hiring manager wants them on the team. Will the hiring manager's desire to hire this person outweigh the other interviewers opinion on the prospective hire? Does the hiring manager's opinion hold much weight?
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Old 07-16-2015, 01:45 PM
 
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With regard to the on-site interview process / hiring process:

If a person were to know the hiring manager, and are inclined to believe the hiring manager wants them on the team. Will the hiring manager's desire to hire this person outweigh the other interviewers opinion on the prospective hire? Does the hiring manager's opinion hold much weight?
I think it's sort of like this:

The 2 people in the interview process that holds the most weight: hiring manager and bar raiser.

If these 2 agree to hire you, you can be hired even if the other 3 don't want to hire you (although that's rare).

If these 2 don't want to hire you, you won't be hired even if the other 3 want to hire you.

If the bar raiser says no but HM says yes, it's a no.

If the HM says no but BR says yes, it's usually a no.

RVD.
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Old 07-17-2015, 01:22 PM
 
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With regard to the on-site interview process / hiring process:

If a person were to know the hiring manager, and are inclined to believe the hiring manager wants them on the team. Will the hiring manager's desire to hire this person outweigh the other interviewers opinion on the prospective hire? Does the hiring manager's opinion hold much weight?
Actually, that's the only way to get hired in a 'tech company' these days with the market flooded with highly educated qualified STEM people looking for work. You have to know somebody important enough to hire you. Personally, I would reject technical interview rounds when applying at a, admittedly large, webshop.

Is Amazon running a campaign to support local brick and mortar shops at the moment? Had another awkward experience today: besides the usual messy search functionality which always give back tons of pages to browse through there have been three things that got noticably worse recently: Amazon is filled with third party sellers which do not offer free shipping(one of the main reasons I buy from Amazon at the first place) and often do not ship to my location, the 'standard shipping' usually takes a whole week these days, and the prices are not that great anymore: today I searched at Amazon for something and ended up buying it this afternoon in a local store for the same price.

Anyway, nice that Amazon shows some responsibility and supports local stores.
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Old 07-17-2015, 05:19 PM
 
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Had another awkward experience today: besides the usual messy search functionality which always give back tons of pages to browse through there have been three things that got noticably worse recently: Amazon is filled with third party sellers which do not offer free shipping(one of the main reasons I buy from Amazon at the first place) and often do not ship to my location, the 'standard shipping' usually takes a whole week these days, and the prices are not that great anymore: today I searched at Amazon for something and ended up buying it this afternoon in a local store for the same price.
Agreed. I like Amazon Prime movie streaming but we always have technical issues with it that we don't have with other streaming services which is a bummer and makes us not like to use it as much. And the Amazon website has become just a total zoo. It gives me a headache to even try and deal with it, let alone try and sort through all of the third party vendors which could be God knows who so we don't even bother.
Apologies - I know my comment does not have to do with hiring per se but it does make me question that these are the product of the 'best and brightest' in the tech world that have gone through all of the layers of interviews and 'bar raisers'?
That can't be. Makes me think the website and prime aren't big revenue streams for them so they don't get much attention. I don't know. I don't know much about Amazon.
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Old 07-17-2015, 05:26 PM
 
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To all the wives of the men who work at Amazon: you have made the right choice in relocating your lives to another part of the country. you can stop posting about it now
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Old 07-17-2015, 06:59 PM
 
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To all the wives of the men who work at Amazon: you have made the right choice in relocating your lives to another part of the country. you can stop posting about it now
Women work at Amazon as well. And no, if people ask questions, we can answer if we wish. I don't require your permission to speak.
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Old 07-17-2015, 08:06 PM
 
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Default IT Manager

I applied for a IT Manager position months ago, since then I log in to the dashboard to check the application status and it says Submitted - Under Review. I did get an email from a Technical Sourcer from amazon back in may, but I haven't heard anything since then. Anyone have any suggestions besides emailing the Technical Sourcer (which I already did) ?
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Old 07-19-2015, 06:49 PM
 
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on the 2nd interview, and just noticed that the job posting on the careers site was taken down....any thoughts on why?
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Old 07-19-2015, 10:54 PM
 
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Hi Everyone, have been having a quick read through this thread and it seems to be a wealth of information! I was wondering if anyone has any experience or tips for someone trying to get in at amazon in a senior HR position? is it relatively the same?

Thanks!
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